Dr. Nakia S. Gordon earned her doctorate in behavioral neuroscience at Bowling Green State University (2002). While there, she studied emotion in both human and non-human animals using a variety of techniques. She then received additional training in neuroimaging as a post-doctoral fellow in Michigan State University’s Neuroscience Program. Prior to joining the faculty at Marquette, Dr. Gordon was on faculty at UNC Charlotte.
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2002
PSYC 2050 - Research methods in Psychological Science
PSYC 3420 - Health Psychology
PSYC 3601 - Biopsychology
PSYC 4931 - Affective Neuroscience
PSYC 8780 - Biological Basis of Behavior
At the core of her research interests is understanding how emotions impact the way individuals navigate their worlds. Some of her recent, ongoing and future studies include:
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Gordon , Nakia S, Reiter, Katherine, Fritz, Noelle, Dolan, Bridget, Van Hecke, Amy V (April 2013) "Anger but not happiness leaves individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder dysregulated," Social and Affective Neuroscience Society San Francisco.
Gordon, Nakia S, Chesney, Samantha A. Reiter, Katherine, Van Hecke, Amy V, Dolan, Bridget, Karst, Jeffrey, Stevens, Sheryl, Schohl, Kirsten, (May 2013). "Emotional State and Interpretation Bias in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Association for Psychological Science Washington, DC.
Chesney, SA. & Gordon, NS. (2013). Affective Response Patterns to Images of Violence Against Ethnic Groups. Abstract accepted for presentation at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual convention. Chicago, IL
McCormack, NG., Reiter, K., & Gordon, NS. (2013). I Can Only Affect Me: Happy Mood Induction Leads to Positive Interpretation Bias in Personal Outlook. Abstract accepted for presentation at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual convention. Chicago, IL
Hazlett, K., Reiter, K., Peters, N., Gordon, NS (2012, May). Are neutral stimuli really neutral?. Abstract submission for the Midwest Psychological Association conference.
Snowden, S., March, S., Gordon, NS (2012, May). Time course of emotional response to positive images. Abstract submission for the Midwest Psychological Association conference.
Downs, J., Hazlett, K., Udee, Z., Gordon, NS. (2011,April). Personally relevant happy pictures have a more dynamic impact on mood than a standardized picture set. Poster presentation for the Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual convention.
Myers, CA., & Gordon, NS. (2009, June). A comparison of CV reactivity and recovery during two anger induction techniques. Poster presentation for the Association for Psychological Science convention.