Angelina Polsinelli is a 6th year Clinical Psychology doctoral candidate with a specialization in Neuropsychology at the University of Arizona. She is conducting her dissertation work in the Aging and Cognition laboratory directed by Dr. Elizabeth Glisky with advising and consultation from Drs. Alfred Kaszniak, Matthias Mehl, and Mary-Frances O’Connor. Her research interests encompass a variety of topics in the fields of aging, cognition, mindfulness, and measurement/methods. Broadly, she aims to use behavioral-based measures of everyday functioning to assess factors that contribute to well-being, such as mindfulness, with the goal of using these findings to develop life-style-based interventions for enhancing quality of life in older adults. Projects that she is currently conducting include a validation of the FFMQ in an older adult population, assessment of the cognitive, emotional, and functional associations of trait mindfulness, and the cognitive, emotional, and daily functioning benefits of 6-week mindfulness induction in older adults.
This profile was last updated on May 24, 2015