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Stacy Ellenberg


Research Assistant

University of Massachusetts Amherst (2013)

Research Interests

Stacy received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2013. In her undergraduate years, she was involved in two psychology labs. She became the lab manager for a developmental psychology lab, the Aging, Bejeweled and Cognition Lab, with Dr. Susan Whitbourne. She was also a research assistant for the Psychotherapy Research Lab with Dr. Michael Constantino. She completed an honors thesis with Dr. Whitbourne on a study that investigated the effects that a casual video game has on older adult cognition. She also presented a poster in March of 2013 at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference based on a study on the perceived benefits of casual video games in the general public. During the time between graduation and her current position, Stacy was a volunteer research assistant for Dr. Maria Mancebo in the OCD Clinic at Butler Hospital.

Stacy will be pursuing a clinical psychology Ph.D. She joined the Psychosocial Research Department in September of 2013.

Selected Publications

Whitbourne, S., Ellenberg, S., Akimoto, K. (2013). Reasons for playing casual video games and perceived benefits among adults 18 to 80 years old. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(12), 892-897. doi:10.1089/cyber.2012.0705