PBS faculty and their trainees conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and are recognized as world-class contributors to their fields. In addition, we have numerous faculty and teaching assistants who have been recognized for excellence in mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. All of these efforts are supported by the outstanding staff and students who are key to the success of our department.

Most members of our department are present in this directory, which can be filtered by Research Areas, Center and Institute Affiliations, and/or Positions. To see groups of researchers with similar interests, regardless of their research areas, try entering relevant search terms below.

Fast Track Masters Student
Office: Tobin 515
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Icek Aizen
Professor Emeritus
Attitudes, intentions, and behavior; knowledge; automatic vs. reasoned action.
Office: Bartlett Hall 73
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Sr Research Fellow
Office: Tobin 534
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor Emeritus
Office: Tobin 412
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 519
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor
Technology and learning in preschoolers; early math skills in low-SES children; understanding and preventing academic and behavior problems.
Office: Tobin 405
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
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Lecturer
My research uses neuroimaging techniques to explore the relationship between attention and language processing across the life span.
Office: Tobin 539
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor Emeritus
Office: Bartlett Hall 69
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Kaitlyn Baron
Alumni
Assistant Professor
Our lab focuses on understanding circuit functions for social behavior and social recognition throughout life.
Office: LSL N229
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Shop Supervisor
Office: Tobin 111
Neil Berthier
Professor Emeritus
Vision and attention in reaching; motor learning; manual search in toddlers; working memory and executive function in support of search.
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Senior Lecturer
Office: Tobin 631
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Jeffrey Blaustein
Professor Emeritus, Alumnus
We studied the effects and mechanisms of action of steroid hormones on the brain and behavior, as well as the effects of environmental and pubertal influences on those effects.
Office: Tobin 536
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor
Teaching of undergraduate statistics, Western philosophical and Eastern mystical approaches to Consciousness. Putting the finishing touches on a text titled Introductory Statistics Using R.
Office: Tobin 410
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
Research Interests: Cognitive compensation skills, concussion, adult learning disabilities, measurement development
Office: Tobin 601
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Research interests: early development of ADHD, parenting children with disruptive behavior disorders
Office: Tobin 603
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: 111 Morrill III
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Alumni
Graduate Student
I study Psycholinguistics, and am interested in how we process and produce language.
Office: Tobin 426
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Rahul Bussa
Alumni
Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Student
Role of medial prefrontal cortex in response execution and inhibition
Office: Tobin 514
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Post-doc
Research interests include: Sleep and memory consolidation across development and environmental influences on sleep in early childhood.
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Fast Track Masters Student
Office: Tobin 514
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 407
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Andrea Cataldo
Graduate Student, Departmental Honors Alumni
I study mathematical models of decision making.
Office: Tobin 522
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor
I study various aspects of visual cognition, focusing on visual attention, visual search, and the interference between targets and distractors in complex visual scenes.
Office: Tobin 432
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 523
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Daniel Chapman is a fifth year doctoral student. His research interests include environmental decision-making, natural resource management, risk analysis, and science communication.
Office: Tobin 627
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
Early life parenting effects; development of self regulation; fathering
Office: Tobin 418
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
I'm interested in how motivation affects human behaviors especially at the decision-making process observed under EEG and fMRI.
Office: Tobin 420
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Erik Cheries
Assistant Professor, Honors Program Director
Early conceptual development; Infants' understanding of objects, agents, and the socio-moral behavior of other people.
Office: Tobin 538
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Chuck Clifton
Professor Emeritus
I have been on the UMass faculty since 1968, primarily doing research on sentence comprehension, both reading and listening.
Office: Tobin 435
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Andrew Cohen
Associate Professor
Reasoning, judgment, decision-making, and computational modeling.
Office: Tobin 427
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Alumni
Candice Colon-Kwedor
Lecturer
Office: Bartlett Hall 07C
Alumni
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 601
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Michael Constantino
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Psychotherapy process, outcome, integration; patient, therapist, relational factors; patient-centered care; measurement-based care; psychotherapy training, dissemination; adult depression, anxiety
Office: Tobin 612
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Technical Specialist
Office: Tobin 111
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 513
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Financial Manager (CRF)
Office: Tobin 622
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Assistant Professor
The neural and cognitive mechanisms of memory and visual perception, investigated using computational models, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and behavioral studies.
