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Paul Kieffaber

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences

Office: Integrated Science Center, Room 1087
Phone: 757-221-1965
Email: [[pdkieffaber]]
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Areas of Specialization

 The psychophysiology of attention & cognitive control and the neural basis of cognitive deficits in severe psychopathology.  My research aims to (1)develop physiologically informed models of the component cognitive processes invoked by the deployment of task-set and cognitive control and (2)to improve our understanding about the mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychopathology such as schizophrenia.    

Educational Background

B.S. Psychology, Colorado State University

M.A. Experimental Psychology, California State University Fullerton

Ph.D. Psychology & Cognitive Science (dual-degree), Indiana University Bloomington

Brief Biography

Postdoctoral Fellow 2007 to 2008
- Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow 2006 to 2007
- Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Neuropsychometrist 1998 to 2000
-Coastline Community College Acquired Brain Injury Program
Administered a computerized neuropsychological assessment to program applicants and directed
program evaluation as well as empirical research projects.

Courses Taught
  • Cognitive Psychophysiology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Research Methods