Dr. Kaiser is a clinical psychologist who uses integrated behavioral, developmental, and neuroscientific methods to understand Major Depression and related affective disorders. Together with members of her research laboratory, Dr. Kaiser is working to understand neurocognitive dysfunction in depression, including abnormalities in the structure, molecular signaling, and coordinated activity of brain networks involved in emotion regulation. Dr. Kaiser explores these topics from a developmental perspective, with special interest in using neurocognitive risk markers to predict the onset and course of mood disorders in teens or young adults. Clinically, Dr. Kaiser is testing how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster affective health, with the goal of translating basic science into improved treatment and emotional wellness.
PSYC 3111 - Psychological Science 2: Research Methods in Psychology
Provides a foundation in research methodology to give students the ability to design, conduct, analyze, and present (both verbally and in writing) an empirical study in psychology. Allows students to be effective producers and consumers of research.
PSYC 3303 - Abnormal Psychology
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Examines etiological, theoretical, clinical,diagnostic, and experimental perspectives of major mental health disorders, with an emphasis on the main symptoms and diagnostic criteria associated with these disorders.
PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
PSYC 7703 - Seminar: Clinical Psychology
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Selected topics in the area of clinical psychology. May be repeated up to 21 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.