Jessica Cornick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology. While at Occidental, Jessica worked with Dr. Brian Kim on ego-depletion research. After graduation, Jessica completed a two year commitment with Teach for America in Los Angeles where she taught seventh grade science. Concurrently, she earned her Multiple Subjects teaching credential from Cal State University, Northridge in 2009. Jessica currently works with Dr. Jim Blascovich in the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior. Her research interests include the role of social and cognitive resources in psychological and physical well-being. Specifically, Jessica is interested in how potentially threatening situations can be constructed such that individuals have reduced biological (cardiovascular, HPA axis) responses. Her current work examines the psychophysiological consequences of self-efficacy perceptions in overweight individuals.
Lieberman Research Worldwide, Los Angeles
University of California Santa Barbara
Broom Graduate Associate