Alexandria Reynolds

Alexandria Reynolds

Assistant Professor in Psychology

E-mail: amr6t@uvawise.edu
Phone:  276.376.4674
Office: Smiddy 153

Education

  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
  • B.A., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • (Special Topics) Psychology of Sleep
  • (Special Topics) Sleep and Dreaming
  • Research Methods
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Social Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • (Special Topics) Drug and Addiction
  • Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Research interests involve experimental psychology and sleep, including human cognition and attention related to sleep duration.

Professional Interests

Additional interests include investigating gender differences in science attitudes and anxiety, and promoting women in research in science.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Psi Chi
  • Sleep Research Society
  • Society for Neuroscience

Awards

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award (University of South Carolina)
  • Rhude M. Patterson Fellowship Award (University of South Carolina)
  • NIH Summer Training Course in fMRI Program (University of Michigan)

Youngstedt, S. D., Goff, E. E., Reynolds, A. M., Kripke, D. F., Irwin, M. R., Bootzin, R. R., Khan, N., Jean-Louis, G. (submitted). Objective measures of sleep quality have also not declined over the last 50 years [Letter to the editor]. Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Youngstedt, S. D., Goff, E. E., Reynolds, A. M., Kripke, D. F., Irwin, M. R., Bootzin, R. R., Khan, N., Jean-Louis, G. Has adult sleep duration decline over the last 50+ years? Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2016;28:1-17.

Crowley, S. K., Wilkinson, L. L., Wigfall, L. T., Reynolds, A. M., Muraca, S. T., Louis-Nance, T., Glover, S. H., Wooten, N. R., Sui, X., Beets, M. W., Durstine, J. L., Newman-Norlund, R. D., Youngstedt, S. D. Prospective study of the association of physical fitness with depressive symptoms in soldiers during Army Basic Combat Training. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2015;47(1):151-8.

Reynolds, A. M., Bowles, E. R., Saxena, A., Fayad, R., & Youngstedt, S. D. (2014). Negative effects of time in bed extension: A pilot study. Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders 1(1):1002.

Reynolds, A. M., Peters, D. M., Vendemia, J. M. C., Smith, L. P., Sweet, R. C., Baylis, G. C., Krotish, D., Fritz, S. L. Neuronal injury in the motor cortex after chronic stroke and lower limb impairment: A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study. Neural Regeneration Res. 2014;9(7):766-772.

Reynolds, A. (2013). Impact of neurological and medical disorders. In: Kushida, C.A. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sleep, Vol. 3, pp. 122-125. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Crowley, S. K., Wilkinson, L. L., Muraca, S. T., Wigfall, L. T., Louis-Nance, T., Reynolds, A. M., Williams, E. M., Glover, S., Herring, M. P., Youngstedt, S. D. Mental health and sleep during basic combat training and beyond. Sleep Sci. 2012;5(1): 24-27.

Reynolds, A. M. Addressing gender differences in college students’ attitudes and anxiety about science. Presented at the 3rd Gender and STEM Network Conference, July 2016. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Reynolds, A. M., Vendemia, J. M. C., & Youngstedt S. D. Assumptions about the benefits of more sleep are correlated with longer sleep duration in older adults. SLEEP 2016. Upcoming presentation at SLEEP 2016 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2016. Denver, CO.

Reynolds, A. M. Does sleep extension have negative effects in average sleepers? SLEEP 2015 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2015. Seattle, WA.

Reynolds, A. M., Youngstedt, S. D., Vendemia, J. M. C. Sleep extension and cognitive performance in older adults. Presented at the USC Women in Science Support Network Workshop, April 2015. Columbia, SC.

Reynolds, A. M., Youngstedt, S. D., Goff, E. E., Irwin, M. R., Bootzin, R. R., & Jean-Louis G. Stability of objective sleep duration over the last 50 years in healthy individuals. SLEEP 2014;37(S);A298. Presented at SLEEP 2014 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2014. Minneapolis, MN.

Reynolds, A. M. Introduction to sleep: The ins and outs of zzzzs. Invited lecture, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, November 2014. Wise, VA.

Reynolds, A. M., & Vendemia, J. M. C. Mapping motor impairment after chronic stroke. Talk presented as a data blitz talk at North Carolina Cognition Conference, March 2014. Raleigh, NC.

Reynolds, A. M., Bowles, E., Cornelius, S. K., Youngstedt, S. D. Negative effects of time in bed extension on depression, anxiety, and inflammation. SLEEP 2013;36(S);A317. Presented at SLEEP 2013 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2013. Baltimore, MD.

Reynolds, A. M. How to use your research experience to strengthen your graduate application. Invited talk, Newberry College Research Day, October 2013. Newberry, SC.

Reynolds, A. M., Elliott, D., Youngstedt, S. D. Influence of eszopiclone on polyp formation in APC3Min+/- Mice. SLEEP 2011;34(S);A7-8. Presented at SLEEP 2011 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2011. Minneapolis, MN.

Reynolds, A. M., Conder, J., Hromatko, I., Krotish, D., Mactutus, C., Fritz, S., Baylis, L., Baylis, G. Voxel-based lesion symptom mapping in stroke patients with motor impairments. Presented at Neuroscience 2010, November 2010. San Diego, CA.

Reynolds, A. M., Conder, J., Blitzer, D., Baylis, B., Sunday, M., Lauten, P., Krotish, D., Fritz, S. Neural correlates of intensive mobility training and virtual environment rehabilitation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, April 2010. Montreal, Canada.