Office: Tobin 431
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Psychotherapy process, outcome, and integration; common treatment factors, including the patient-therapist relationship; interpersonal variables; therapist effects; psychotherapy feedback research
Office: Tobin 602
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 601
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Marv Daehler
Professor Emeritus
Office: Bartlett Hall 77
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
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Professor
Prejudice and stereotyping; nonconscious mental processes; social cognition.
Office: Tobin 635
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
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Lecturer
My teaching interests include the development of cognitive control and executive functions, and the factors that influence mechanisms underlying these abilities in both typical and atypical cases.
Office: Tobin 416
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Alumni
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Post-doc
Office: Tobin 517
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Kirby Deater-Deckard
Professor
Child/Adolescent Social-Emotional and Cognitive Development; Self-Regulation; Developmental Psychopathology; Family/Peer Relationships and Environments; Behavioral Genetics and Individual Differences.
Office: Tobin 413
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Alumni
Jasmine Dixon
Graduate Student
My research interests are gender and racial differences in risk factors for MCI and Alzheimer's disease.
Office: Tobin 620
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Katherine Dixon-Gordon
Assistant Professor
Office: Tobin 617
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Program Manager, Rudd Adoption Research Program
Office: Tobin 516
John W. Donahoe
Professor Emeritus
Basic condititioning research and associated neural processes, implications of basic processes for complex behavior, biobehaviorally constrained neural-network simulations
Office: Bartlett Hall 79
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Undergraduate Secretary
Office: Tobin 509
Graduate Student
My research focuses on using cognitive modeling and machine learning techniques to better understand memory processes and their influence on a variety of decision-making tasks.
Office: Tobin 426
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
I am currently interested in the early development of neural mechanisms underlying self-regulation and motivation in typical and atypical populations.
Office: Tobin 518
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Science
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 418
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Andrew Farrar
Lecturer
Office: Bartlett Hall 07D
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Professor and Interim Dean, College of Education
I study deception and honesty as social presentational strategies in everyday life, as well as examining the factors that underlie and promote academic success in college students.
Office: Whitmore 301
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Marcela Fernandez-Peters
Visiting Assistant Professor
Neural and hormonal mechanisms underlying social behaviors; auditory processing, social modulation of communication, motivation to communicate, bioacoustics.
Office: Tobin 625
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Office Manager (PSC)
Office: Tobin 125
Kate Fite
Professor Emerita
Visual Neuroscience and Comparative Neuroanatomy
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Sabrina Flagg
Graduate Administrative Assistant
Office: Tobin 510
Graduate Student
My research focuses on the intersection between neuroscience and social psychology to better understanding the neural mechanisms underlying phenomenon such as stereotype threat and imposter syndrome.
Office: Tobin 513
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Science, Social Psychology
Graduate Student
I am currently studying the impact of mobile technology on children's cognitive function. I am also interested in the various factors which influence children’s ability to delay gratification.
Office: Tobin 407
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Michele Fornaciai
Post-doc
Office: Tobin 532
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Office: Tobin 417
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 620
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Business Manager
Office: Tobin 440
Nicole Gervais
Post-doc
Research interests: learning and memory, behavioral neuroendocrinology, aging and cognition
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Graduate Student
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
Pro-Environmental Behavior, Activism, Social Identity, Dietary Behavior
Office: Tobin 624
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 417
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Brien Goodwin
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 620
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Adam Grabell
Assistant Professor
Early childhood psychopathology; normative vs. impaired emotion regulation; functional near-infrared spectroscopy; pediatric irritability; early childhood therapeutic interventions
Office: Tobin 614
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 629
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Shayl Griffith
Graduate Student
Social, emotional, and academic functioning of at-risk preschool-aged children; early intervention; parenting; technology-based interventions.
Office: Away on internship
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Professor, Rudd Family Foundation Chair
Research focuses on relationships in adoptive families across time, openness in adoption, and on identity development and adjustment in adolescents and young adults.
Office: Tobin 619
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Developmental Science
Diego Guerrero Lopez
Graduate Student
I am Fulbright Scholar and Ph.D. student in the Developmental Science Program. I am interested in the relationship between internal numerical representations and symbolic representations of number.
