2008 Newman Award Winner
Rebecca B. Price is a graduate of Stanford University (CA) where she completed an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in symbolic systems— combining coursework in psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science. She is currently a 3rd year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Rutgers University (NJ) and a research associate at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her research interests center on the role of neurocognitive factors in the etiology, course, and treatment of emotional disorders. Her ongoing work has examined the relationship between executive functions such as inhibitory control and anxiety symptoms, implicit memory associations in depressed patients with suicidal ideation, and the neural substrates of attentional bias in clinically anxious older adults. She was recently awarded a Predoctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to pursue her dissertation research on behavioral and fMRI correlates of late-life generalized anxiety disorder.
All psychology graduate students are eligible to submit their research for the Psi Chi/APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award. The winner receives the following: (1) travel expenses to attend the APA/Psi Chi National Convention to receive the award, (2) a three-year subscription to an APA journal of the winner's choice, and (3) two engraved plaques, one for the winner and one for the winner's psychology department as a permanent honor to the winner. In addition, the abstract of the winning paper, as well as a photograph and brief biography of the winner, is published in Eye on Psi Chi. This award is presented during the APA/APF Awards ceremony at the APA/Psi Chi National Convention in August.
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