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Faculty Scholar Kaileigh Byrne, Ph.D. at  Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Kaileigh Byrne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Clemson University

Contact: kaileib@clemson.edu  


Who is Dr. Byrne?

Kaileigh Byrne is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Clemson University. She received a Ph.D. in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience form Texas A&M University and completed her B.S. degrees in Biology and Psychology at Trinity University. Her research broadly investigates the effect of individual differences on reward-based decision-making, habit formation, and habit breaking.

For more information, see her Department Profile.

How Dr. Byrne’s research is transforming health care

Kaileigh Byrne currently has two distinct, ongoing health-related research projects. Her first project examines how substance abuse alters goal-directed and habit-based decision-making. She is working to develop methods that promote positive goal setting and maladaptive habit breaking. She is also interested in research on addiction prevention. Her other research project is focused on cognitive aging. She is examining how aging affects health-related and financial decisions strategies, cognitive biases, susceptibility to misinformation, and responsivity to feedback. She is interested in implementing Goal Management Training and biofeedback techniques to optimize decision-making strategies.


Health Research Expertise Keywords

Psychology, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Aging, Health-Related Decision-Making, Habit Formation, Habit Breaking