What Is A Cognitive Or Affective Neuroscience?
The graduate program, Cognitive and Affective Nueroscience, at Rice University encompasses interest on the topic of emotional regulation and its impact on mental health. On the faculty page of the Psychology department, I noticed that Dr. Bryan Denny was researching said topic and I am interested in working with him. My interest also spans to a curiosity about the impact that cultural upbringing has on emotional regulation skills. I believe that I have the qualities required for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience because I have been able to learn about emotion regulation and development throughout my courses in the education department and child and family studies department. I have also observed emotion regulation and development through working as a Teaching Associate, Teacher’s Assistant in a summer camp, and Library Assistant in the Learning Resource Center. It is my curiosity and empathy that make has led me to search for a career in psychology. My ultimate goal is to use the knowledge I gain from research to become a Marriage and Family Therapist that educates families about how to have the healthiest dynamic they can. It is my belief that Rice University will continue my growth as a learner and researcher and help me achieve my ultimate