Psychology Graduate Program

Andrew Abeyta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Effective, cognitive, and motivational underpinnings of these needs with the goal of identifying psychological experiences/factors that contribute to their satisfaction

Sarah Allred, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Color perception and color memory, Bayesian modeling of perception, natural image recognition, philosophy of perception, neural basis of visual object recognition, and evolutionary psychology.

Kristin Bauer August, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Interpersonal processes and health; physical and mental health in later life; psychosocial aspects of chronic disease management; racial/ethnic disparities in health.

Courtenay Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The impact of violence on women and children’s health and development including risk and resilience for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and HIV/STIs.

Lauren Daniel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Impact of Sleep on Health and Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Health Conditions, Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology, Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Sean Duffy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Experimental psychology: Memory, Self, and Cultural Identity; Spatial reasoning; Humor; Environments.

Daniel Hart, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Cognitive, civic, moral, and personality development in childhood and adolescence, particularly in urban contexts.

Rufan Luo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research aims to understand how children’s home learning experiences and parent-child interactions influence and support early language and cognitive development, with a focus on children and families from socioeconomically, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Charlotte Markey, Ph.D.
Eating behaviors, body image, dieting, and obesity risk; romantic partners’ influence on health; relations between personality and health.

Naomi Marmorstein, Ph.D.
Associations between internalizing disorders (depression and anxiety) and externalizing behavior and substance use disorders among youth.

Ira Roseman, Ph.D.
Causes of emotions, emotional responses, emotion regulation, emotional disorders, political psychology, belief systems, human motivation, cross-cultural psychology.

Robrecht van der Wel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Psychological mechanisms underlying everyday physical actions, motor control, object manipulation, sequence planning, interpersonal action planning and coordination (joint action), belief representations in action, and the sense of agency.

Bill Whitlow, Ph.D.
Theories of learning complex discriminations; computational models of learning and memory; science education; beliefs and health; evolution of memory.