Faculty & Staff Directory

Christina M. Leclerc

Office: Mahar 459
Phone: 315.312.3474
Email: christina.leclerc@oswego.edu

 

Fall 2013  Class Schedule:
Course Number:  PSY 290-HY1 / H1L
Course Title:  Research Methods in Psychology
Lecture Day(s):  Online 
Time: 
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Lab Day(s):  Wednesday
Lab Time:  12:40-2:40 
Lab Location:  Mahar 302

Course Number:   PSY 290-HY2 / H2L
Course Title:  Research Methods in Psychology
Lecture Day(s):  Online
Time: 
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Lab Day(s): 
Monday
Lab Location:  Campus Center 202

Course Number:  PSY 363-800
Course Title:  Cognitive Neuroscience
Day(s):  Monday, Wednesday
Time:  3:00-4:20
Location:  Mahar 314

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Spring 2013 Class Schedule:
Course Number:  PSY 290-HY1 / HYL  (Team Taught with Dr. Matt Dykas)
Course Title:  Research Methods in Psychology
Lecture Day(s):  SLNWEB
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Lab Day(s): 
T
Lab Time:  5:30-7:30
Lab Location:  Mahar 302

Course Number:  PSY 290-SL2
Course Title:  Research Methods in Psychology
Lecture Day(s):  SLN WEB
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Course Number:  PSY 325-800
Course Title: 
Psychology Adulthood & Aging
Lecture Day(s): 
T Th
Time: 
9:35-10:55
Location: 
Mahar 118

Course Number:  PSY 325-810
Course Title:  Psychology Adulthood & Aging
Lecture Day(s):  T Th
Time:  12:45-2:05
Location:  Mahar 106

Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Day(s):  Tuesday & Thursday    Time:  11:00-12:00

Research Interests:  My research employs behavioral, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging methodologies to examine the normal aging process from cognitive, affective, and neuroscience perspectives.  The questions addressed in my work stem from two primary lines of research.  The first examines the moderating effects of age on the processing and use of affective information, as well as the age-related variations in the neurobiological bases for these systems.  The second examines the behavioral and neurobiological relationships between attention toward and sustained processing of emotional information, and how these processes change as we age. 

Professional Information:
Education:
Ph.D.: 
2006, Psychology, specialization in Lifespan Developmental Cognitive Aging, North Carolina State University
M.S.: 
  2003, Psychology, specialization in Lifespan Developmental Cognitive Aging, North Carolina State University  
B.A.:  
2001, Psychology, magna cum laude, Stonehill College

Professional Membership:
American Psychological Association (1999)
Association for Psychological Science (2005)
Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2005)
Gerontological Society of America (2001)
Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology (1999)

Recent Papers and Publications:
Leclerc, C. M., & Kensinger, E. A. (in press).  Age-Related Valence-Based Reversal in Recruitment of Medial Prefrontal Cortex on a Visual Search Task.  Social Neuroscience.

Leclerc, C. M., & Kensinger, E. A. (in press).  Neural processing of emotional pictures and words:  A comparison of young and older adults.   Developmental Neuropsychology.

Addis, D. R., Leclerc, C. M., Muscatell, K., & Kensinger, E. A. (2010).  There are age-related changes in neural connectivity during the successful encoding of positive, but not negative, information.  Cortex, 46, 425-433.

Hess, T. M., Leclerc, C. M., Swaim, E., & Weatherbee, S. R. (2009). Aging and everyday judgments:  The impact of motivational and processing resource factors.  Psychology and Aging, 24, 735-740.

Leclerc, C. M., & Hess, T. M. (April, 2006).  Age-Related Differences in the Influence of Affect on Decision-Making Processes:  Selectivity versus Selective Preservation?  Poster presented at the 2006 Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Leclerc, C. M., Hess, T. M., & Weatherbee, S. R. (November, 2005).  Aging and the use of heuristic processing in making social inferences.  Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida.

Leclerc, C. M., & Hess, T. M. (August, 2005).  Age differences in processing of affectively primed information.  Poster presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Leclerc, C. M., & Hess, T. M. (November, 2004).  Age differences in attentional interference effects with emotional versus neutral information.  Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C.

Leclerc, C. M., Osowski, N. L., & Hess, T. M. (April, 2004).  Age differences in the sensitivity to diagnostic cues and the flexibility of social judgments.  Poster presented at the 2004 Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Leclerc, C. M., & Hess, T. M. (November, 2002).  Age-Related differences in the use of diagnostic information in social judgments.  Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts.

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