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About Christina Salnaitis

Dr. Salnaitis’ research focuses on the effects of stress and anxiety on executive functioning on those undergoing a major life transition, such as first year students entering college.  How does the stress response affect the development of the frontal lobe, an area considered to subserve executive functioning?  Executive functioning is involved in goal-directed behavior, and the frontal lobe continues to develop well into the 20’s, leaving the possibility that stress, anxiety, and depression during the college transition could alter the developmental course of executive functioning.

Positions

Present Instructor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Research Interests


Courses

  • Social Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Introduction to Behavioral Science
  • First Year Experience
  • Research Methods
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology

Education

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Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado ‐ Educational Psychology
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M.A., University of Northern Colorado ‐ Psychology: Emphasis: Human Neuropsychology
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B.A., University of Northern Colorado ‐ Psychology (Minor: Biology)
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Contact Information

DAV 115
727-873-4484
csalnaitis@usfsp.edu
Twitter Handle: @csalnaitis

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