David A. Kattan
I am a senior majoring in psychology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience. My interest lies in the biological predisposition to coping mechanisms and psychotherapy outcome. During my senior year I am conducting research in the Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety and Depression (READ) Lab under the supervision of Dr. Douglass Mennin. In the READ lab I am also completing my honors thesis that focuses on the role of adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation techniques in prediction of anxiety and depression. In the future, I would like to earn a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuroscience research. Ultimately, I would like to pursue a research career that will allow me to study and develop tailored mental health interventions.
- Segal, S., Stark, S., Kattan, D., Stark. C., & Yassa, M. (submitted) Norepinephrine-mediated emotional arousal facilitates subsequent pattern separation. Learning & Memory.
- Kattan, D., Segal, S., Yassa, M., & Stark, C. (November, 2010) Emotion and Discrimination: A role for norepinephrine. Poster presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Charlotte, NC.
- Also presented at Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) Diversifying Clinical Psychology. January 2011, Nashville, TN.
- Kattan, D., Sebastian, V., Vergel, T., & Serrano, P. (May, 2011) PKM Utilization During Learning: A Molecular Mechanism for Sex Differences in Long-Term Spatial Memory. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science. Washington, DC.
- Kattan, D., Avery, S., VanDerKlok, R., & Blackford, J. (November, 2011) Temperament differences in scanning patterns of faces. Poster presented at Society For Neuroscience. Washington, DC.