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Alexander Weigard

Alex Weigard is a fifth-year graduate student in the Child-Clinical Psychology doctoral program, specializing in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. He is interested in using mathematical models from cognitive science, functional neuroimaging, and traditional behavioral measures to better understand neurocognitive contributions to the etiology of disorders like ADHD and substance abuse.  Alex received his undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Cognitive Neuroscience from Temple University, where he worked with Drs. Jason Chein and Laurence Steinberg on research investigating the cognitive and neural underpinnings of peer influence in adolescents’ decision-making. In his spare time, Alex enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, music and relaxing at home with his wife and cat.