Faculty

Anne Berry
Anne Berry
Assistant Professor of Psychology (starting Summer 2018)
Assistant Professor, Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging

Joseph Cunningham
Joseph Cunningham
Undergraduate Advising Head
Professor of Psychology
781-736-3304 Brown Social Science Center, 317
Office Hours: Tues. 1-2 pm, Thurs. 10:30-11:30 am, & by appointment

Expertise: Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development; gender differences

Paul DiZio
Paul DiZio
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-2043 Rabb Graduate Center, 5
Office Hours: Tues. & Fri. 11 a.m.–Noon

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

Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/

Angela Gutchess
Angela Gutchess
Graduate Program Head
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3247 Lemberg Hall, 106
Office Hours: Tues. 3:20-4:20 pm

Expertise: Effects of age and culture on memory and social cognition

Aging, Culture & Cognition Laboratory Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/gutchess/

Jennifer Gutsell
Jennifer Gutsell
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3308 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 220
Office Hours: Thurs. 10:45 to 11:45 & by appointment

Expertise: Social and affective neuroscience, cross-group resonance, emotion and self-control, empathy and environmentalism

Social Interaction and Motivation Laboratory Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/gutsell/

Shantanu Jadhav
Shantanu Jadhav
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3147 Bassine Science Building, 301
Office Hours: Mon. 1-3 pm & by appointment

Expertise: Neurophysiology of learning and decision making

Learning, Memory and Decision Making Lab Website: http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/jadhavlab/index.html

Donald Katz
Donald Katz
Department Chair
Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3268 Bassine Science Building, 345
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning

Behavior, learning, & Electrophysiology of Chemosensation Lab Website: https://sites.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/katzlab/

Margie Lachman
Margie Lachman
Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology
781-736-3255 Lemberg Hall, 107
Office Hours: Thurs. 2–3 p.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Life-span development, midlife, aging, sense of control, adult personality, memory, health-promoting behaviors, intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning

Lifespan Developmental Psychology Laboratory Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/psychology/lachman/index.html

James Lackner
James Lackner
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-2033 Rabb Graduate Center, 4
Office Hours: Tues. 1–2 p.m., 5–6 p.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Spatial orientation, human movement control, adaptation to unusual force environments

Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/

Xiaodong Liu
Xiaodong Liu
Masters Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Psychology
781-736-3244 Brown Social Science Center, 106
Office Hours: Tues. 10 am - 12 noon & by appointment

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

Teresa Vann Mitchell
Teresa Vann Mitchell
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
781-736-5333 Brown Social Science Center, Brown 107
Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:30–2:30 pm

Expertise: Developmental cognitive neuroscience and psychology

Robert Sekuler
Robert Sekuler
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology
Professor of Neuroscience
781-736-3277 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 244
Office Hours: Tues. 3-4:30 pm & by appointment

Expertise: Visual perception, cognitive processes, particularly visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, and age-related changes in cognitive function

Vision Lab Website: http://people.brandeis.edu/~sekuler/

Hannah R. Snyder
Hannah R. Snyder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3272 Lemberg Hall, 102
Office Hours: Weds. 11 am -12 noon & by appointment

Expertise: Cognitive processes, adolescent development, developmental psychopathology

CoPE Lab Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/psychology/cope-lab/

Ellen Wright
Ellen Wright
Associate Professor of Psychology
781-736-2809 Brown Social Science Center, 128
Office Hours: Tues. 9:30–11 a.m., & Wed. 9:15-10:45 am

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)

Leslie Zebrowitz
Leslie Zebrowitz
Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations
781-736-3263 Lemberg Hall, 104
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Social psychology, face perception, facial stereotypes (babyfaceness, attractiveness), aging and social perception

Face Perception Lab Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/psychology/zebrowitz/index.html

Affiliated Faculty

Rick Alterman
Rick Alterman
Professor of Computer Science
781-736-2703 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 212

Expertise: Computer-supported communication, cooperation and collaboration; learning and technology, cognitive engineering and modeling, human computer interaction, communication and discourse, internet and society

Susan J. Birren
Susan J. Birren
Dean, Arts and Sciences
Professor of Neurobiology
781-736-3451 Irving Presidential Enclave 101
Jane Ebert
Jane Ebert
Associate Professor of Marketing, Brandeis International Business School
781-736-2294 Lemberg Academic Center, 250

Expertise: Consumer judgment and decision-making, affect and emotion, temporal discounting, and health promotion

Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2211 Brown Social Science Center, 208

Expertise: Social-cultural theory, anthropology of aging, gender and sexuality, person and self, medical anthropology, immigrant and transnational communities, understandings of modernity, South Asia, South Asian Americans. US cultural-historical practices of aging

Janet McIntosh
Janet McIntosh
Associate Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2215 Brown Social Science Center, 226

Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, psychological anthropology, religion, ethnicity and race, nationalism, colonialism and post-coloniality, military, East Africa, USA

Andrew Molinsky
Andrew Molinsky
Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior in the Brandeis International Business School
Director, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership
781-736-2255 Lemberg Academic Center, 254
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Emotionally demanding tasks at work, including necessary evils and cross-cultural code-switching

Jerry Samet
Jerry Samet
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2783 Rabb Graduate Center, 305

Expertise: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, history of philosophy

Adjunct Faculty

Nicolas Rohleder
Nicolas Rohleder
Associate Research Professor of Psychology
781-736-3319 Brown Social Science Center, 109

Expertise: Human psychoneuroimmunologal and psychoneuroendocrinologal research, in particular how acute and chronic stress is translated into pathophysiological mechanisms at the level of organs and cells

Health Psychology Laboratory Website: http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/healthpsych/HP254136/index.html

Jutta Wolf
Jutta Wolf
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3297 Lemberg Hall, 101
Office Hours: Tues. 2-3 pm (Psyc141), Fri. 11 am -12 noon (Psyc211)

Expertise: Psychoneuroendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology

Health Psychology Laboratory Website: http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/healthpsych/HP254136/index.html

Emeriti

Maurice Hershenson
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Expertise: Visual space perception and information processing, monocular visual space perception: size and shape constancy and the metric perceived space

Ray Jackendoff
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3264

Expertise: Semantics of natural language, syntax, general linguistic theory, evolution of language, language and spatial cognition, consciousness, social cognition, music cognition

Raymond Knight
Raymond Knight
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
781-736-3259 Lemberg Hall, 103
Office Hours: Thurs. 8–9 a.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology, with specific expertise in psychopathy, sexual aggression, and bullying

Joan Maling
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

Ricardo Morant
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3269 Brown Social Science Center, 322

Expertise: Perception and sensory processes, experimental psychology, art and illusion

Malcolm Watson
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Developmental psychology

Arthur Wingfield
Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience
781-736-3270 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 363

Expertise: Age-related hearing loss in older adults and its effects on cognitive function, speech comprehension and memory

Memory and Cognition Lab Website: http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/memlab/

Jerome Wodinsky
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Expertise: Comparative psychology, learning theory, sensory physiology