Dr. Moser received his B.A. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware. Prior to arriving at MSU as an assistant professor and director of the MSU Clinical Psychophysiology Lab (CPL), Dr. Moser completed a one-year clinical internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology where he received training in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans. Dr. Moser’s previous clinical training was at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.
Dr. Moser’s interests focus on the ability to regulate cognition, emotion, and behavior. Specific interests are in understanding their underlying mechanisms and in examining their clinical significance in terms of their roles in the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and depression. His work lies at the intersection of clinical, cognitive neuroscience, social-personality, and developmental research. Dr. Moser aims to advance our knowledge of regulatory abilities across the range of normal to abnormal functioning through a multi-method approach, in addition to building integrative models of how they operate.
Megan graduated in 2013 from MSU with a B.S. in Psychology. She began working in research labs in 2012 and has been a part of the CPL since 2013. She is interested in how various cognitive strategies and behaviors can decrease anxiety and foster resilience in children to promote well-being. She is hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and will be applying to graduate programs this fall. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga, hike, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Fourth Year Graduate Student
Hans is a fourth-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program. He received his B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Michigan State University in May, 2012, and has worked in the CPL with Dr. Moser since 2009. Hans is broadly interested in using psychophysiological measures to understand the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of internalizing disorders such as anxiety and depression. He is specifically interested in understanding how cognitive processes such as conflict monitoring and error processing can be used for assessment and treatment purposes of these disorders.
Hans is also interested in examining how beliefs about the malleability of self-attributes such as intelligence and personality are reflected in error-related brain activity and behavior and how they relate to the treatment of psychopathology.
Third Year Graduate Student
Jeff is a third-year graduate student in the MSU Clinical Psychology program. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan where he studied economics and statistics. Prior to joining Michigan State University’s psychology department, Jeff worked as a research coordinator in the departments of molecular physiology and psychiatry at the University of Michigan.
Jeff is interested in using the tools of psychophysiology to develop a comprehensive understanding of the cognitive and affective processes involved in the development and expression of anxiety. He is also interested in discerning the mechanisms underlying the effects of mindfulness training on cognitive control and emotion regulation. He intends to develop an empirical framework for how mindfulness might improve academic performance. He hopes that his research will ultimately inform educational and public health policy.
Second Year Graduate Student
Chelsea is a second-year graduate student in the MSU Clinical Psychology program. She graduated with high honors with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the MSU Honors College in the spring of 2013. Shortly after graduation she began managing projects in the lab investigating the role of ovarian hormones on behavior across the menstrual cycle. Her research interests center around individual differences in gender, hormone levels, working memory capacity, emotion regulation strategies and error-related brain activity as they relate to worry and anxiety as well as well-being and achievement. She is pursuing a career in clinical psychology.
Alec graduated from Michigan State University in May 2015 with a B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience. He is interested in depression and anxiety disorders along with cognitive aging and related diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In the upcoming future, he is hoping to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology after taking some time off from school. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and basketball, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Calli is a sophomore at MSU who is studying Cognitive Neuroscience. She is interested in anxiety and depression, specifically how these disorders not only affect the brain, but behaviors and emotions as well. She plans to attend medical school after graduating. In her spare time, she also enjoys hammocking, reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Courtney is a junior at MSU who is majoring in Psychology. She is interested in how belief systems can increase or decrease the symptoms of anxiety as well as how awareness and acceptance of thoughts and physiological symptoms can relieve anxiety. After she graduates, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology.
Dalia is a freshman at MSU majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Mathematics, and has been working in the lab for a semester. She is interested in learning how the brain reflects issues in anxiety and depression, and how it differs from those without psychological disorders. After she graduates, she plans to attend medical school.
Psychology and Philosophy
Sean Roberts is a senior at Michigan State University studying Psychology and Philosophy. He has been working in the CPL since the fall of 2013. He is interested in how anxiety affects people’s behavior, specifically in social interactions. He wishes to continue his education in Psychology, and is currently taking steps to prepare for a strong application for graduate school.
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Ken Bennett – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Matt Bona – Patient care associate, C.S Mott Children’s hospital
Alex Busch – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Texas A & M University
Evan Davies – research assistant, Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University
Sindes Dawood – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University
Michael Di Martino – graduate student in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University
Jennifer Ellis – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University
Kayla Felger – graduate student at Michigan State University
Julianne Giles – graduate student in Social Work, University of Southern California.
James Glazer – graduate student at Northwestern University
Janelle Goodwill – MSW candidate at the University of Michigan School of Social Work
Rachel Hartwig – Research associate at Spin Cord Injury Model Systems at University of Michigan
Spencer Hochstetler – graduate student in Criminology & Corrections at University of Cincinnati
Alex Jendrusina – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois – Chicago
Meghan Kanya – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Northern Illinois University
Blake McCollough – graduate student in Social Work, Michigan State University
Danielle Taylor – graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University
Colleen Victor – medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Jennifer Wallsteadt – graduate student in Social Work, Michigan State University School of Social Work
Andy Wiese – graduate student in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri – Kansas City