2011-Present Ph.D. student, Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University
2008-2012 Master of Arts in Psychology, San Diego State University
Thesis Title: An fMRI Study of Spatial Working Memory in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Contribution of Familial History of Alcohol Use Disorders. Thesis Advisor: Sarah N. Mattson, Ph.D.
2001-2005 Bachelor of Science, University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology
Service to the University
Current Graduate Student Organization; Wayne State University Psychology
Current Clinical Program Diversity Committee; Wayne State University Psychology
2013 Clinical Interview Day Organizing Committee; Wayne State University Psychology
2013 Alumni Volunteer Scholarship Review; University of California, San Diego
2013 Alumni Volunteer Calling Campaign; University of California, San Diego
2011 Clinical Student Class Representative; Wayne State University Psychology
2002-2005 Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity; University of California, San Diego
Service to the Community
2011 (Spring) Wayne Cares Annual Midtown Makeover
2008-2009 San Diego Public Library, Point Loma
2002-2005 Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
2000-2002 Youth Director American Red Cross Health Education & Safety Camp
2012-present Associate Member, International Neuropsychological Society
2012-present Student Member, Gerontological Society of America
2012-present Student Member, American Psychological Association
2009-2011 Student Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
2013 Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship
2013 Wayne State University Psychology Graduate Student Service Award
2012 Wayne State University Graduate Exhibition: Second Place Poster Presentation
2011 Wayne State University Psychology Graduate Student Poster Day: Clinical Award
2011 Wayne State University Graduate Research Fellowship
2008 Junior Investigator Award 2nd Annual International Conference on Applications of Neuroimaging to Alcoholism
2005 UCSD Outstanding Paraprofessional
2001 American Red Cross National Community Award for Youth in Health & Safety
O'Brien, J.W., Norman, A.L., Fryer, S.L., Paulus, M.P., Tapert, S.F., Riley, E.P., Mattson, S.N. (2013). Response inhibition in children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37(1) 644-654.
Norman, A.L., O'Brien, J.W., Tapert, S.F., Riley, E.R., Mattson, S.N. (2013) An fMRI study of spatial working memory in children with prenatal alcohol exposure: contribution of familial history of alcohol use disorders. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37(1) 132-140.
Norman, A.L., Pulido, C., Squeglia, L.M., Spadoni, A.D., Paulus, M.P., & Tapert, S. F. (2011). Neural activation during inhibition predicts initiation of substance use in adolescence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 119(3) 216-23.
Norman, A.L., Crocker, N., Mattson, S.N., Riley, E.P. (2009). Neuroimaging and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews 15(3) 209-217.
Spadoni, A.D., Norman, A.L., Schweinsburg, A.D., & Tapert, S.F. (2008). Family history of alcohol use disorders and spatial working memory in adolescents. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 32(7) 1135-45.
2013-present Psychology 7200 Assessment Lab: This fall semester graduate course covers the practical aspects of adult psychological assessment including clinical interviewing, test administration (e.g., WAIS-IV, MMPI), test scoring, data integration, and report writing.
2013-Summer Psychology 3120: Brain and Behavior. This 7-week undergraduate course covers basic neuroscience and biological psychology. Biological theories and brain anatomy are discussed in the context of psychology and linked to human behavior and mind functions such as learning, memory, language, consciousness, emotion, motivation, eating, sleeping and sex, as well as psychological dysfunction and disorders such as dementia, mood and anxiety disorders.