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Alexis Brieant

Alexis Brieant

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
Graduate Student, Developmental Science


  • M.S. Psychology (Developmental Science), 2017, Virginia Tech
  • B.A. Psychology, 2015, State University of New York at Geneseo


  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Longitudinal analysis

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 1094- Principles of Psychological Research Methods
  • PSYC 4234- Advanced Developmental Psychology Lab
  • PSYC 1004- Introductory Psychology Recitation


  • Holmes, C. J., Brieant, A., King-Casas, B., Kim-Spoon, J. (in press). How is religiousness associated with adolescent risk taking? The roles of emotion regulation and executive function. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Lauharatanahirun, N., Peviani, K*., Brieant, A.*, Deater-Deckard, K., Bickel, W., King-Casas, B. (2019). Longitudinal pathways linking family risk, neural risk processing, delay discounting, and adolescent substance use. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13015
  • *Authors contributed equally
  • Holmes, C. J., Brieant, A., Khan, R. E., Deater-Deckard, K., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2019). Structural family environment effects on developmental trajectories of self-control and adolescent risk taking. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 43 – 55. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0921-7
  • Maciejewski, D., Brieant, A., Lee, J., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2018). Neural cognitive control buffers the relation between negative life events and depressive symptoms in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi:10.1080/15374416.2018.1491005
  • Brieant, A., Holmes, C. J., Maciejewski, D., Lee, J., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2018). Positive and negative affect and adolescent adjustment: Moderation effects of prefrontal functioning. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 28, 40 – 55. doi:10.1111/jora.12339
  • Brieant, A., Holmes, C. J., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2017). Household chaos as a context for intergenerational transmission of executive functioning. Journal of Adolescence, 58, 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.05.001

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