Mikle South, Associate Professor

Department: Psychology


Email: south@byu.edu

Office: 245 TLRB

Phone: 801-422-4058



Mikle South is Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. He received a BA from Yale University followed by a PhD in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah, working with Dr. Sally Ozonoff. He returned to Yale for postdoctoral training in developmental neuroimaging. His research program is focused on understanding the interaction of anxiety and autism in brain and behavior. He loves playing soccer and eating good pizza.


  • PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from University of Utah, 2005
  • MS in Child Clinical Psychology from University of Utah, 2001
  • BA in Psychology from Yale University, 1994

Research Interests

My lab conducts research on emotion regulation and decision making, especially in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We study the shared brain mechanisms that underlie associated anxiety and autism symptoms. We use behavioral, psychophysiological (e.g., skin conductance, cardiac impedance), electroencephalography (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to measure response to various kinds of stress. I have active collaborations both on campus and internationally.

Professional Affiliations

  • Utah Psychological Association
  • International Society for Autism Research