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Psychology's Robinson featured as community helper

Jenny Robinson at her sewing machineWhenever times are difficult, we are told to look for "the helpers." Well, in the College of Liberal Arts we didn't have to look very far to find Dr. Jennifer Robinson, a faculty member in the Department of Psychological Sciences who is part of a group of people dedicating their time and talents to making masks for those who need them.

According to a recent article in the OA News, Robinson reached out to the East Alabama Medical Center to find out what their needs were, and that is when she was introduced to the East Alabama Mask Makers.

“For most people in that group, they are not full-time sewists, and most of them are just like me, dusting off their sewing machines and using the fabric that they have had from various projects to try to put together these masks,” Robinson told the OA News

To read the entire article, click here. 

Robinson said the group makes masks for any organization or individual that need them. If you, or someone you know, needs a mask, please fill out this form.

Robinson is also an ardent supporter of the Auburn Student Veterans Association

Robinson joined the Department of Psychological Sciences at Auburn University in 2012, where she has built the only 7T MRI laboratory with the capability to collect over 6 channels of psychophysiological measurements.

She is interested in the dynamic interaction between the central and autonomic nervous system, and how these two systems support emotional processes. She is also interested in how emotions affect cognition, especially in clinical disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She is heavily involved with the Auburn University MRI Research Center and holds appointments in the School of Kinesiology and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

 

Last Updated: April 01, 2020