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Advisor: Dr. Jill Becker
Research: I study sex differences in addiction using rats. My research is focused on understanding how gonadal hormones (i.e., estrogen) regulate an individual’s motivation for drugs of abuse (i.e., cocaine).
Advisor: Dr. Natalie Tronson
Research: I study sex differences in neuroimmune modulation of learning and memory processes in mice -- in other words, what happens to memory when the brain’s immune system is activated, and how is this similar or different in males and females?
Area: Developmental Psychology
Advisor: Drs. Daniel Keating & Adriene Beltz
Research: I evaluate how self-report, cognitive and fMRI measures of reward processing relate to substance use during adolescence. I also consider how household and community disadvantages impact these behaviors.
Area: Combined Program in Education & Psychology (CPEP)
Advisors: Dr. Nell Duke & Dr. Kevin Miller
Research: Educational Efficacy -- Project Based Learning, Student & faculty perceptions of digital teaching, Community involvement
Area: Developmental (joint with Social work)
Advisor: Dr. Monique Ward
Research: I study how mainstream media exposure influences how adolescents think about understand gender, race, and romantic relationships
Advisor: Shinobu Kitayama
Research: My research revolves around the sense of self across time and culture (e.g, how people from different cultures remember their past and imagine their future).
Area: Clinical Science
Advisor: Drs. Luke Hyde and Rosario Ceballo
Research: I study how poverty-related stressors impact families, as well as mechanisms of resilience for families living in poverty. For my research, I use both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Area: Personality & Social Contexts
Advisors: Drs. Robin Edelstein & Amie Gordon
Research: I study how differences between romantic partners in personality, beliefs, and social identities influence relationship functioning, and how couples manage these dissimilarities.
Advisor: Dr. Ben Dantzer
Research: I use rodent models to study how environmental factors affect social behavior, specifically the pair bond between monogamous social partners.
Area: Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz
Research: I study the relationship between working memory and episodic memory and how individual differences or cognitive aging may affect that relationship
Area: Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Ioulia Kovelman
Research: I study how diversity in language experiences influence children's academic, socio-cultural, and brain development. I study children who speak multiple languages, such as Spanish-English bilinguals, and children who speak multiple dialects, such as speakers of Standard and African-American dialects of American English.