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Anna Finley Web
Anna J. Finley
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds

Anna is a postdoctoral research scholar working with Stacey Schaefer on the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) project investigating how self-control, emotions and cognitive functioning influence health and well-being. She has expertise in a variety of psychophysiological methodologies, including electroencephalography (EEG), facial and startle eye-blink electromyography (EMG) and electrocardiography (EKG). 

Anna is interested in how cognitive and emotional processes interact and influence each other, as well as how self-regulation contributes to emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. She uses subjective self-assessments of emotional experiences as well as psychophysiological measures of emotional responses to better understand how emotional processes unfold and how they are influenced by individual differences such as self-control, personality and age. 


Ph.D., Social & Personality Psychology, Texas A&M University 

B.A., Psychology, University of Wyoming 

B.S., Statistics, University of Wyoming