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Keith M. Shafritz

Associate Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 2002, Yale Univ; MPHIL, 1999, Yale Univ; BA, 1995, Haverford Coll


Bio

Dr. Keith Shafritz is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology.  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 behavioral neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology, statistics, and introductory psychology.

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 Wisconsin Card Sorting Test and Go/No-Go 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, Biological Psychiatry, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. He is a member of The Society for Neuroscience, AAAS, and Sigma Xi. His research and mentorship programs have been sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Health Resources & Services Administration.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
BIO 089 INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE I Undergraduate
PSY 040 STATISTICS Undergraduate
PSY 100 HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 170 CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 199 RSRCH SEM-CLINICAL PSY Undergraduate
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