Bridget graduated from the Bard College Conservatory of Music last year with degrees in psychology and flute performance. She is now the Psychology Program Coordinator at Bard and hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical-Forensic Psychology. Her senior thesis explored the effects of reactive and proactive aggression on heart rate reactivity to an anger induction paradigm in male college students. Bridget is particularly interested in biologically-based prevention and intervention of antisocial behavior, violence prevention, forensic assessment, and psychopathy. This year, Bridget hopes to explore the effects of mindfulness training on individual heart rate variability and memory suppression skills.
Elena is a Global & International Studies major at Bard College, concentrating in Mind, Brain, & Behavior. She wants to explore how the psyche can influence society. She is also a visual artist and poet, who has been exhibited a few times and published prolifically. Always she hopes to do something of significance for the wide world.
Clarence A. L. Brontë
Clarence is a senior studying psychology with a concentration in Science, Technology, and Society. As an upper college student, they are very excited to work in the Memory Dynamics Lab, as it is a wonderful way to become more familiar with ERP techniques and experimental design and implementation. Outside of the lab, Clarence is also a Writing Fellow and Writing Consultant in the Bard Learning Commons, the Team Captain of the Bard Debate Union, a 2016 and 2017 Citizen Science Teaching Fellow, a member of the Student Government Educational Policies Committee, and a Statistics for Psychology Course Assistant. In their free time, they write plays and novels and compete at debate tournaments across the country/world. While they currently have a surplus of interests, Clarence hopes to choose a topic for their SPROJ soon. In the meantime, they are very interested in the nature of resting state cognition, the effects of experimental techniques on behavioral and neurological data, the nature of self formation, and the role of cognitive science in society. In the long term, they hope to become a professor and continue to contribute to academic discussions and psychological research.
Noah is a junior studying psychology at Bard College. While his research interests are always evolving, Noah is particularly interested in studies of memory, neurorehabilitation after brain injury, the extent to which a person’s psychology is “abnormal”, the prevalence of anxiety, and the foundations of psychological research
in neuroscience. Outside of the lab, Noah is the co-head of the Bard Christian Fellowship and captain of Bard’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He is an avid lover of the woods and enjoys hammocking, living by the ocean, and playing music – Noah aspires to use his love of psychology to write music that voices how people experience mental illness in very real and unique ways.
Sean is originally from Long Island and came to attend Bard College in 2014 to study Psychology. His research interests include sleep rhythms, personality, and abnormal psychology, though as an intended medical student Sean is also keenly interested in medicinal research for psychiatric treatment. As an aspiring psychiatrist, Sean intends to conduct research for improved diagnosis and treatment methods of commonplace psychiatric disorders such as ADD.