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Kathleen Angela Willoughby

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Program Area: Psychological Science

Psychology

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Biography

Angie Willoughby received her B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2017. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychological Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is working with Drs. Wendy Heller and Edelyn Verona (University of South Florida) in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Psychopathology (CANOPY) lab.

Specializations

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Aging
  • Neurodegeneration

Research Description

At the University of Illinois, I am part of a research team that examines the role of cognition and emotion in risk and resilience for psychopathology. I am primarily involved in a project exploring how individuals with a history of aggression respond to sustained stress. We use measures of brain activity (EEG) to gain insight into the cognitive and physiological processes associated with the relationship between aggression and stress. In the future, I hope to focus on the neural mechanisms associated with cognition and emotion in aging.

Education

  • Brigham Young University (BS)
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Building Remodeling Projects

Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.