Office: Tobin 420
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Samia Habib
Alumni and Departmental Assistant
Richard Halgin
Professor
Issues in clinical training and supervision; psychotherapy integration; ethical issues in professional psychology; teaching of psychology; psychology and sports
Office: Tobin 615
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Research interests: nonsuicidal self-injury; borderline personality disorder; emotion regulation; interpersonal functioning; dialectical behavior therapy
Office: Tobin 603
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
My dissertation explored variations in onset and course of perinatal depressive symptoms. Additionally, I considered the ways in which fathers enhance women's perinatal well-being.
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Amanda Hamel
Lecturer, Alumni
Office: Bartlett Hall 11B
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Maya Hareli
Alumni
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Professor
Early development of ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders in preschool children and toddlers. Interests include executive function, emotion regulation, parenting, and culture.
Office: Tobin 613
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Developmental Science
Fast Track Masters Student
Office: Tobin 513
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 602
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Research Assistant
My dissertation research is focused on the orbitofrontal cortex's (OFC) role in alcohol preference and seeking. I am utilizing both in vivo electrophysiology and DREADDs to test my hypotheses.
Office: Tobin 515
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Timothy Hope
Lecturer
Office: Bartlett Hall 07D
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Associate Graduate Student, level 3
Office: Tobin 522
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Technical Specialist
Office: Tobin 111
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Professor
My research focuses on human perception and memory using a variety of experimental methods (e.g., behavior, ERP, and fMRI) and computational models (e.g., Bayesian and Neural Network).
Office: Tobin 425
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 408
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Professor
Affect and cognition; social cognition; stigma and mental illness; diagnostic error in medicine; political psychology.
Office: Tobin 630
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 524
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Beth Jakob
Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School
I am an animal behaviorist who works on spiders. Currently, we study the visual system of jumping spiders.
Office: 401 Morrill III
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor Emerita
Moral psychology; political psychology; social justice; social cognition.
Office: Tobin 628
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Alexandra Jesse
Assistant Professor
My research focuses on speech perception, with a special emphasis on audiovisual speech perception.
Office: Tobin 433
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Post-doc
Office: Tobin 530
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 524
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
David Kajander
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 522
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Sandy Kalmus
Compliance Administrator
Office: Tobin 511
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 518
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Sungha Kang
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 601
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 524
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
My current research focuses on the association between specific deficits in impulsivity and risk-taking behavior in individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Office: Tobin 603
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Diane Kelly
Adjunct Research Asst. Professor
Office: Bartlett Hall 11C
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Lap Keung
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 522
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Elizabeth Kohler
Alumni, Lecturer (Retired)
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Assistant Professor
Reward-based learning and decision making; Motor learning and performance; Developmental changes in adolescence; fMRI; EEG; EMG; eye tracking; hormone assays.
Office: Tobin 411
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 512
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Associate Professor
Effects of sex hormones on cognitive function, particularly in the context of aging and menopause.
Office: Tobin 531
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 633
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Lecturer
Office: Tobin 616
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 519
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Bernhard Leidner
Associate Professor
After a PhD in social psychology at The New School for Social Research and a postdoc at the University of California at Davis, I joined UMass's Psychology of Peace and Violence Program in 2011.
Office: Tobin 639
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Visiting International Exchange Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 627
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
My research focus is the development of self-regulation and how it is influenced by familial and social factors. I'm also interested in quantitative methods in developmental science.
Office: Tobin 418
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Gongrui Li
Alumni
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Professor
Peace psychology. Emotion, social cognition; intergroup relations.
Office: Tobin 632
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
I am interested in neuromodulators that affect adult auditory learning, especially sex steroids and dopamine. I employ songbirds in my research to understand how their brains learn new sounds.
Office: Tobin 515
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Gisele Litalien
Associate Director (CRF)
Office: Tobin 608
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 626
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
Family dynamics, parent-child attachment, identity development, cultural socialization
Office: Tobin 603
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Sanna Lokhandwala
Graduate Student
I am currently interested in the role of sleep on learning and memory in typically developing children.
Office: Tobin 408
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Alumni
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 523
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Marian MacDonald
Professor Emerita
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Tara Mandalaywala
Assistant Professor
Development of social cognition across human and nonhuman primates; cognitive bias; intergroup relations; race, gender, social status; stress and resilience
Office: Arriving Fall 2018
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
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Director of Psychological Services Center, Lecturer
Dr. Martell's scholarly activity has focused on the development of behavioral activation in the treatment of depression and on applying CBT in an affirmative fashion with LGBT clients.
