WILLIAMS, ALEXName: Alexander Williams
Title of Project: 
Vicarious fear learning: The role of empathy
Advisor: Christopher Conway
Honors Department: Psychology

My project investigates the role of empathy in the acquisition of a vicariously learned fear of a neutral stimulus. This area of research will illuminate the interactions between psychological traits, physiological components of the emotional response, and social learning.

Hometown: Spotsylvania, Virginia 
Hobbies: Staying up to date on the big European soccer teams, weightlifting, listening to music, and photography.
Fun Fact: I was once a chaser captain of the W&M Quidditch team. As a baby, I was once held by Carmelo Anthony.

 

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