Dr. Carl Weems

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Professor and Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Dr. Carl Weems

My relevant research has centered on basic research in developmental psychopathology focused on testing bio-behavioral, and cognitive-developmental models of emotional development. The goal of this research is to usefully integrate developmental, cognitive-neuroscience (using MRI techniques), biological-hormonal models (using hormonal and physiological assessments), and behavioral theories in an attempt to understand the origins and course of internalizing. For example, one line of research examines how the effects of severe stress influence brain development in regions critical to the evaluation of emotional stimuli (i.e., frontal lobe, amygdala, hippocampus).

Area of Expertise: 
Developmental Psychology
Bio-behavioral Models
Cognitive-developmental Models
Education: 
Post Doc, Developmental Psychology, Stanford University, 2001
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Florida International University, 1999
M.A., Experimental Psychology, Hollins College, 1995
B.A., Psychology, Florida State University, 1993
Contact
515-294-9659
4380 Palmer
Ames
Iowa
50011-