Faculty Listing

NameAreaResearch Question
Paul R. AbramsonInterdisciplinaryWhat is the interface between sexuality and the law?
Howard S. AdelmanClinical PsychologyHow can schools best address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students?
Robert AsarnowClinical Psychology
Bruce BakerClinical Psychology
Carrie BeardenClinical PsychologyWhat are the risk factors that lead to the development of serious mental illness in adolescence?
Jackson BeattyBehavioral Neuroscience
Peter M. BentlerQuantitativeCan statistics for structural equations be improved? Are model-based reliability coefficients better? Can new Guttman scaling rival Rasch or 2PL IRT? Do bifactor rotations or trinary betas ever fail?
Robert M. BilderClinical Psychology
James BisleyBehavioral NeuroscienceUnderstanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying the cognitive processing of vision
Elizabeth Ligon BjorkCognitive PsychologyHow can we optimize human learning, retention, and transfer, and how does forgetting play an adaptive role in remembering?
Robert A. BjorkCognitive PsychologyHow do we learn...and why don’t we understand how we learn?
Jan BlacherClinical PsychologyWhat predicts successful school outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorder?
H. Tad BlairBehavioral NeuroscienceHow are perceptions, memories, and behaviors encoded by the activity of spiking neurons in the brain?
Aaron P. BlaisdellLearning and Behavior, Behavioral NeuroscienceWhat's inside the animal mind?
Susan BookheimerCognitive Psychology
Julienne BowerHealth Psychology, Clinical PsychologyHow do stressful experiences influence the body and physical health, and what types of psychological processes and interventions can protect against those effects?
Thomas N. BradburyClinical PsychologyWhy do some relationships thrive where others falter?
Tiffany N. BrannonSocial PsychologyHow can positive aspects of identity (e.g., pride, a sense of connection) inform (a) solutions to social disparities experienced by negatively stereotyped groups and (b) processes that facilitate intergroup attitude change?
Dean BuonomanoBehavioral NeuroscienceHow does the brain tell time?
Li CaiQuantitative
Alan CastelCognitive PsychologyHow do we remember and why do we forget, and how does this change across the lifespan? How and why do we selectively remember important information, and is this adaptive as we get older?
Denise A. ChaviraClinical Psychology
Patricia ChengCognitive PsychologyWhy and how do we come to represent the world as we do?
Bruce ChorpitaClinical Psychology
Andrew ChristensenClinical PsychologyWhat interventions are most cost effective in improving couple relationships?
Mark S. CohenCognitive Psychology
Barry E. CollinsSocial Psychology
Andrew L. ComreyQuantitative
Alma CortésDevelopmental PsychologyWhat are the practices, values and beliefs of parents in infant/toddler settings? What approaches to teaching support the early learning environment? How can caregivers develop curriculum in the early childhood classroom?
Michelle CraskeClinical Psychology
Christine Dunkel SchetterHealth Psychology, Social Psychology
Naomi EisenbergerSocial PsychologyWhy do our social relationships have such a profound impact on our emotional and physical health? Why does being rejected feel painful, whereas being connected to others feels so good?
Craig EndersQuantitativeWhat is best way to analyze psychological data with missing values?
Michael FanselowLearning and Behavior, Behavioral NeuroscienceHow do we learn, remember and express fear?
Seymour FeshbachClinical Psychology
Iris FirstenbergCognitive Psychology
Craig FoxCognitive PsychologyHow do people make judgments and decisions under conditions of risk, uncertainty, and ambiguity?
Andrew J. FuligniDevelopmental PsychologyHow do sociocultural experience and biobehavioral development interact during adolescence and young adulthood?
Adriana GalvánDevelopmental Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceWhat are the neural mechanisms underlying adolescent behavior?
R. Edward GeiselmanInterdisciplinaryInvestigative Interviewing of victims and witnesses.
Phillip Atiba GoffSocial Psychology
Noah GoldsteinSocial Psychology
Gerald M. GoodmanClinical Psychology
Patricia GreenfieldDevelopmental PsychologyHow does culture affect human development?
Carlos V. GrijalvaBehavioral Neuroscience
William GrishamBehavioral NeuroscienceHow do sex differences in brain and behavior develop? What digital teaching tools are effective in neuroscience education?
