Faculty and Staff
- Chris Boyatzis
I'm a developmental psychologist interested in different aspects of children's social and cognitive development. My primary interests are in religious and spiritual development, especially from childhood through the college years.
- Kimberly A. Daubman
My research interests include the role of gender in self-concept formation and the relationship between broad world views and more specific attitudes.
- David W. Evans
My research interests are in the domain of developmental psychopathology. This area of research draws parallels between normative developmental theory (e.g., Piaget, Werner) and various kinds of psychopathology.
- Bill Flack
Professor Flack works with students as research trainees and collaborators on projects in emotional self-perception (e.g., the effects of emotional expression on emotional experience), psychological trauma (e.g., sexual assault in the campus hooking up culture), and social conflict (e.g., documentary interviews with social and political leaders in Northern Ireland).
- Judy Grisel
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- Andrea R. Halpern
I study cognitive processes such as memory and thinking, especially for nonverbal materials. I am particularly interested in how musicians and nonmusicians understand and remember both actual and imagined music. I study this both behaviorally and via brain-imaging techniques. I also study the effect of normal and pathological aging on music perception and other cognition
- Peter Judge
My interests include behavioral studies of the conflict management strategies primates use in their groups and experimental studies of the social cognition necessary to perform those strategies.
- Heidi Marsh
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- Aaron Mitchel
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- Kevin Myers
I am broadly interested in animal learning and motivation, especially the psychological experiences of pleasure and reward and their functions in Pavlovian conditioning.
- J.T. Ptacek
My interests, although diverse, tend to focus on adjustment to stress. Most recently, colleagues and I were able to demonstrate that coping, while clearly transactional as the process unfolds, includes a stable component. With students, I have also been working on the development of surveys to assess support sensitivity and courage.
- Jennie Stevenson
My interests include the biological basis of how we cope with stressors. In particular, I'm interested in how hormones affect the ability to cope with stressors. I am also interested in how hormones and stress responses contribute to alcohol abuse and dependence
- Ruth Tincoff
I investigate how infants identify words in spoken language and build a mental dictionary of sounds and meanings. Speech is continuous and it is our perceptual system that breaks the continuous sound stream into chunks of words, phrases, and individual sounds.
- T. Joel Wade
My research interests include evolutionary theory, self / person perception race and gender / social cognition.