Psychology Research Labs
|Applied Social Psychology Lab
Principal Investigator: Eddie M. Clark, PhD
About the lab: The Applied Social Psychology Lab research focuses on (1) close relationships and (2) health attitudes and behavior.
|Cognitive Neuroscience of Stress Lab
Principal Investigator: Tony W. Buchanan
About the lab: We are interested in how psychological stress affects attention, encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of memory. We use endocrine measures (cortisol), autonomic nervous system activity (heart rate variability, skin conductance, pupil diameter) and eye-tracking methodology to examine how stress affects cognition.
|Cross-Cultural Human Development Lab
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Gibbons
About the lab: Our lab works on research related to human development in international perspective, including such issues as ethnic relations among Guatemalan adolescents and intercountry adoption.
|Dynamic Adaptability Research (DyNA) Lab
Principal Investigator: Dustin K. Jundt
About the lab: The DyNA lab focuses on research examining learning, skill acquisition, skilled performance and performance adaptability in individuals and in teams by integrating and leveraging theories of motivation, learning and cognition.
|Eating and Weight Studies Lab
Principal Investigator: Jillon Vander Wal
About the lab: The Eating and Weight Studies Lab conducts research in the areas of eating disorders, obesity and associated health behavior change.
|Gender Cognitions and Development Lab
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kim Powlishta
About the lab: The Gender Cognitions and Development Lab focuses on the development of social categorization, stereotyping and peer interactions. We are interested in how children (and sometimes adolescents and adults) think about and interact with others whom they view as different from themselves and/or who belong to particular social categories. The primary differences or categories we explore are those based on gender.
|Language and Semantic Association Lab
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ronald Kellogg About the lab: The general themes explored in the LSAL include the role of working memory and semantic associations in language comprehension and written language production. Specific research interests are hemispheric differences in semantic processing, metaphor comprehension and conceptual metaphor theory, differential demands of written language production on verbal, visual, and spatial working memory, and verbal creativity.
|MACRL: Multidisciplinary Aging and Cognition Research Lab
Principal Investigator: Lisa Willoughby, PhD
About the lab: Our primary research interests are focused on memory, aging, and health. Currently projects include interdisciplinary collaborations and research studies conducted in the laboratory and in the community.
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Gfeller,Ph.D.
About the lab: The Neuropsychology Lab conducts research that investigates how conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, affect a person's cognitive and emotional functioning. Team members in our lab also investigate factors that influence examinees' performance and effort during neuropsychological evaluation.
|Neuroscience Sleep Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Michael Anch
About the lab:The Neuroscience Sleep Laboratory investigates the underlying neural mechanisms that control sleep. The focus of our lab is to investigate the anatomical and neurochemical substrates that are involved in sleep and waking.
|Social Justice Lab
Principal Investigator: Ruth Warner
About the lab: The goal of our research is to examine how a history of victimization affects perceptions of individuals and groups.
|Violence and Traumatic Stress Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Terri L. Weaver, Ph.D.
About the lab: This laboratory explores the intersection of psychological and physical sequelae of interpersonal violence.
|Wellness, Addiction, Gambling & Exercise Research (WAGER) Lab
Principal Investigator: Jeremiah Weinstock, PhD
About the lab: At WAGER we investigate the etiology, correlates and treatment of addiction. Of particular interest are interventions that address both the mind and body.
|Child and Family Research Lab
Principal Investigator: Dr. Janet Kuebli
About the Lab: The Child & Family Research Lab studies child development and family processes. Of special interest to us are family socialization processes. For example, we are interested in how parents socialize children's emotion-related understandings of themselves and others as well as how families socialize children's knowledge and attitudes related to science and math.