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Katherine Hooper

Katherine Hooper

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Associate Instructor

Phone: (904) 620-2807
Office: Building 51, Room 3403
Email: khooper@unf.edu

Research Interests

Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study cognitive and emotional processing in the cortex

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience, neuropharmacology. Classes: Behavioral Neuroscience, Special Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience, Research Methods, Drugs, Brain, and Behavior

Selected Publications

Evaluating Techniques to Reduce Test Anxiety and Improve Exam Scores
Fitzsimmons, C., & Hooper, K.C. Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2017

Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Examine Depression, Working Memory, and Resilience in a Clinical Sample
Carpenter, R., Hooper, K., Alloway, T., & Jennings, K. Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2017

The use of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Understanding Lateralization of Emotional Processing
Guth, K., Nagle, L., Drury, T., & Hooper, K. Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2017

Evaluating Techniques to Reduce Test Anxiety and Improve Exam Scores
Fitzsimmons, C., & Hooper, K.C.Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting (SEPA), Atlanta, GA, March 2017

Short Biography

Dr. Katherine Hooper received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Indiana University. She joined the Psychology Department at UNF in 2003 and currently serves as a non-tenure-track Instructor. She teaches four classes per semester (fall and spring), most commonly Behavioral Neuroscience, Research Methods, Special Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience, and Advanced Biopsychology.

Dr. Hooper oversees UNF's Behavioral Neuroscience major as well as the Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Lab (fNIRS) where undergraduate and graduate students use near-infrared light to investigate the neural correlates of human behavior.

Education

Ph.D., Psychology & Neuroscience, Indiana University - Bloomington, 2000
B.S., Psychology, University of Florida, 1990