Elisheva GrossDevelopmental PsychologyHow can an understanding of early development improve educational practices, parenting, and policy?
Constance HammenClinical PsychologyWhat are the risk factors for onset and course of depression, particularly stress, family, interpersonal, and genetic predictors and how they work together?
Martie HaseltonSocial PsychologyWhat can evolutionary thinking tell us about our intimate relationships?
Barbara A. HenkerClinical Psychology
Nancy M. HenleyCognitive Psychology
Eric W. HolmanQuantitativeWhat information about cognitive processes can be gleaned from statistical analyses of large data sources such as classifications and languages?
Keith HolyoakCognitive PsychologyWhat is special about human intelligence?
Yuen J. HuoSocial PsychologyWhat are the psychological barriers to positive social relations and well-being in diverse groups?
Michael R. Irwin, MDBehavioral Neuroscience, Health Psychology
Alicia IzquierdoBehavioral NeuroscienceWhat brain markers of reward learning and decision making contribute meaningfully to addiction vulnerability? How does past experience, or reward history, contribute to the development of decision making?
Wendell E. JeffreyDevelopmental Psychology
J. David JentschBehavioral NeuroscienceHow do genes, neurons and brain circuits contribute to the loss of control over drug and alcohol use and, in turn, to behavioral addictions?
Kerri JohnsonSocial PsychologyHow do we form first impressions of other people from only a glimpse of their face or body? How are multiple identities integrated to yield a single impression of another person?
Scott JohnsonDevelopmental PsychologyHow do infants construct representations of the physical and social environment?
Jaana JuvonenDevelopmental PsychologyHow do school contextual factors (e.g., ethnic composition, organizational structure) affect peer relationships and student well-being? What psychosocial benefits are associated with diversity (and for whom)?
Benjamin KarneySocial PsychologyHow do intimate relationships succeed or fail?
Danielle Keenan-MillerClinical PsychologyWhat are the most effective practices in clinical supervision?
Phil KellmanCognitive Psychology
Pamela KennedyBehavioral NeuroscienceHow do drugs of abuse modify brain cells and circuits to support addictive behaviors?
Barbara KnowltonBehavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive PsychologyHow does learning occur in the brain?
Franklin B. KrasneBehavioral NeuroscienceHow do synaptic changes result in learning, as studied in an invertebrate? How are do mammalian fear-learning circuits work, as studied with computational neural models?
Jennifer L. KrullQuantitativeHow can the unique features of multilevel models be used to test new kinds of psychological hypotheses? How well do these models work under the non-ideal conditions found in real-world data?
Anna S. LauClinical PsychologyHow well do evidence-based treatments, developed and tested in research settings, work in community mental health settings serving diverse and disadvantaged families and children?
Hakwan Lau (劉克頑)Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceWhy are some cognitive & perceptual processes conscious (and some not)?
Steve S. LeeClinical PsychologyWhat factors predict, mediate, and moderate outcomes of children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders?
Matthew LiebermanSocial Psychology
Zili LiuCognitive PsychologyWhy does the world look the way it is, and with many visual illusions? Why does the percept make sense, from an information processing perspective?
Hongjing LuCognitive PsychologyWhat are the computational mechanisms underlying human perception and reasoning? How might intelligent machines emulate them?
Donald G. MacKayCognitive Psychology
Neil MalamuthInterdisciplinaryWhat are the risk factors that contribute to men's risk for sexual aggression against women and the etiology and mechanisms of such factors?
Irving MaltzmanLearning and Behavior
Vickie M. MaysClinical Psychology
William McCarthyHealth Psychology
Dennis J. McGintyBehavioral NeuroscienceWhat brain neurons are vulnerable to the effects of sleep fragmentation, and how does this vulnerability affect awake behavior?
Albert MehrabianInterdisciplinary
David J. MiklowitzClinical PsychologyWhat are the roles of family risk and protective processes and family interventions in the course and treatment of bipolar disorder and psychosis?
