Faculty Profiles

Faculty Mentors
Discipline/Area
Research Opportunities

 

Dr. Yoav Arieh

 

Cognition & Perception

 

Cognitive and perceptual processes with an emphasis on hearing processes, selective attention, multi-sensory integration and decision making

 

Dr. Jennifer Bragger

 

Industrial Organizational Psychology

 

Bias and stereotype threat in the selection process; Applicant reactions to the selection process; Decision making; Downsizing

 

Dr. Julian Keenan

 

Cognitive Neuroimaging

 

self-awareness and the brain; deception and deception detection; evolutionary cognitive neuroscience

 

 

Dr. Laura Lakusta

 

Developmental Psychology

 

Cognitive and language development with focus on the nature of pre-linguistic thought and how learning language may influence the way children think about the world

 

Dr. Kate Nooner

 

Clinical Psychology

 

Pediatric neuroimaging research examining a link between psychological problems and brain function; Developmental psychopathology, child maltreatment, and psychiatric neuroimaging

 

Dr. Jennifer Pardo

 

Cognitive Psychology

 

Language and cognition; Production and perception of speech

 

Dr. Ruth Propper

 

Cognitive Psychology

 

Lateralized cortical contributions to memory

 

Dr. Deborah Ragin

 

Health Psychology

 

Health psychology, with a focus on the socio-ecological model to explain health outcomes.  Healthy communities; Health economics; Health disparities and health systems; Health policy

 

Dr. Valerie Sessa

 

Industrial Organizational Psychology

 

Leadership; Learning

 

 

 

Dr. Peter Vietze

 

Developmental Psychology

 

A model of parenting style in parents with young children;  Mother-infant/toddler interaction; Mastery motivation in infancy; Adolescents with developmental disabilities; Intervention with infants/toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Dr. Debra Zellner

 

Experimental Psychology
Sensation & Perception

 

Cognitive influences on hedonic judgments particularly concerning food