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Travis A. Alvarez, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Psychology
Cognitive & Neuroimaging Tools; Neural Circuitry; Learning
Josefina Bañales, PhD
Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology
Youth and families of color; youth critical consciousness; parent racial socialization, youth civic and political engagement; youth racial identity; anti-racism action
Kevin Binning, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Celia Brownell, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Early Prosocial Development; Social/Emotional Understanding; Socialization
Susan B. Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Psychology
Socio-Emotional Development; Parent-Child Relationships; Behavior Problems
Melinda Ciccocioppo
Lecturer, Psychology
Social-Cognitive Processes within Romantic Relationships; Gender
Jeffrey Cohn, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Emotion; Social Interaction; Depression; OCD; Facial Expressions; Affect
Jennifer Cousins, Ph.D.
Lecturer II, Psychology
Social & Biological Changes of Sleep During Development; Emotion Regulation
Marc Coutanche, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning; Memory & Perception
Jill M. Cyranowski, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Psychology Center
Depression/Anxiety Treatment; Physiology of Stress & Depression in Relationships
Shannon D. Donofry
Assistant Professor
Mood and anxiety; health neuroscience; eating and weight regulation.
Kirk Erickson, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Cognitive Aging Methods; Exercise; Improving Cognition
Julie Fiez, Ph.D.
Chair, Psychology
Cognitive & Educational Neuroscience of Reading, Language, Math, & Learning
Amanda Forest, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Close Relationships; Emotional Expressivity; Support Provision; Self-Esteem
Scott Fraundorf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Experience & Language Comprehension; Metacognition & Learning
Jennifer Ganger, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Psychology
Language Acquisition
Peter J. Gianaros, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Neurobiology of Stress; Socioeconomic Status; Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Martin Greenberg, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Victimization; Social Influence, Comparison & Support; Cognition & Affect
Lauren S. Hallion, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Anxiety; Cognition-Emotion Interactions; Worry; Experimental Psychopathology
Jamie L. Hanson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Reward & Decision Making; Development & Psychopathology; Stress & Emotion
Jana Iverson, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Infant Development; Communication & Motor Skills; Developmental Disorder Risks
Thomas W. Kamarck, Ph.D.
Biological & Health Program Chair, Psychology
Stress, Relationships, & Cardiovascular Health; Ecological Assessment Methods
Barbara Kucinski, Ph.D.
Lecturer II, Psychology, Psi Chi National Honors Society, University of Pittsburgh Chapter, Faculty Advisor, Panther Psychology Club, Faculty Advisor
Principles of Learning; Biopsychological Processes; Pedagogy
Cynthia Lausberg, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
John Levine, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Small Group Processes; Learning in Social Contexts; Online Social Support
Diana Leyva, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Family Processes; Minority Families; Early language & Literacy; Early Math
Klaus Libertus, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Learning; Cognitive & Motor Development; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Infancy
Melissa Libertus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Educational, Developmental, Cognitive Neuroscience; Mathematical Cognition
Stephen Manuck, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Cardiovascular Disease; Gene-Environment Interactions; Personality & Temperament
Anna Marsland, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Psychosocial Factors on Immune Function; Risk for Immune-Related Disease
Robert B. McCall, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Applied Developmental Research & Interventions; Development of Orphanage Children
Sharon Nelson-Le Gall, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Psychology
Timothy Nokes-Malach, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Knowledge Transfer; Learning & Problem Solving; Motivation
Charles Perfetti, Ph.D.
Director, LRDC
Reading & Language Processes; Learning; Behavioral, ERP, & Neuroimaging Methods
Michael F. Pogue-Geile, Ph.D.
Clinical Program Chair, Psychology
Schizophrenia; Genetics; Neuropsychology; Development
Rebecca Reed , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Psychoneuroimmunology; Aging; Emotion Regulation; Close Relationships
Kathryn A. Roecklein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Mood; Circadian Biology; Sleep; Behavioral Genetics; Seasonal Affective Disorder
Benjamin M. Rottman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Causal Learning & Reasoning; Experience-Based & Medical Decision Making
Michael Sayette, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies, Psychology
Psychological Theories of Alcohol Use & Abuse; Cigarette Craving, Including fMRI Studies on Impact of Olfactory Cues on Cigarette Craving
Walter Schneider, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Brain Imaging; Traumatic Brain Injury; Connectivity Mapping; Learning
Karina Schumann, Ph.D.
Social Program Chair, Psychology
Conflict Resolution; Apologies; Forgiving; Revenge; Empathy; Religion; Motivation
Christian Schunn, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
STEM Learning & Reasoning; Engagement; Peer Learning; Complex Learning
Daniel S. Shaw, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Child Conduct & Emotional Problems; Interventions; Gene/Environment Interactions
Saul Shiffman, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Cigarette Smoking & Nicotine Dependence
Jennifer Silk, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Anxiety; Depression; Childhood; Adolescence; Neurobiological & Social Influences
Chelsea Stillman, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Aging; Cognitive Preservation and Enhancement; Community-based Interventions; Lifestyle Modification; Mechanisms of Exercise.
Mark Strauss, Ph.D.
Developmental Program Chair, Psychology
Infant Development; Origins of Autism
Sybil Streeter, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Advising, Psychology
Natasha Tokowicz, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Adult Second Language Learning; Bilingualism
Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Poverty; Race/Ethnicity; Socioeconomic Disadvantage; Urbanicity; Children
Tessa Warren, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Sentence Comprehension; Syntactic, Semantic, & Referential Processing; Reading
Robert H Wozniak, Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Psychology
History of Psychology; Communication; Development; Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aidan G.C. Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Personality Disorders; Psychopathology; Ambulatory Assessment; Methodology