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Jessica Paxton

Jessica Paxton
Jessica Paxton
Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
» Psychology

About Me

I am a clinical neuropsychologist whose research focuses on executive functioning and aims to address two primary questions. First, I aim to deconstruct executive functioning and memory performance to identify the specific component processes that are most vulnerable in healthy or clinical populations. Second, I aim to determine whether these specific executive processes are malleable. Specifically, I investigate whether specific components of executive functioning improve with environmental manipulations, extensive practice, or training. I also investigate the factors that interfere with optimal executive functioning performance such as added task complexity or multi-tasking demands.  I mentor  graduate and undergraduate students in research.  I teach graduate classes in clinical psychology and undergraduate classes in neuropsychology and neuroscience.  

Education
  • Ph.D.Clinical Psychology — Washington University in St. Louis