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Office of Undergraduate Research

New OUR Graduate Staff Assistant

The Office of Undergraduate Research welcomes Tasha Lightning as the new Graduate Staff Assistant.

Tasha Lightning is a graduate student in the experimental psychology department working with Dr. Danielle Polage on cognitive psychology research related to the legal system. Specifically, Tasha's research looks at the consequences of repeat system contact on locus of control, or orientation toward the causes of life events, in the adolescent population. Overall, Tasha's interests fall generally in the fields of cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience, with more specific emphasis on stress, coping, and mapping pathways of neural communication. 

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