Postdoctoral Researchers

Tyler Sassenberg, PhD (he/him).

Dr. Sassenberg is a NIDA T32 postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology. He received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with minors in biology and statistics from the University of Minnesota Morris in 2019, and completed his graduate training in personality psychology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2024.

Tyler’s research interests are in the structure of personality, including the links between normative and pathological trait variation, as well as the underlying neural mechanisms of personality and psychopathology. Specifically, Tyler’s research explores associations of traits related to higher-order cognition, including intelligence and psychosis-proneness, with brain connectivity using fMRI. Tyler is also interested in understanding associations between personality, psychopathology, development, and brain organization through cybernetic and predictive processing frameworks.