Kayla Green is a PhD-candidate in the SYNC lab at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is a guest researcher in the Brain and Development Lab at Leiden University.
She is particularly interested in how enhanced emotional reactivity during adolescence may lead to negative developmental trajectories in some and in positive outcomes in others. Her aim is to capture these distinct developmental trajectories in a newly developed wellbeing paradigm. During her PhD, Green will assess how socioeconomic disparities and stressors in the social environment may explain or influence the role of emotional reactivity on wellbeing. She will combine her research on psychological mechanisms with neuorimaging in order to get insight in the neural development of wellbeing during adolescence and young adulthood.
Green has a background in psychology (Utrecht University, 2015). After obtaining her bachelor degree she continued with the research master Neuroscience & Cognition (2018) and the clinical master Neuropsychology (2017) at Utrecht University. She did her clinical internship at the Neurology and Geriatrics Department of Spijkenisse Medisch Centrum where she also obtained her BAPD (certificate in psychodiagnostics). She has previously worked as a research assistant in the Brain and Development Lab.
Research interests: neural development – wellbeing – adolescence and young adulthood – mood – emotional reactivity – risk and resilience – socioeconomic stressors