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Melinda (Ashe) Furer M.S.

Melinda (Ashe) Furer, M.S.

Biography:

Melinda is currently completing her predoctoral internship at the Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services. Before starting her internship, Melinda successfully defended her dissertation, which was a laboratory study designed to address an important limitation of previous research applying construal level theory to self-control. Melinda grew up in Virginia, but moved to Cleveland, OH for undergrad, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with B.A.'s in Psychology, Economics and Cognitive Science. Melinda’s coursework, as well as working with Project RESTORE, a novel post-release intervention for inmates with substance abuse and severe mental illness, fostered her interest in using behavioral economic and psychological lenses to study addiction. Currently, she is interested in exploring how to best structure, or frame, health-related decisions in order to best facilitate change. When not in school, Melinda enjoys cooking (eating) new foods and game nights with friends.