Jessica Paxton
Jessica Paxton
Associate Professor Psychology
College of Humanities, Education & Social 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.

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