Faculty Research Specialization


Cecilia Cheung; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
How children's environment shapes their motivation and achievement in school.
Davis, Elizabeth; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine 2009
Physiological and social correlates of emotion development and emotion regulation in childhood, how emotion regulation relates to positive (e.g., learning) and negative (e.g., psychopathology) outcomes.
Franchak, John; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., New York University 2011

Perception and development; how children use perceptual information
to guide actions and social interactions; head-mounted eye-tracking
methods to study visual constraints and learning, across development.

Gauvain, Mary; Professor
Ph.D., University of Utah, 1982
Developmental psychology; cognitive development; cultural psychology.
Natsuaki, Misaki; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2006
Emotional and behavioral development in adolescence, developmental psychopathology, and biological and contextual interaction, puberty.
Reynolds, Chandra A.; Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1994
Life-span psychology, cognitive aging, developmental psychopathology, behavioral genetics.
Richert, Rebekah A.; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2003
Cognitive development, social cognition, transfer of learning from fantasy and media, religious concept development.
Wu, Rachel; Assistant Professor.
Ph.D., Birkbeck, University of London, 2011

Developmental cognitive neuroscience research studies of how attention and learning interact from infancy to aging when finding and learning relevant information.

Yates, Tuppett; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2005
Developmental processes underlying positive developmental pathways among at-risk youth.


Dunlop, William; Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of British Columbia, 2013
Personality; life stories; health & well-being
Friedman, Howard; Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976
Social psychology; personality; nonverbal communication; health psychology.
Funder, David; Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1979
Personality and social psychology; personality assessment.
Lyubomirsky, Sonja; Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University , 1994
Architecture of sustainable happiness; thwarting hedonic adaptation to positive experience; responses to negative emotions.
Murray, Carolyn; Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1979
Social psychology; psychology of Black experience; minority aging; attribution theory.
Ozer, Daniel; Professor
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1982
Personality assessment and development; research methods.
Megan Robbins; Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2012
Social psychology; coping; health & well-being
Rosenthal, Robert; University Professor
Ph.D., UC Los Angeles, 1956
Research methodology and statistics; nonverbal behavior and sensitivity; expectancy effects and education.
Sweeny, Kate; Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Florida, 2008
How people give news of, prepare for, and respond to negative life events.
Sy, Thomas; Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2000
How the leadership process contributes to high performance at the individual, group, and organizational levels.


Andersen, G. John; Professor
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 1985
Cognitive psychology; human factors; perception.
Burgess, Curt; Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1991
Psycholinguistics; parsing, sentence comprehension; lexical ambiguity; computational models of language and memory; neurolinguistics.
Chiarello, Christine; Professor
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1982
Neural and cognitive bases of language comprehension; semantic memory; interhemispheric interaction.
Clark, Steven; Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1988
Memory and cognition.
Mednick, Sara; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2003
Understanding mechanisms of memory consolidation through investigating sleep and pharmacology
Rosenblum, Lawrence; Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1988
Speech and auditory perception; ecological psychology.
Seitz, Aaron; Professor
Ph.D., Boston University, 2002
Organization of the sensory systems and how the brain selectively adapts to important environmental changes.
Willits, Jon A.; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Madison, 2012
Computational, neurobiological, experimental, and naturalistic studies of language and learning
Zhang, Weiwei; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2007
Capacity and precision of visual perception, attention, and memory; Hierarchical Representations in visual memory; Feature-based attention; Cognitive modeling; ERPs


Hickmott, Peter; Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 1994
Neuroscience; organization and plasticity of cortical circuits.
Huffman-Neal, Kelly; Associate Professor
Ph.D., UC Davis, 2000
Neuroscience; development and arealization of the cerebral cortex
Korzus, Edward; Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Georgia
How neural circuits hold knowledge and guide behavior
Razak, Khaleel A.; Assocaite Professor
Ph.D. University of Wyoming, 2001
The development of sensory processing. The development of both sound localization and echolocation behaviors in the pallid bat.
Stanley, B. Glenn; Professor
Ph.D., Princeton, 1982
Neuroscience; control of eating behavior.