Color perception and color memory, Bayesian modeling of perception, natural image recognition, philosophy of perception, neural basis of visual object recognition, and evolutionary psychology.
Interpersonal processes and health; physical and mental health in later life; psychosocial aspects of chronic disease management; racial/ethnic disparities in health.
Visual processes involved in perceptual organization.
The impact of violence on women and children’s health and development including risk and resilience for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and HIV/STIs.
Stigma and prejudice; intergroup person perception; personality across culture and age.
Resilience in development: Processes of positive adaptation and maladaptation among children and families who experience adversity; Multiple levels of analysis.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychology Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Armitage 343, x6204 (although email is your best option of reaching me)
Office Hours -
Cultural Psychology, Embodied Cognition, Humor, Spatial Reasoning, Memory, Experimental Economics.
Cognitive, civic, moral, and personality development in childhood and adolescence, particularly in urban contexts.
Eating behaviors, body image, dieting, and obesity risk; romantic partners’ influence on health; relations between personality and health.
Associations between internalizing disorders (depression and anxiety) and externalizing behavior and substance use disorders among youth.
Associations between personality, health, and behavior across the lifespan; multi-method approaches to studying personality and social psychology; person perception and impression management; situational assessment.
Causes of emotions, emotional responses, emotion regulation, emotional disorders, political psychology, belief systems, human motivation, cross-cultural psychology.
Robrecht van der Wel
Major Research Interests:
Psychological mechanisms underlying everyday physical actions, motor control, object manipulation, sequence planning, interpersonal action planning and coordination (joint action), belief representations in action, and the sense of agency.
Theories of learning complex discriminations; computational models of learning and memory; science education; beliefs and health; evolution of memory.
Focuses on creative insight in scientific problem-solving and the resolution of conflict.
Social cognitions about sexuality.
Ethics in science; the relations of social policy and psychological research; the nature of research on racial differences.
Clinical psychology and the interface between Psychology and Law.
Instructor of Psychology
Room Atg 318, x6535
Office Hours – M 3:30p-5:00p or by appt.
Office Hours – by appt.
Room Atg 314
Angela C. Meluso-Scafidi
Office Hours: MWF 11a-12p or by appt.
Childhood studies 405-7 Cooper St.
Office Hours – M 2p-3p or by appt.
Office Hours – by appt.
Office Hours – W 5-6p ACCC and H 4p-5p CCC