Jill Grose-Fifer

Jill Grose-Fifer

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PhD University of Aston in Birmingham, U.K
BSc University of Aston in Birmingham, U.K


As a cognitive neuroscientist, Jill Grose-Fifer uses EEG recording to investigate sensory and cognitive function across the lifespan. Her research focuses primarily on brain development during mid and late adolescence with a view to better understanding increased risk taking and other behaviors in these populations.  More recently, she and her student have also used EEG recording to investigate how certain personality traits, such as empathy, may affect how people process emotional information. She is also active in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  She was the recipient of the John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2009 and 2019, and the John Jay Outstanding Scholarly Mentor award in 2012.

Scholarly Work

Selected Publications (* = student/recent graduate authors):

Grose-Fifer, J., & Vidals, D. (2021). Mental health stigma and emotional face processing: An ERP study. Social Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2021.1973556

Grose-Fifer, J., Crossman, A., & Baker, S. (2021). Flipping professional development to improve writing skills in undergraduates. College Teaching. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/87567555.2021.1954871

Grose-Fifer, J., Lobel, M., diFilipo, D., & Gordon, J. (2020). Low spatial frequency sensitivity and emotional face processing in adolescents: An ERP study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 5(5), 279-296. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2020.1789144

Grose-Fifer, J., Brooks, P. J., & O’Connor, M. (2019). Teaching Psychology: An evidence-based approach. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Medina*, A., Kirilko*, E., & Grose-Fifer, J. (2016). Emotional processing and psychopathic traits in male college students: An event-related potential study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 106, 39-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.06.004

Zottoli*, T. M. & Grose-Fifer, J. (2012). The feedback-related negativity (FRN) in adolescents. Psychophysiology, 49, 413–420. https://doi.org/ doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01312.x

Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Cognitive Neuroscience - infant and adolescent brain development; ERP recording; neural correlates of psychopathy; face perception; emotional processing. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - pedagogical interventions for improving learning for college students.

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