Rebecca Calcott, M.S.

Rebecca Calcott, M.S.

Graduate Student

I am interested in the influence of emotion and motivation on cognitive processes, such as attention. I also hope to examine how these low-level emotion-cognition interactions contribute to long-term goal pursuit and overall psychological well-being. Currently, my projects are looking at how different motivational (e.g. approach vs. avoidance) and emotional states affect the flexibility and distractibility of attention.


  • Calcott, R.D. & Berkman, E.T. (in press). Attentional flexibility during approach and avoidance motivational states: The role of context in shifts of attentional breadth. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Giuliani, N.R., Calcott, R.D., & Berkman, E.T. (2013). Piece of cake: Cognitive reappraisal of food craving. Appetite, 64, 56-61.
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