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Psychology Graduate Field Faculty Directory

    Interests:

 
    Interests:
  • Infant cognitive development and early word learning
  • Interaction between cognition and early language learning

 
    Interests:
  • Theories of intelligence
  • Cognitive development
  • Children and the law
  • Children's testimonial competence

 
    Interests:
  • Language evolution, acquisition and processing
  • Computational models of language and sequential learning
  • ERP measures of sequential learning and language
  • Cognitive Science/Neuroscience

 
    Interests:
  • Active sensation and the construction of sensory representations
  • Olfactory processing, generalization and perception, learning and memory

 
    Interests:
  • Perception of motion, depth, and layout
  • Event perception
  • Art and psychology
  • Structural and functional analyses of perceptual stimuli

 
    Interests:
  • Neural basis of female bird song discrimination
  • Interplay between the hippocampus and other brain areas in spatial memory
  • Behavior and brain evolution

 
    Interests:
  • Accuracy and illusion in self- and social judgment
  • Motivated reasoning and self-deception
  • Behavior in economic games
  • Accuracy and error in eyewitness testimony

 
    Interests:
  • Computational theories and models of cognition
  • Visual object and scene processing
  • Language acquisition and processing

 
    Interests:
  • Automaticity
  • Social cognition
  • Automatic evaluation
  • Implicit mechanisms of goal pursuit
  • The role of affect in judgment and decision-making

 
    Interests:
  • Theories and models of sensory coding and visual processing
  • Visual perception
  • Relations between the structure of the natural environment andthe representation of that environment by sensory systems

 
    Interests:
  • Structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system, particularly the visual system and the cerebral cortex

 
    Interests:
  • Everyday judgment and decision making
  • Critical thinking and belief
  • Egocentrism
  • Optimism, pessimism, satisfaction, and regret
  • Behavioral economics

 
    Interests:
  • Social learning, with a focus on the development of speech and language
  • Prelinguistic vocal development
  • Early word learning
  • Psychobiology of parental behavior
  • Comparative approaches to the development and evolution of communication

 
    Interests:
  • Work motivation
  • Job attitudes
  • Work performance
  • Worker participation in management
  • Employee stock ownership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Trade union effectiveness and leadership

 
    Interests:
  • Human communication and language use

 
    Interests:
  • Development and function of emotional bonds between adult sexual/romantic partners
  • Human mating from an attachment theory and evolutionary perspective

 
    Interests:
  • Photorefractive methods of determining focusing ability of infants and young children
  • High-order aberrations of the eye
  • Physiological optics in various species

 
    Interests:
  • Cognitive development
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Conceptual development
  • Problem solving and reasoning

 
    Interests:
  • Human perception and cognition
  • Cognitive processes in music perception and memory
  • Application of mathematical models to psychological data
  • Computer music and computer modeling of music

 
    Interests:
  • Improvements in sensory test methods applied to food analysis
  • Effects of stimulus context on psychophysical judgments
  • Studies of taste, smell and oral tactile perception

 
    Interests:
  • Effects of nutrition on behavior
  • Control of food intake and body weight
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition and health

 
    Interests:
  • Neural basis of sensory information processing

 
    Interests:
  • Language and mind, especially first language acquisition
  • Linguistic theory of Universal Grammar
  • Cognitive development

 
    Interests:

 
    Interests:
  • Moral judgment
  • Moral intuitions
  • Influence of emotional states on thinking and deciding
  • Influence of emotional states on thinking and deciding

 
    Interests:
  • Experimental social psychology, especially causal attribution and interpersonal influence
  • Evolutionary theory and social behavior

 
    Interests:
  • Sexual differentiation of behavior
  • Mate choice and social relationships in pair-bonding birds

 
    Interests:
  • Risk and rationality
  • False memory

 
    Interests:
  • Sexual development among same-sex attracted adolescents and early adults
  • Positive adolescent development
  • Personality and social development during adolescence and young adulthood

 
    Interests:
  • The uses of narrative in clinical assessment
  • Adolescent psychopathology
  • Lifespan development
  • Connections between the creative and therapeutic processes
  • Psychodynamic approaches to literary texts

 
    Interests:
  • Neural mediation of learning and memory
  • Spatial navigation
  • Instrumental learning
  • Attention

 
    Interests:
  • Determining the nature and underlying neural basis of developmental cognitive disorders
  • Prenatal cocaine exposure
  • Early lead exposure
  • Transgenic models of developmental disorders

 
    Interests:
  • First Impressions