Behavioral Sciences Post-doctoral Fellowship

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					                                     RECIPIENT
               Behavioral Sciences Post-doctoral Fellowship
                                       2005-2006

Name:           Testa, S. Marc
Institution:    Johns Hopkins University
Project:        Implicit attitudes about seizures in adults with epileptic and
                psychogenic seizures
Mentor:         Jason Brandt, PhD

Some patients with "psychogenic" seizures (PS) may be motivated by an unconscious
desire to appear sick or disabled. We will use a complex reaction time procedure
designed to measure covert attitudes (Implicit Association Test), as well as psychological
tests, to determine whether some PS patients actually have positive feelings toward
seizures or illness in general.




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