REBECCA MENDOZA

PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVI
email: rebecca.mendoza@city.ac.uk




advisor: Prof. Matteo Candidi
supervisor: Dr. Anne-Kathrin Fett, Dr. Beatriz Calvo-Merino
joint PhD: Joint-PhD Sapienza-City University

EDUCATION
City, University of London, In Progress
Joint PhD Psychology and Social Neuroscience

Sapienza Universita di Roma, In Progress
Joint PhD Psychology and Social Neuroscience

The University of Roehampton,
MSc Clinical Neuroscience
Distinction

Trinity College University of Dublin
M. Phil Psychoanalytic Studies
Distinction

Richmond the American International University in London
B.A. Psychology, Minor Philosophy
First Class Honors

EXPERIENCE
American Red Cross
[Culture of Engagement Co-Lead]
[Biomedical Support Process Volunteer, co-lead of Culture of engagement within the American Red Cross.]

City University of London
[Graduate Teaching Assistant]
[Provided marking support for “PS1005 Biological Approaches to Mind and Behaviour,” “PS2001 Research Methods in
Psychology-Experimental Methods Lab,” and “PS2001 Research Methods in Psychology- Psychometrics Lab” final
projects at City University.]

Educational Testing Services (ETS)
[California Science Test Rater]
[The California Science Test (CAST) is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards
(NGSS). All local educational agencies (LEAs) with eligible students in grades five and eight and in high school will
administer the CAST operational test.As a rater, it is my role to assess student answers regarding certain prompts and to
score appropriately according to the standard rubric as provided by the CAST board in compliance to the California State
standards.]

Richmond the American International University in London, London, UK
[Research Assistant]
[Conduct experimental research to assess development of critical thinking in undergraduate students; Compile previous
literature reviews, and most recent articles assessing the importance of implicit vs explicit techniques in facilitating critical
thinking; Analyze the sheets at the beginning and end of study, grade exams, and create SPSS data files for the head
researcher]

Richmond the American International University in London, London, UK
[Guest Lecturer]
[Provided insight on the developing field of neuropsychoanalysis, as well as how undergraduate students can accessibly
pursue their interest in psychoanalysis. This lecture was presented to class titled Conceptual and Historical Issues of
Psychology, and I was aided by Dr. Ira Konstantinou]

Solace Women’s Aid Blenheim Court, Islington, London, UK
[Clinical Administrator/Assistant Internship]
[Administration tasks including collating information, data collection and entry,
typing and formatting documents, photocopying, organising efficient filing systems,
as well as other tasks as and when required.]

Richmond the American International University in London, London, UK
[Psychology Laboratory Assistant/SPSS and Software Advisor]
[Work with fellow volunteer assistants to keep the lab quiet, secure and in operating order. I am to also answer any
questions psychology students or participants have when they are conducting experimental research while implementing
British Psychological Association ethical guidelines and maintaining a professional laboratory atmosphere.]

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
The Role of Nicotine Dependence in Structural Differences of High and Low Schizotypy 2020
Masters Research Dissertation and Presentation
University of Roehampton, London, UK

Embedding Critical thinking Skills Development in the Psychology Curriculum
Research Assistant, Richmond, London, UK 2018
The Use of the Avatar in MMORPGs and Unconscious Personality Trait Development 2018
Masters Research Dissertation and Presentation
Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

A Passion for World of Warcraft: a Life-World Analysis 2016
Student Research Dissertation and Presentation
Richmond, London, UK

Perceptions of Individuals with Schizophrenia 2015
Student Research Dissertation and Presentation
Richmond, London, UK

The Neuropsychoanalysis Association Student Member-2019
British Psychological Association Student Member-2016

LANGUAGES
[English – native language]
Latin American Spanish-speak, read, and write (intermediate)
French-speak, read, and write (novice)
Italian-speak, read, and write (novice)

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