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Samantha Pegg


Research Area: Clinical Science


Mood disorders, emotion and reward processing

Samantha Pegg is a first-year clinical science graduate student. She is broadly interested in studying the underlying mechanisms of mood and anxiety disorders. More specifically, she is interested in the cognitive and emotional processes involved in the development and maintenance of these disorders.

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Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pegg, S. L., Dickey, L., Mumper, E., Kessel, E., Klein, D. N., & Kujawa, A. (2019). Stability and change in emotional processing across development: A 6-year longitudinal investigation using event-related potentials. Psychophysiology, e13438. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13438

Pegg, S. L., Ethridge, P., Shields, G. S., Slavich, G. M., Weinberg, A., & Kujawa, A. (2019). Blunted social reward responsiveness moderates the effect of lifetime social stress exposure on dysphoric symptoms. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00178

  

Conference Poster Presentations

Pegg, S. L., Arfer, K. B., & Kujawa, A. (2019, September). Neurophysiological measures of social feedback processing predict real-world experience of emotions in social settings. Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Buffalo, NY.

Green, H., Pegg, S. L., & Kujawa, A. (2019, September). Neural and self-reported reward responsiveness as predictors of response to group cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent depression. Poster presented presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Buffalo, NY.

Jeong, H. J., Pegg, S. L., Foti, D., & Kujawa, A. (2019, September). Neural processing of monetary incentives predicts real world momentary affect. Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Buffalo, NY.

Pegg, S. L., Dickey, L., Mumper, E., Kessel, E. M., Klein, D. N., & Kujawa, A. (2019, November). Developmental trajectories of earlier and later stages of emotional processing: A 6-year longitudinal investigation using event-related potentials. Poster presented at the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pegg, S. L., Arfer, K. B., & Kujawa, A. (2019, March) Distinct dimensions of mood symptoms associated with altered social reward processing in clinically depressed adolescents. Poster presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.

Pegg, S. L., Ethridge, P., Shields, G. S., Slavich, G. M., Weinberg, A., & Kujawa, A. (2018, September). Associations between lifetime stress exposure and neurophysiological and behavioral measures of social feedback processing in emerging adults. Poster presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Conference Symposia

Weinberg, A., Ethridge, P., Freeman, C., Pegg, S. L., Dirks, M. A., & Kujawa, A. (2019, September). With friends like these: Neural responses to peer feedback in depression and risk for depression. In G. Hajcak & J. Klawohn (Chairs), Depression and blunted neural response to reward: increasing specificity and prospective associations. Symposium presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Society of Psychophysiological Research, Washington, DC.

Kujawa, A., Pegg, S. L., Arfer, K., Finsaas, M., Kessel, E. M., Mumper, E., & Klein, D. N. (2019, September). Neural reactivity to social feedback and peer stress in adolescents at risk for depression. In S. Wilson & T. Olino (Chairs), Neurobehavioral indicators of risk for the development and familial transmission of internalizing, externalizing, and psychotic psychopathology. Symposium presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Buffalo, NY.


Honors

Russell G. Hamilton Scholar. Vanderbilt University, Fall 2018.