Allison M Letkiewicz

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Program Area: Clinical/Community


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Allison completed her undergraduate work at The Catholic University of America in Psychology. As an undergraduate she worked in a Cognitive Aging Lab investigating implicit memory in healthy older adults and young adults, as well as a Psychophysiology Lab using EEG/ERP to investigate executive function. Afterward, she was a Post-baccalaureate IRTA at the NIMH for two years studying the neural correlates of fear and anxiety in healthy controls and patients using EMG and fMRI with Dr. Shmuel Lissek and Dr. Christian Grillon. She began her Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the fall of 2011. Her current research interests include exploring the neural correlates of anxiety, depression and their co-occurrence, as well as the interaction between emotion and cognition.


  • Depression and anxiety, the interaction between emotion and cognition, and the influence of early life experiences on the development of psychopathology

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Effects of emotion on executive function


  • The Catholic University of America, B.A. in Psychology
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A. in Psychology
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Facilities Information

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.