Claudia Lugo-Candelas is third year graduate student in the clinical psychology program. She is originally from Puerto Rico, where she obtained a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
She obtained her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from UMass Amherst, and her work explored the influence of culture in parents’ emotion socialization practices. She is currently studying the neural correlates of emotion processing in preschoolers with hyperactivity under the mentorship of Professor Elizabeth Harvey. Her main research interests include emotion regulation processes and deficits in young children with disruptive behavior disorders, particularly ADHD.
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