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Shelley Aikman

Dr. Shelley Aikman

Attitudes, Health-related Attitudes and Behaviors, and Stereotypes.

Kelly Cate

Dr. Kelly Cate

Various Projects on Sex Hormones, Human Sexuality & Women's Issues.

Diane Cook

Dr. Diane Cook

Life-Span Development, Late-Life Marriage and Family Relations, Personality and Religiosity.

Bryan Dawson

Dr. Bryan Dawson

Diversity in the Workplace, transformational leadership, leadership and gender/race, the intersection of race and gender, discrimination in online gaming environments.

John Dewey

Dr. John Dewey

Sense of agency and control, learning and memory in the classroom, social cognition.

Susann Doyle Portillo

Dr. Susann Doyle-Portillo

The study of effective educational pedagogies in a college-level setting, the perception of reality, the cognitive content and structure of the self and its relationship to behavior, and the relationship between individual variables and behavior.

Tyler Harrison

Dr. Tyler Harrison

Memory, attention, intelligence, and, specifically, in individual differences in those cognitive abilities.  Why do some individuals perform better on tests of memory than others?  What are the physiological and/or genetic underpinnings of memory and other cognitive abilities?  What is the best way to reliably and validly measure constructs like working memory capacity? Can we improve intelligence or memory through cognitive training?

Michele Hill

Dr. Michele Hill

PTSD and moral injury among combat veterans.

Dr. Megan Hoffman

Animal learning & cognition (symbol learning, memory processes and self-awareness), applied comparative psychology, and Human-animal interactions.

Katherine Kipp

Dr. Katherine Kipp

Research in cognitive development over the elementary school years. Investigates development in emerging adulthood. Specifically, does inhibitory ability improve across middle childhood and even further across emerging adulthood? Is behavioral inhibition different from cognitive inhibition? What role does cognitive inhibitions play in executive functions? How do executive functions mature across middle childhood and in emerging adulthood? Another area of research is the scholarship of teaching and learning, with projects comparing online versus face-to-face delivery in lower-level psychology courses.

Steven Lloyd

Dr. Steven Lloyd

The long-term and teratogenic effects of prenatal, adolescent, and adult psychostimulants on the brain, behavior and the neuroimmune system.

Abby Meyer

Dr. Abby Meyer

The neurological mechanisms that underlie learning and memory.

Dr. Chuck Robertson

Collaborative learning, natural changes in memory due to development, the science of teaching and learning, Older adults and website usability, training older adults to use the internet.

Clayton Teem

Dr. Clayton Teem

Demographic, clinical and geospatial aspects of psychiatric admissions of the Georgia Central State hospital from 1842 - 1900.  Scholarship of teaching and learning via case study.

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