Andrea Glenn

Associate Professor
Director for Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology


  • PhD, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Areas

  • Disruptive behavior problems and antisocial behavior in youth and adults
  • Reducing inequality in youth outcomes through mental health intervention programs
  • Biologically informed prevention and intervention
  • Mild traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for behavior problems


Dr. Glenn joined the psychology department and the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI) at The University of Alabama in 2012. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore.

Her research examines the biological factors associated with the development of externalizing psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on psychopathic traits. Biological factors are assessed using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), hormone measurements, neuropsychological tests, and genotyping. The goals of this research are to better understand how biological factors moderate intervention effects, and to work toward developing tailored interventions that take biological information into account.

Additional areas of interest are in understanding how processes related to moral decision-making, empathy, and emotion differ in individuals with psychopathic traits.