Gregory A. MillerClinical Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceHow does brain function go awry in schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, and what cognition, emotion, and brain connectivity phenomena help us understand this?
Thomas R. MinorLearning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience
Martin M. MontiCognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience(i) How does consciousness emerge from neural activity? (ii) What is the relationship between language and thought?
Hector MyersClinical Psychology, Health Psychology
Keith H. NuechterleinClinical PsychologyWhat is the nature and role of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and how can we remediate them to improve the course of this disorder?
Daniel OppenheimerCognitive PsychologyWhat information do people use when they make judgments and decisions?
Letitia Anne PeplauSocial Psychology
Gerardo RamirezDevelopmental Psychology, Cognitive PsychologyHow does affect impact performance and learning in education settings?
Bertram H. RavenSocial Psychology
Lara RayClinical Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceHow does addiction progress and what treatments best target each stage?
Steven Paul ReiseQuantitativeDo psychological traits apply to all members of a diverse population, or is there important qualitative variation?
Rena RepettiClinical Psychology, Health PsychologyHow do families respond and adapt to stress?
Dario RingachBehavioral Neuroscience
Jesse RissmanCognitive Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceHow does the brain create and retrieve memories, and how do we regulate these processes to achieve our goals?
Theodore RoblesHealth Psychology, Clinical PsychologyHow does the quality of our closest relationships (marital and family) affect our health, and what biological mechanisms explain those effects?
Catherine M. SandhoferDevelopmental PsychologyHow do children learn words and categories?
Tara ScanlanSocial PsychologyWhat creates the psychological commitment to persist in developing one's talent? What are the consequences of developing one's talent?
Stan ScheinBehavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive PsychologyWhat new kinds of molecular cages -- important in biology (endocytosis, viruses), chemistry (fullerenes), materials science (nanotubes), mathematics (polyhedra) and architecture (space frames) -- can we discover?
David O. SearsSocial PsychologyHow do race and ethnicity affect American politics -- both in promoting partisanship among ethnic minorities and in eliciting prejudice from whites?
Ladan ShamsCognitive Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceHow does interaction between the senses affect how we perceive the world, ourselves, and how we learn? How can these interactions be used to improve perception and learning?
Jenessa ShapiroSocial PsychologyWhat concerns arise in intergroup interactions and stereotype-relevant situations? How do these influence interactions and high-stakes performances?
Margaret ShihSocial Psychology
Alcino SilvaBehavioral Neuroscience
Jennifer SilversDevelopmental Psychology, Social PsychologyHow do children and adolescents learn to manage their emotions? What neural mechanisms support effective emotion regulation?
Annette L. StantonHealth Psychology, Clinical Psychology
James W. StiglerDevelopmental Psychology, Cognitive PsychologyHow do people learn mathematics? What kinds of learning environments and teaching methods facilitate learning, and how?
Shelley E. TaylorSocial Psychology, Health Psychology
James P. ThomasCognitive Psychology
A. Janet TomiyamaHealth Psychology, Social PsychologyWhy do we eat?
Kate WassumLearning and Behavior, Behavioral NeuroscienceWhat are the neurochemical mechanisms of motivation and decision making?
Jill M. WatermanClinical PsychologyWhat factors lead to positive outcomes for families adopting children from foster care, and which therapeutic interventions enhance these factors?
Bernard WeinerSocial Psychology
Nancy WoolfBehavioral Neuroscience
Cindy Yee-BradburyClinical Psychology, Behavioral NeuroscienceHow do interactions between cognition, emotion, and stress contribute to risk for psychoses and dysfunction in schizophrenia, and do they suggest pathways for intervention?
Alan YuilleQuantitative
Dahlia W. ZaidelBehavioral Neuroscience
Eran ZaidelBehavioral NeuroscienceWhy and when do we laugh? Why do we enjoy watching movies together with others? What is it like to be conscious? How to design a better brain?

