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Ligia Antezana

Ligia Antezana

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
Graduate Student, Clinical Science


  • B.A. - Psychology; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S. - Psychology (Clinical Science); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


  • Vulnerable pathways for co-occurring disorders
  • Restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests
  • Inflexible thinking

Courses Taught

  • Psychology 4214: Cognitive Psychology Lab


  • Antezana, L., Factor, R.S., Condy, E.E., Strege, M.V., Scarpa, A., & Richey, J.A. (in press). Gender differences in restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests in youth with autism. Autism Research
  • Kohls, G., Antezana, L., Mosner, M. G., Schultz, R. T., & Yerys, B. E. (2018). Altered reward system reactivity for personalized circumscribed interests in autism. Molecular Autism, 9, 9.
  • Valdespino, A., Antezana, L., Ghane, M., & Richey, J.A. (2017) Alexithymia as a Transdiagnostic Precursor to Empathy Abnormalities: The Functional Role of the Insula. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2234.
  • Antezana, L., Scarpa, A., Valdespino, A., Albright, J., & Richey, J. A. (2017). Rural Trends in Diagnosis and Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:590.
  • Green, A.E., Kenworthy, L., Gallagher, N.M., Antezana, L., Mosner, M.G., Krieg, S., Dudley, K., Ratto, A., & Yerys, B.E. (2017). Social analogical reasoning in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing peers. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 21(4), 403–411.
  • Yerys, B.E., Nissley-Tsiopinis, J., de Marchena, A., Watkins, M.W., Antezana, L., Power, T.J., & Schultz, R.T. (2017). Evaluation of the ADHD Rating Scale in Youth with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 90–100.
  • Antezana, L., Mosner, M. G., Troiani, V., & Yerys, B. E. (2016). Social-Emotional Inhibition of Return in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Versus Typical Development. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(4), 1236–1246.
  • Yerys, B.E., Antezana, L., Weinblatt, R., Jankowski, K.F., Strang, J., Vaidya, C.J., Schultz, R.T., Gaillard, W.D., & Kenworthy, L. (2015). Neural correlates of set-shifting in children with autism. Autism Research, 8(4):386-397.
  • Raznahan, A., Wallace, G.L., Antezana, L., Greenstein, D., Lenroot, R., Thurm, A., Gozzi, M., Spence, S., Martin, A., Swedo, S.E. & Giedd, J.N. (2013). Compared to What? Early Brain Overgrowth in Autism and the Perils of Population Norms. Biological Psychiatry, 74(8):563-575.

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