Clinical Science Doctoral Student Receives APF Fellowship

Fourth year doctoral student Kathleen Crum, one of Dr. Comer's graduate students, was awarded the American Psychological Foundation's Koppitz Fellowhip to further her course of research. The overall goal of the project is to examine the complex interplay between child attention to distress cues, physiological reactivity to distress cues, anxiety, and aggressive behavior in youth with callous-unemotional (CU) traits. The proposed work will utilize a quasi-experimental design in a sample of youth with conduct problems to assess the impact of child anxiety on physiological and behavioral responses to others' distress in CU youth, and their relationships with aggressive behavior.