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Graduate Students

DeLap, Gwyneth

Gwyneth DeLap

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2021 - 2022
Faculty Mentor(s): Lisa Starr

494 Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100
gdelap@ur.rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research examines emotion processes and how these processes and their developmental trajectories may differ for individuals with internalizing symptoms. I am particularly interested in leveraging basic emotion science to inform intervention and prevention programs, especially during critical developmental periods such as adolescence.

Selected Publications

Research Presentation

  • DeLap, G.A., Harrewijn, A. & Kircanski, K. (2020, October). Associations between anxiety symptoms and social stress reactivity across childhood. Scientific talk presented at the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience lab meeting, Bethesda, MD. 
  • DeLap, G. A. (2020, June). Measuring brain responses to real world stimuli. Scientific talk presented at the 2020 NIH Three Minute Talk Competition, Bethesda, MD.
  • DeLap, G.A., Williams, L., Kalin, N., Blackford, J., Pine, D. S. & Harrewijn, A. (2020, September). Facial expressions in response to a psychosocial stressor in children with and without anxiety disorders. Poster presented virtually at the 2020 NIMH Annual Fellow’s Scientific Training Day, Bethesda, MD.  
  • DeLap, G. A., Jangraw, D., Pine, D. S., Abend, R. & Harrewijn, A. (2020, April). Neural responses to a scary movie in children with and without anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the 2020 NIH Postbac Virtual Poster Day, Bethesda, MD.  
  • DeLap, G. A., Pine, D. S. & Harrewijn, A. (2019, September). Subjective and biological responses to a psychosocial stressor in pediatric anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the 2019 NIMH Annual Fellow’s scientific Training Day, Washington, DC. 
  • DeLap, G. A., Leitzke, B., Plate, R. & Pollak, S. (2019, April). The impact of conflicting emotional cues on rating of facial expression intensity across development. Poster presented at the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Research Symposium, Madison, WI.  
  • DeLap, G. A., Leitzke, B. & Pollak, S. (2019, March).The influence of situational context on ratings of emotional intensity across development. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2019 Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 
  • DeLap, G. A., Leitzke, B., Plate, R. & Pollak, S. (2019, March). Attention training improves children’s ratings of emotional intensity. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2019 Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Honors

  • 2021: Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation
  • 2021: Sproull Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • 2019: Intramural Research Training Award, NIH
  • 2019: College of Letters and Sciences Dean’s Prize, UW-Madison
  • 2019: Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2017: Academic FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies), U.S. Department of Education

Additional Information

2019-2021: Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, NIMH (PI: Dr. Daniel Pine)

2016-2019: Research Assistant, Child Emotion Research Lab, UW-Madison (PI: Dr. Seth Pollak)

2019: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Cumulative Honors, UW-Madison