Faculty

Cunningham, Joseph, Undergraduate Advising Head
Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development; gender differences

DiZio, Paul, Department Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Human spatial orientation; posture and balance; movement control and coordination; sensory-motor adaptation; motor development; multi-sensory interactions; space perception; space flight physiology; human factors in virtual environments; motion sickness; brain-computer interaction.

Gutchess, Angela
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Effects of age and culture on memory and social cognition.

Gutsell, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Social and Affective Neuroscience; Cross-group Resonance; Emotion and Self-control; Empathy and Environmentalism

Jadhav, Shantanu
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Katz, Donald
Associate Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning.

Knight, Raymond
Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations
Expertise: Clinical psychology. Experimental psychopathology.

Lachman, Margie
Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Life-span development; midlife; aging; sense of control; adult personality; memory; health-promoting behaviors; intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning.

Lackner, James
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Spatial orientation. Human movement control. Adaptation to unusual force environments.

Liu, Xiaodong
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Applied Statistics: linear and non-linear Multi-level modeling / Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), General & Generalized Linear Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis Child Development: factors (at individual, familial, communal, & cultural levels) related to child psychological adjustment (internalizing & externalizing) and school performance.

Molinsky, Andrew L.
Professor in the Brandeis International Business School
Expertise: Emotionally demanding tasks at work, including necessary evils and cross-cultural code-switching.

Rohleder, Nicolas
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Biological Health Psychology, Stress, Aging and Health, Psychoneuroimmunology and -endocrinology

Sekuler, Robert
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience
Expertise: Visual perception. Cognitive processes, particularly visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, and age-related changes in cognitive function.

Vasilyeva, Nadya
Lecturer in Psychology

Watson, Malcolm
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, George and Frances Levin Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Developmental psychology.

Wingfield, Arthur
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Language, Memory and Adult Aging.

Wolf, Jutta M.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Health Psychology; Biopsychological Stress Responses: Determinants and Mechanisms; Depression; PTSD; Emotion Expression and Sleep.

Wright, Ellen J.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise: The intersection between clinical psychology, depression, gender, development, emotion regulation. Specifically: gender and developmental differences in and risks for depression; Risk, resiliency and depression prevention; emotion regulation, self-focused attention, rumination and reflection; coping, and development; psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology and affective disorders (i.e., postpartum depression and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Zebrowitz, Leslie A.
Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations
Expertise: Social psychology; face perception; facial stereotypes (babyfaceness, attractiveness); age and gender stereotypes.

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Adjunct Faculty

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Emeriti

Hershenson, Maurice
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Expertise: Visual space perception. Visual information processing. Monocular visual space perception: size and shape constancy and the metric perceived space.

Jackendoff, Ray S.
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Semantics of natural language; syntax; general linguistic theory; evolution of language; language and spatial cognition; consciousness; social cognition; music cognition

Maling, Joan M.
Professor Emerita of Linguistics and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Linguistics. Syntactic theory. Historical syntax. Metrics. Syntactic theory. Icelandic syntax. Korean syntax.

Morant, Ricardo B.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Perception and sensory processes; experimental psychology; art and illusion

Wodinsky, Jerome
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Expertise: Comparative psychology. Learning theory. Sensory physiology.

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