Psychological Science Nominates Lili Rothschild for the Donald G. Paterson Award

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by

Gustavus senior, Lili Rothschild, has been nominated by the Gustavus Psychological Science Department for the Minnesota Psychological Association’s Donald G. Paterson Award. The award is given to an outstanding college senior planning to pursue a career in psychology.

Rothschild is double-majoring in psychological science and statistics with a neuroscience minor. In her first year at Gustavus, she began working in professor Mark Kruger’s Social Science Lab testing anxiety and emotion regulation using fMRI and EEG. Her sophomore year she started working in the Center for Developmental Science with professors Patty Reeder and Kyle Chambers, studying language learning and cognition in children. In her junior year, Rothschild partnered with Professor Chambers on an independent research study looking at perfectionism and self theories of intelligence in children. Now, as a senior, Rothschild is working on her honors project that is focused on self theories of emotion related to emotion regulation in 9-12 year olds.

Her interest in psychology stems from a high school opportunity working at the Mayo Pediatric Anxiety Clinic. Along with this and her ample research experience and opportunities at Gustavus, Rothschild has done summer research at University of Nebraska – Lincoln and University of Iowa. She also has a few publications from her experience at both Mayo and UNL.

Following graduation from Gustavus this May, Lili plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on affective neuroscience and the neural underpinnings of anxiety. She is waiting to hear back from a host of programs, but has already been accepted to the Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience programs at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Submitted by Marissa Smook ’17


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