Office: Tobin 137
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Secretary (PSC)
Office: Tobin 123
Assistant Professor
Brain mechanisms of emotion regulation in older adults; emotion regulation; fMRI; functional connectivity; mindfulness; autobiographical memory; emotion dysregulation in clinical disorders.
Office: Arriving Fall 2018
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Impact of aging on cognition and emotion
Office: Tobin 603
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Jessica Matthews
Post-Doc
I am interested in all aspects of adoption and foster care. Previous research has focused on ethnic-racial socialization, identity formation, openness and searching, emotion regulation of adoptees.
Office: Tobin 623
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Developmental Science
Sarah McCormick
Graduate Student
EEG/ERP; fNIRS; temperament; emotion regulation; environmental influences on development; individual differences
Office: Tobin 407
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Project Manager, Website Administrator
Office: Tobin 606
Jennifer M McDermott
Assistant Professor
Learning and the development of attention and executive functions across early to middle childhood; self regulation, emotion processing, and the influence of early adversity on development; EEG; ERP.
Office: Tobin 415
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Developmental Science
Peter McGinn
Fast Track Masters Student
Office: Tobin 512
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Intergroup Violence, Prejudice, Group Identification, Conflict Narratives, Collective Trauma, Activism, Social Justice
Office: Tobin 634
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Christina Metevier
Associate Undergraduate Advisor, Senior Lecturer
My primary role in the department is teaching and advising. My background is in neuroscience and behavior.
Office: Tobin 502
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor Emeritus
Office: Tobin 526
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Alumni
Post-doc
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Assistant Professor
Cellular and network mechanisms of motivation, learning, and executive functions. Psychiatric diseases resulting from disruption of these neural systems.
Office: Tobin 528
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Nicholas Morrison
Graduate Student, Departmental Honors Alumni
Areas of research include: the patient-therapist relationship, expectations, & other common treatment factors; psychotherapy training; adult depression and anxiety; qualitative methodology
Office: Tobin 602
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Heather Muir
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 620
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 524
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor Emeritus
No longer actively engaged in cognitive research but still working on issues in statistical analysis, currently focusing on mixed-effect models of data analysis.
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor Emerita
Research interests focused on the development of memory and cognition in infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
Amy is a third year graduate student. Her research interests include adult attachment, negotiation, and partners' shared experiences and emotions.
Office: Tobin 633
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
Perinatal maternal mental health in the context of work and family. Research methodology and statistics.
Office: Away on internship
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Alumni
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Professor
Office: Tobin 533
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 602
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 624
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Julie Pahl
Undergraduate Advisor
Office: Tobin 503
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 426
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Alumni, Fast Track Masters Student
Office: Tobin 529
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Assistant Professor and Honors Faculty
Cognitive, neural (fMRI/EEG), and developmental mechanisms underlying the acquisition and emergence of uniquely human and culturally-transmitted abilities such as reading and mathematics.
Office: Tobin 414
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
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Assistant Professor
Office: Tobin 535
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Post-Doc
Office: Tobin 517
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Anastasia Perris
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 519
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Professor
Office: Tobin 611
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Developmental Science
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 519
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Graduate Student
Face perception & categorization, kind-based representations people & objects, gender, other-race effect & perceptual narrowing
Office: Tobin 420
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
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Professor
Social cognition; emotion; close relationships.
Office: Tobin 638
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Alexander Pollatsek
Professor Emeritus
Word recognition, eye movement control in reading, visual scene perception, attention in driving, statistical reasoning.
Office: Bartlett Hall 81
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Post-doc
Office: Tobin 532
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor
As a developmental psychopathologist, my research examines the interaction of neuroendocrine, social, and psychological factors in depression and anxiety disorders throughout the human life span.
Office: Tobin 618
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: Tobin 642
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
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Associate Chair of Teaching, Learning and Advising; Chief Undergraduate Advisor
Office: Tobin 537
Grant Facilitator, Bookkeeping, Purchasing
Office: Tobin 441
Alumni
Rebecca Ready
Professor
Dr. Ready earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Univ of Iowa. Internship and clinical neuropsychology fellowship were at Brown Univ. She is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Office: Tobin 609
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor
Office: Arriving Fall 2018
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
David Reinhard
Post-Doc
Office: Tobin 627
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
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Associate Professor
We study hormone action and production in brain circuits using a variety of approaches.
