Former Second Century Initiative Fellow Studies a Unique Branch of Psychology
Former Second Century Initiative (2CI) Fellow Khalil Thompson is studying a branch of psychology that gives researchers a better understanding of the brain and social behavior in people who are anxious.
Thompson, from Sacramento, Calif., began his college career at Xavier University in New Orleans, where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in chemistry. He chose Georgia State for his Ph.D. program because of the university’s Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience program.
Thompson said he has been interested in psychology since he was in high school but has always wanted to learn more than just the basic theories of psychology. It is that desire that caused Thompson to pursue a doctorate degree in cognitive neuroscience, which allows him to examine relationships among behavior, emotion, and cognition, as well as brain function.