Paul R. Abramson
Interdisciplinary
What is the interface between sexuality and the law?


Howard S. Adelman
Clinical Psychology
How can schools best address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students?


Robert Asarnow
Clinical Psychology


Bruce Baker
Clinical Psychology


Carrie Bearden
Clinical Psychology
What are the risk factors that lead to the development of serious mental illness in adolescence?


Jackson Beatty
Behavioral Neuroscience


Peter M. Bentler
Quantitative
Can statistics for structural equations be improved? Are model-based reliability coefficients better? Can new Guttman scaling rival Rasch or 2PL IRT? Do bifactor rotations or trinary betas ever fail?


Robert M. Bilder
Clinical Psychology


James Bisley
Behavioral Neuroscience
Understanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying the cognitive processing of vision


Elizabeth Ligon Bjork
Cognitive Psychology
How can we optimize human learning, retention, and transfer, and how does forgetting play an adaptive role in remembering?


Robert A. Bjork
Cognitive Psychology
How do we learn...and why don’t we understand how we learn?


Jan Blacher
Clinical Psychology
What predicts successful school outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorder?


H. Tad Blair
Behavioral Neuroscience
How are perceptions, memories, and behaviors encoded by the activity of spiking neurons in the brain?


Aaron P. Blaisdell
Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience
What's inside the animal mind?


Susan Bookheimer
Cognitive Psychology


Julienne Bower
Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology
How do stressful experiences influence the body and physical health, and what types of psychological processes and interventions can protect against those effects?


Thomas N. Bradbury
Clinical Psychology
Why do some relationships thrive where others falter?


Tiffany N. Brannon
Social Psychology
How can positive aspects of identity (e.g., pride, a sense of connection) inform (a) solutions to social disparities experienced by negatively stereotyped groups and (b) processes that facilitate intergroup attitude change?


Dean Buonomano
Behavioral Neuroscience
How does the brain tell time?


Li Cai
Quantitative


Alan Castel
Cognitive Psychology
How do we remember and why do we forget, and how does this change across the lifespan? How and why do we selectively remember important information, and is this adaptive as we get older?


Denise A. Chavira
Clinical Psychology


Patricia Cheng
Cognitive Psychology
Why and how do we come to represent the world as we do?


Bruce Chorpita
Clinical Psychology


Andrew Christensen
Clinical Psychology
What interventions are most cost effective in improving couple relationships?


Mark S. Cohen
Cognitive Psychology


Barry E. Collins
Social Psychology


Andrew L. Comrey
Quantitative


Alma Cortés
Developmental Psychology
What are the practices, values and beliefs of parents in infant/toddler settings? What approaches to teaching support the early learning environment? How can caregivers develop curriculum in the early childhood classroom?


Michelle Craske
Clinical Psychology


Christine Dunkel Schetter
Health Psychology, Social Psychology


Naomi Eisenberger
Social Psychology
Why do our social relationships have such a profound impact on our emotional and physical health? Why does being rejected feel painful, whereas being connected to others feels so good?


Craig Enders
Quantitative
What is best way to analyze psychological data with missing values?


Michael Fanselow
Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience
How do we learn, remember and express fear?


Seymour Feshbach
Clinical Psychology


Iris Firstenberg
Cognitive Psychology


Craig Fox
Cognitive Psychology
How do people make judgments and decisions under conditions of risk, uncertainty, and ambiguity?


Andrew J. Fuligni
Developmental Psychology
How do sociocultural experience and biobehavioral development interact during adolescence and young adulthood?


Adriana Galván
Developmental Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
What are the neural mechanisms underlying adolescent behavior?


