Post-Doc

Selected Publications

    Moran (in press)

    Anxiety and working memory capacity: A meta-analysis and narrative review. Psychological Bulletin

    Moran et al. (2015)

    Sending mixed signals: Worry is associated with enhanced initial error processing but reduced call for subsequent cognitive control Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience

    Moser, Moran, & Leber (2015)

    Manipulating attention to non-emotional distractors influences state anxiety: A proof of concept study in low- and high-anxious college students. Behavior Therapy, 46: 834-843.

    Moser et al. (2014)

    Neural markers of positive reappraisal and their associations with trait reappraisal and worry. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 91-105.

    Moser, Becker, & Moran (2012)

    Enhanced attentional capture in trait anxiety. Emotion, 12, 213-216

Research Interests

  • The effects of anxiety on attention and memory
  • The detection of environmental threat
  • Attention training
  • Individual differences in emotion regulation
  • Statistical evaluation of psychophysiological measures

  • About


    As an undergraduate, Tim P. Moran went to Stony Brook University where he studied psychology under the advisement of Dr. Greg Hajcak. In Dr. Hajcak’s lab, Tim worked on experiments examining emotion regulation, fear generalization and their physiological correlates. While at Stony Brook, he also had the opportunity to study the philosophy of science and technology with Dr. Marshall Spector.

    Tim was then admitted to Michigan State University where he studied the effects of anxiety on attention, memory and cognitive control under the advisement of Dr. Jason S. Moser. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology in 2015. Following a brief stint as an instructor at Michigan State University, he accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Randy W. Engle’s lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology.