Emily Helder, Assistant Professor
Office: Science Building 326
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Professor Helder teaches Introductory Psychology, Fundamentals of Research and Practice, Clinical Assessment, Brain and Behavior, and Clinical Neuroanatomy. Dr. Helder received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Calvin College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University. She completed her clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her specialty focus within clinical psychology is neuropsychology, focusing on the relationship between the brain and behavior. Her research interests include studying the effects of childhood injury or adversity on later development, the relationship between brain imaging and neuropsychology, and the plasticity of cognitive skills such as language. Lately her research has focused on the cognitive, emotional, and social outcomes in children adopted from international orphanages.
Find out more about Dr. Helder's International Adoption Study.
In 2013 Dr. Helder received The Faculty Lectureship Award in recognition of her scholarly achievements and professional contributions. View Dr. Helder's lecture entitled, "Outcomes in International Adoption."