Office: Tobin 525
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 519
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
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Associate Professor
Office: Tobin 527
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Office: Tobin 634
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Alumni
jana rosewarne (lembke)
Graduate Student
I study how people's emotions and motivations in their romantic relationships affect consumer behavior.
Office: Tobin 626
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
David Ross
Post-doc
Office: Tobin 532
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor, Department Chair
Recognition memory and reasoning. Research tools include signal detection analyses and event-related potentials.
Office: Tobin 439
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Assistant Director, Communications & Events (CRF)
Office: Tobin 622
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 417
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 420
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Research
Neurocognitive research on basic auditory perception, speech perception, and selective attention with the goal of helping listeners (including children and older adults) understand speech in noise.
Office: Tobin 429
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Gennarina Santorelli
Graduate Student
Research interests: Interplay of cognitive and emotion changes in older adulthood; emotion regulation in late life; disorders of aging; perceptions of age and emotional well-being
Office: Tobin 602
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 529
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Shanila Sattar
Research Fellow
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Aline Sayer
Lecturer (Retired)
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Professor
Office: Tobin 610
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Hema
Graduate Student
social movements, collective action, ally activism, intergroup contact and dialogue.
Office: Tobin 633
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
I study adolescent development and how binge drinking during this period affects developing pathways and myelination of these circuits.
Office: Tobin 515
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Tobin 642
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Alumni
Akshata Sonni
Graduate Student
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Associate Professor
Physiology and cognitive functions of sleep in development and aging; learning and memory; sleep (polysomnography); activity monitoring (actigraphy).
Office: Tobin 419
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
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Associate Professor
I explore human memory as it unfolds in time by applying computational models that predict both accuracy and response time data. I also investigate methods for improving statistical reasoning.
Office: Tobin 434
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor Emeritus
Group violence, mass killing, genocide; post-conflict healing and reconciliation; bystanders; youth violence; raising altruistic children.
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Adrian Staub
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Psycholinguistics, including lexical and syntactic processing in comprehension; eye movements in reading.
Office: Tobin 430
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Alumni, Lecturer
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Rebecca Stowe
Senior Lecturer
Office: Tobin 139
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
Bonnie Strickland
Professor Emerita
Internal versus External locus of control. Gender differences in health. Women and Depression.
Office: Bartlett Hall 11D
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
Min Suh
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 634
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Alumni, Departmental Assistant
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Tobin 642
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Professor Emeritus
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Building Coordinator
Office: Tobin 401
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Bookkeeping
Office: Tobin 440
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Professor
Prejudice reduction, intergroup contact, status inequalities, disadvantage and discrimination, collective action, social change, peace and reconciliation.
Office: Tobin 637
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Fast Track Masters Student
Office: Tobin 519
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Graduate Student
I am interested in the neuroscience of language, literacy, and auditory processing in typically developing children and those with language disorders.
Office: Tobin 518
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Özden Melis Uluğ
Post-Doc
intergroup conflict, peace, collective action, and solidarity.
Office: Tobin 642
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 514
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Dongwei Wang
Data Manager, Rudd Adoption Research Project
Office: Tobin 623
Alumni
Arnold Well
Professor Emeritus
Cognition, cognitive neuroscience, statistical reasoning and analysis.
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Office Manager (The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program)
Office: Tobin 636
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Susan Whitbourne
Professor Emerita
Personality and cognitive processes thru adulthood. Projects include a longitudinal study of personality from college thru retirement; use of videogaming as a cognitive training tool for older adults.
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
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Assistant to the Chair, Office Manager
Office: Tobin 438
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 523
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 512
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Ashley Woodman
Lecturer, Program Director DDHS
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
Office: Tobin 409
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Graduate Student
My current research interests focus on nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and other maladaptive emotion regulation strategies.
Office: Tobin 620
Research Area(s):
Clinical Psychology
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Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 513
Research Area(s):
Behavioral Neuroscience
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 629
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Communications and Alumni Relations
Office: Tobin 436
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Director of Finance and Operations
Office: Tobin 437
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 408
Research Area(s):
Developmental Science
Lecturer
Office: Tobin 631
Research Area(s):
Social Psychology
Ben Zobel
Graduate Student
Office: Tobin 418
Research Area(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience