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Katelyn Singer

Katelyn Singer, Ph.D. Student in Adult Development & Aging

Katelyn Singer
Katelyn Singer, Ph.D. Student in Adult Development & Aging

Department of  Human Development and Family Science
kjsinger@vt.edu

Katelyn is a doctoral student in Human Development, with a focus on Aging. Her research examines cognitive effects of familial caregiving, specifically for family members who experience cognitive decline. She has a master's degree in clinical psychology and a background in neuroimaging research, and is continuing to investigate cognition through the use of neuroimaging techniques. Katelyn is involved with several translational research projects,  including using fNIRS to examine the effect of short exercise breaks on cognition as well as research investigating the neural mechanisms of age-related attentional distractibility across the lifespan.

  • Cognition and Familial Caregiving
  • Lifestyle Factors/Health Behavior Effects on Caregiving 
  • Applying Neuroimaging Techniques to Investigate Cognitive Changes in Caregivers of Persons with Cognitive Decline
  • B.S. Psychology, Minors in Sociology & French, Ferris State University, 2019
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Ball State University, 2021
  • Nardi, D., Singer, K.J., Price, K.M., Bryant, J.A., Hatheway, M.A., Johnson, J.N., Pairitz, A.K., Young, K.L., & Newcombe, N.S. (in press). Navigating Without Vision: Spontaneous Use of Terrain Slant in Outdoor Place Learning. Spatial Cognition & Computation.