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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Justin Dainer-Best

Justin Dainer-Best



Justin received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College, with bachelors degrees in both Psychology and English Literature. After a year as an English teacher in Spain, he joined a psychology laboratory at the University of Miami for two years studying attention, working memory, and meditation in high-stress cohorts. Justin is interested in the cognitive bases of attention and mood disorders, attentional control of memory and emotion, and emotional resilience and regulation.

At UT, Justin works in the Mood Disorders Laboratory with Chris Beevers. He is also interested in neurobiological methods of understanding depression and stress, and in exploring new ways to use contemporary technology to study the mind.

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