Stefanie F Gonçalves

Stefanie F Gonçalves

Stefanie F Gonçalves

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: emotion, impulsivity, substance use, health risk behaviors, depression, adolescents, fMRI, heart rate variability

Stefanie is currently a sixth year student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at George Mason University. Stefanie is on internship at Western Psychiatric Hospital/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland in 2014. Prior to attending George Mason, Stefanie worked as a faculty research assistant at the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, as well as a rehabilitation counselor at a mental health non-profit. Stefanie’s research interests involve examining the role of emotion and emotion regulation on impulse control processes, particularly as they relate to the onset of psychopathology and self-destructive behaviors (e.g., substance use) in adolescents. 

Selected Publications

Gonçalves, S. F., Chaplin T. M., Turpyn, C. C., Niehaus, C. E., Curby, T. W., Sinha, R., & Ansell, E. B. (2019). Difficulties in emotion regulation predict depressive symptom trajectory from early to middle adolescence. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 50(4), 618–630. doi:10.1007/s10578-019-00867-8

Chaplin, T. M., Niehaus, C. E., Gonçalves, S. F. (2018). Stress reactivity and the developmental psychopathology of adolescent substance use. Neurobiology of Stress, 9, 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.ynstr.2018.09.002

Grants and Fellowships

NRSA F31 DA051154                       

June 2020 – May 2022

Using Machine Learning Approaches to Examine Emotion-Related Brain Activity and Substance Use Among Adolescents



Psychology, Bachelor of Science

University of Maryland