Mauricio Garcia-Barrera

Dr. Mauricio Garcia-Barrera, native of Medellin, Colombia, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria (BC, Canada), which he joined in 2008. At UVic, he created the CORTEX lab [], a research lab specialized in the study of the neural and behavioural foundations of executive functioning. Dr. Garcia-Barrera has a particular interest in the psychometric assessment of executive function, and clinical events or environmental variables that may modify the lifespan development of this self-regulatory capacity, such as the effects of positive life experiences ranging from sports participation and leadership-based employment to negative experiences such as mild Traumatic Brain Injury (e.g., sports concussions) and the intersections between brain injury, mental health, and addictions. Dr. Garcia-Barrera is now the associate dean research and graduate studies for the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a registered psychologist in BC, and serves as associate editor of the APA journal Psychological Assessment.
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