Keith M. Shafritz
Associate Professor of Psychology
Hauser Hall 114
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Degrees: PHD, 2002, Yale Univ; MPHIL, 1999, Yale Univ; BA, 1995, Haverford Coll
Dr. Keith Shafritz is an Assistant Professor, with primary responsibilities in the B.A. program. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience from Yale University in 2002 and then spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2003, Dr. Shafritz moved to Duke University, where he worked for two years as a Research Associate in Neuroimaging. Prior to coming to Hofstra, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Dr. Shafritz's teaching interests include biological psychology, clinical neuropsychology, statistics, and introductory courses.
His research interests are in attention, executive function, and emotion. He also studies psychological disorders that involve dysregulation of these processes, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism. Dr. Shafritz's research methods include a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and classic cognitive measures, such as the Tower of Hanoi and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. A goal of this research is to determine the brain mechanisms underlying behavioral disorders, so that future treatments can target those brain areas.
Dr. Shafritz has published his research findings in journals such as The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and NeuroImage. He is a member of The Society for Neuroscience, AAAS, and The Cognitive Neuroscience Society. His recent honors include induction into Sigma Xi and Who's Who in America.