R. Edward Geiselman
Interdisciplinary
Investigative Interviewing of victims and witnesses.


Phillip Atiba Goff
Social Psychology


Noah Goldstein
Social Psychology


Gerald M. Goodman
Clinical Psychology


Patricia Greenfield
Developmental Psychology
How does culture affect human development?


Carlos V. Grijalva
Behavioral Neuroscience


William Grisham
Behavioral Neuroscience
How do sex differences in brain and behavior develop? What digital teaching tools are effective in neuroscience education?


Elisheva Gross
Developmental Psychology
How can an understanding of early development improve educational practices, parenting, and policy?


Constance Hammen
Clinical Psychology
What are the risk factors for onset and course of depression, particularly stress, family, interpersonal, and genetic predictors and how they work together?


Martie Haselton
Social Psychology
What can evolutionary thinking tell us about our intimate relationships?


Barbara A. Henker
Clinical Psychology


Nancy M. Henley
Cognitive Psychology


Eric W. Holman
Quantitative
What information about cognitive processes can be gleaned from statistical analyses of large data sources such as classifications and languages?


Keith Holyoak
Cognitive Psychology
What is special about human intelligence?


Yuen J. Huo
Social Psychology
What are the psychological barriers to positive social relations and well-being in diverse groups?


Michael R. Irwin, MD
Behavioral Neuroscience, Health Psychology


Alicia Izquierdo
Behavioral Neuroscience
What brain markers of reward learning and decision making contribute meaningfully to addiction vulnerability? How does past experience, or reward history, contribute to the development of decision making?


Wendell E. Jeffrey
Developmental Psychology


J. David Jentsch
Behavioral Neuroscience
How do genes, neurons and brain circuits contribute to the loss of control over drug and alcohol use and, in turn, to behavioral addictions?


Kerri Johnson
Social Psychology
How do we form first impressions of other people from only a glimpse of their face or body? How are multiple identities integrated to yield a single impression of another person?


Scott Johnson
Developmental Psychology
How do infants construct representations of the physical and social environment?


Jaana Juvonen
Developmental Psychology
How do school contextual factors (e.g., ethnic composition, organizational structure) affect peer relationships and student well-being? What psychosocial benefits are associated with diversity (and for whom)?


Benjamin Karney
Social Psychology
How do intimate relationships succeed or fail?


Danielle Keenan-Miller
Clinical Psychology
What are the most effective practices in clinical supervision?


Phil Kellman
Cognitive Psychology


Pamela Kennedy
Behavioral Neuroscience
How do drugs of abuse modify brain cells and circuits to support addictive behaviors?


Barbara Knowlton
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology
How does learning occur in the brain?


Franklin B. Krasne
Behavioral Neuroscience
How do synaptic changes result in learning, as studied in an invertebrate? How are do mammalian fear-learning circuits work, as studied with computational neural models?


Jennifer L. Krull
Quantitative
How can the unique features of multilevel models be used to test new kinds of psychological hypotheses? How well do these models work under the non-ideal conditions found in real-world data?


Anna S. Lau
Clinical Psychology
How well do evidence-based treatments, developed and tested in research settings, work in community mental health settings serving diverse and disadvantaged families and children?


Hakwan Lau (劉克頑)
Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
Why are some cognitive & perceptual processes conscious (and some not)?


Steve S. Lee
Clinical Psychology
What factors predict, mediate, and moderate outcomes of children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders?


Matthew Lieberman
Social Psychology


Zili Liu
Cognitive Psychology
Why does the world look the way it is, and with many visual illusions? Why does the percept make sense, from an information processing perspective?


Hongjing Lu
Cognitive Psychology
What are the computational mechanisms underlying human perception and reasoning? How might intelligent machines emulate them?


Donald G. MacKay
Cognitive Psychology


Neil Malamuth
Interdisciplinary
What are the risk factors that contribute to men's risk for sexual aggression against women and the etiology and mechanisms of such factors?


