Elise Grimm

Louvain-La-Neuve

Elise Grimm is a Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate at the Psychological Sciences Research Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She graduated from the University of York, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then completed her Master in Psychological Sciences at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, which incorporated a semester of study at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Her research interests focus on executive functioning and stress-related processes. Her current work examines the moderating role of executive functioning on stress processes, both at the physiological and subjective level. She is also drawn to the influence of cognitive mediators, such as repetitive thoughts and appraisal.

In addition, she has been involved in several other projects spanning these topics. Her undergraduate dissertation explored whether the bilingual executive skills advantage in younger adults extended to their mathematical training. She then studied the feasibility and effectiveness of a group executive functioning training in adolescents suffering from emotional disorders for her master thesis. Finally, she recently collaborated on a research project investigating the interactive, protective effects of both executive functioning and physical activity on allostatic load biomarkers in a national longitudinal sample of younger, middle-aged, and older adults.

Keywords: executive functioning, stress processes, cognition, repetitive thinking