|Professor of Psychology
NeuroCognition and Brain Studies Section
Office: 11108 Anderson, Suite 101
Dr. Haerich directs the Psychophysiology of Emotion and Human NeuroCognition Laboratory which focuses on the relationship between emotion and attention. He is interested in how emotional stimuli are perceived, identified, recognized, cognitively represented, computed, and influence response selection. Recent work ranges from (1) basic research with normal adult humans examining the mechanisms by which emotional stimuli automatically attract or distract attention, to (2) basic clinical research investigating the mechanisms of emotion-inducing stimulus perception and emotion regulation in individuals with eating disorders, to (3) studies using rodents to investigate the effect on anxiety and fear conditioning resulting from blocking neurogenesis with therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation.
Among the courses that Dr. Haerich has taught are Cognitive Psychology, Psychobiology, Psychophysiology, Brain & Behavior relationships, The Nature of Emotion, Seminars in Cortical Function, and History, Systems, and Philosophy of Psychology.