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Full-Time Faculty Research Interests

Anthony H. Ahrens, PhD, Chair
Gratitude, mindfulness and fear of emotion

Nicole Caporino, PhD

Improving access to and outcomes of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth.

Michele M. Carter, PhD
Anxiety disorders, African-American issues, cognitive therapy, depression

Terry Davidson, PhD, Director, Center for Neuroscience & Behavior

Neural basis of learning and memory; biological and associative controls of energy and body weight regulation.

Laura Duval, PhD

Social cognition, stereotyping and prejudice, media violence.

*Noemí Enchautegui-de-Jesús, PhD

Impact of stressors on family processes

Bryan D. Fantie, PhD

Human neuropsychology, behavioral & cognitive neuroscience, brain dysfunction, cognition, emotion, head injury, behavioral genetics

Maria Gomez-Serrano, PhD

Neuroscience, basic physiology, immunoreactivity, epigenetic factors in drug abuse, maternal behavior in drug use and abuse

*James J. Gray, PhD

Eating disorders, OCD, trichotillomania, cognitive behavior therapy, psychology of religion

Kathleen C. Gunthert, PhD

Stress and coping, depression, cognitive therapy, body image, anxiety

David A.F. Haaga, PhD

Cigarette smoking, depression, trichotillomania, assessment

Erica A. Hart, Ph.D.

Implicit biases and other nonconscious processes, body image, cross-cultural issues.

Nathaniel Herr, Ph.D.

Interpersonal functioning, emotion regulation, and identity disturbance among individuals with borderline personality disorder and related affective problems.

Laura M. Juliano, PhD

Smoking, caffeine, drug expectancies, placebo effects, anxiety

David N. Kearns, PhD

Learning, conditioned inhibition, stimulus control, drug self-administration

Scott Parker, PhD, Professor Emeritus



Psychophysics and related areas



Zehra Peynircioglu, PhD, Director, MA Program

Human memory and metamemory, cognition in general

Anthony L. Riley, PhD

Psychopharmacology, prenatal drug effects, drug addiction and abuse, drug interactions, taste aversions

Arthur G. Shapiro, PhD

Visual perception and cognitive neuroscience

Alan M. Silberberg, PhD

Learning theory and choice behavior, behavioral economics

Catherine Stoodley PhD

Neuroscience of cognitive development, the role of the cerebellum in learning and skill acquisition

*Jonathan Tubman, PhD

Health risk behaviors among adolescents in treatment for substance abuse problems; brief motivational interventions for reducing sexual risk behavior and related risk behaviors.

*Carol S. Weissbrod, PhD, Professor Emerita

Developmental-social, emotional behavior, child clinical issues, sports psychology


Brian T. Yates, PhD

Program evaluation (cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses) applied to almost any human service system (e.g., substance abuse treatment, supported housing, paraprofessional and consumer operated services)