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Faculty research interests and ongoing research activities are focused in developmental psychologycognitive psychology and social/personality psychology.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

Developmental research and course opportunities span topics in social-emotional, cognitive, and language development across the lifespan.

 

Faculty Research Areas In Developmental Psychology
Name
Research Area
Bert Moore School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Shayla Holub Parenting and Family Processes, Socialization of Eating Behaviors and Weight Attitudes, Self-Perceptions
Mandy Maguire Neurocognitive Development (Using ERPs) and Language
Candice Mills Development of Social Cognition and Critical Thinking
Jackie Nelson Parenting, Family Stress, Emotional Processes within the Family System; Children's Emotional Development
Margaret Owen Parenting and Family Processes, Early Childcare, Self Regulation and School Readiness
John Santrock Family Processes and Adolescent Development
Noah Sasson Social Cognition in Autism
Melanie Spence Developmental Psychology Infant Perception and Learning

 

COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

 

Research opportunities and supporting coursework in this area include topics in traditional cognitive psychology as well as cognitive neuroscience.

 

Faculty Research Areas In Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Name
Research Area
Herve Abdi Memory and Cognition, Quantitative Models, Neuroimaging, Genomics
Peter Assmann Speech Perception and Psychoacoustics
James Bartlett Memory and Cognition, Aging
Chandramallika Basak Cognitive Aging and Plasticity
Jay Dowling Memory and Cognition, Audition, Music Cognition
Francesca Filbey Neurogenetics of Addictive Behavior
Richard Golden Quantitative Models in Cognition
Kristen Kennedy Healthy Aging of Brain Structure, Function and Cognition
Daniel Krawczyk Cognition and Neuroscience of Reasoning, Memory and Attention
Mandy Maguire Neurocognitive Development (Using ERPs) and Language
Candice Mills Development of Social Cognition and Critical Thinking
Alice O'Toole Visual Perception, Quantitative Models
Amy Pinkham Social Cognition in Schizophrenia
Karen Rodrigue Cognition and Neuroscience of Aging
Bart Rypma Cognitive and Neural Bases of Working Memory and Aging
Noah Sasson Social Cognition in Autism
Melanie Spence Infant Perception and Learning
Sven Vanneste

Auditory and Integrative Neuroscience

Gagan Wig Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, Brain Networks and Aging

 

SOCIAL/PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY

 

Research in this area spans social and personality psychology, with heavy connections to other areas in psychology.

 

Faculty Research Areas In Social/Personality Psychology
Name
Research Area
Robert Ackerman Individual Differences in Interpersonal Relationships
Shayla Holub Prejudice and Self-Perceptions
Heidi Kane Close Relationships, Stress, Support and Coping, Health
Candice Mills Development of Social Cognition and Critical Thinking
Bert Moore School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Karen Prager Intimacy Development, Marital Relations and Depression
Noah Sasson Social Interest and Behavior in Autism

 

 

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