Centre of Cognition and Emotion Research

Caitlin Grace

PHD Student

Caitlin is currently completing the combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD. Her research explores the experience of those with Social Anxiety Disorder in both the context of real world daily living and within the laboratory. She hopes the results from this research will produce associations between psychological social stress responses in the laboratory and the experience of psychological social stress in daily life. By doing so she aims to provide answers to questions such as whether the experience of psychological social stress in the lab and in daily life are both implicated in the psychopathology and presentation of social anxiety disorder. Cultivating knowledge around the relationship that exists between the social stress response of individuals across both the lab and in their daily functioning will contribute critical and novel insights into the direct experience of social anxiety disorder and inform better treatment and improved outcomes of the disorder.