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Faculty and Staff Profile

Kaileigh Byrne

Assistant Professor


Office: 318 Brackett Hall

Phone: 864-656-3935

Email: KAILEIB@clemson.edu

Personal Website: https://kabyrne21.wixsite.com/decisionlab
 

Educational Background

PhD Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Texas A&M University 2017

BS Biology, Psychology
Trinity University 2012

Courses Taught

Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 3330)
Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSYC 3100)
Judgment and Decision-Making (PSYC 8720)
Decisions and Risks Creative Inquiry (PSYC 4980-343)

Profile

Kaileigh Byrne, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Clemson University. Her research focuses on individual differences and mechanisms of reward-based decision-making using neuroimaging, computational, genetics, and physiological methods. In particular, her work examines how factors such as psychopathological symptoms, personality traits, aging, and performance pressure affect decision-making outcomes. She is interested in factors that affect individuals’ tendency to engage in goal-directed versus habit-based decision strategies, people’s ability to focus on immediate and delayed outcomes of their decisions, and individuals’ responses to gain and loss feedback during decision-making.

Research Interests

-Decision-making
-Learning
-Reward Processing
-Individual differences in cognition
-Performance pressure
-Cognitive aging

Links

Cognition and Decision Science Lab

Interview with Dr. Byrne


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