Irving Maltzman
Learning and Behavior


Vickie M. Mays
Clinical Psychology


William McCarthy
Health Psychology


Dennis J. McGinty
Behavioral Neuroscience
What brain neurons are vulnerable to the effects of sleep fragmentation, and how does this vulnerability affect awake behavior?


Albert Mehrabian
Interdisciplinary


David J. Miklowitz
Clinical Psychology
What are the roles of family risk and protective processes and family interventions in the course and treatment of bipolar disorder and psychosis?


Gregory A. Miller
Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
How does brain function go awry in schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, and what cognition, emotion, and brain connectivity phenomena help us understand this?


Thomas R. Minor
Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience


Martin M. Monti
Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
(i) How does consciousness emerge from neural activity? (ii) What is the relationship between language and thought?


Hector Myers
Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology


Keith H. Nuechterlein
Clinical Psychology
What is the nature and role of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and how can we remediate them to improve the course of this disorder?


Daniel Oppenheimer
Cognitive Psychology
What information do people use when they make judgments and decisions?


Letitia Anne Peplau
Social Psychology


Gerardo Ramirez
Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
How does affect impact performance and learning in education settings?


Bertram H. Raven
Social Psychology


Lara Ray
Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
How does addiction progress and what treatments best target each stage?


Steven Paul Reise
Quantitative
Do psychological traits apply to all members of a diverse population, or is there important qualitative variation?


Rena Repetti
Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology
How do families respond and adapt to stress?


Dario Ringach
Behavioral Neuroscience


Jesse Rissman
Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
How does the brain create and retrieve memories, and how do we regulate these processes to achieve our goals?


Theodore Robles
Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology
How does the quality of our closest relationships (marital and family) affect our health, and what biological mechanisms explain those effects?


Catherine M. Sandhofer
Developmental Psychology
How do children learn words and categories?


Tara Scanlan
Social Psychology
What creates the psychological commitment to persist in developing one's talent? What are the consequences of developing one's talent?


Stan Schein
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology
What new kinds of molecular cages -- important in biology (endocytosis, viruses), chemistry (fullerenes), materials science (nanotubes), mathematics (polyhedra) and architecture (space frames) -- can we discover?


David O. Sears
Social Psychology
How do race and ethnicity affect American politics -- both in promoting partisanship among ethnic minorities and in eliciting prejudice from whites?


Ladan Shams
Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
How does interaction between the senses affect how we perceive the world, ourselves, and how we learn? How can these interactions be used to improve perception and learning?


Jenessa Shapiro
Social Psychology
What concerns arise in intergroup interactions and stereotype-relevant situations? How do these influence interactions and high-stakes performances?


Margaret Shih
Social Psychology


Alcino Silva
Behavioral Neuroscience


Jennifer Silvers
Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
How do children and adolescents learn to manage their emotions? What neural mechanisms support effective emotion regulation?


Annette L. Stanton
Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology


James W. Stigler
Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
How do people learn mathematics? What kinds of learning environments and teaching methods facilitate learning, and how?


Shelley E. Taylor
Social Psychology, Health Psychology


James P. Thomas
Cognitive Psychology


A. Janet Tomiyama
Health Psychology, Social Psychology
Why do we eat?


Kate Wassum
Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience
What are the neurochemical mechanisms of motivation and decision making?


Jill M. Waterman
Clinical Psychology
What factors lead to positive outcomes for families adopting children from foster care, and which therapeutic interventions enhance these factors?


Bernard Weiner
Social Psychology


Nancy Woolf
Behavioral Neuroscience


Cindy Yee-Bradbury
Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
How do interactions between cognition, emotion, and stress contribute to risk for psychoses and dysfunction in schizophrenia, and do they suggest pathways for intervention?


Alan Yuille
Quantitative


Dahlia W. Zaidel
Behavioral Neuroscience


Eran Zaidel
Behavioral Neuroscience
Why and when do we laugh? Why do we enjoy watching movies together with others? What is it like to be conscious? How to design a better brain?