Psychology Research & Laboratories

Psychology Research & Laboratories

  • ACE lab team Fall 2015
  • Analysis of facial movements
  • Setting up an experiment

At present, Psychology Department faculty members direct at least 10 active research programs and laboratories. Collectively, research in the Psychology Department aims to understand the mind, behavior, and mental health.

Our faculty are outstanding scholars, including several nationally and internationally recognized experts in a variety of areas. Their work is collectively advancing the field of psychological science with basic and applied research, spanning many of the major domains of psychological study, such as:

  • Cognition and action control
  • Language processing and word perception
  • The neuroscience of learning and memory
  • Social cognition and behavior
  • Mood and emotion regulation
  • Basic and applied organizational processes
  • School-based service models
  • Adult development and aging
  • Dementia and mental health
  • Culturally competent leadership

This ongoing departmental research has significant potential to improve our understanding of the specific cognitive mechanisms, social processes, and physiological developments that impact our daily mental lives and psychological health.

Please follow the Departmental Research & Laboratories links for more information about our faculty-directed research programs and labs (or, if you would like a quick reference, try our 2017-2018 PDF iconFaculty Research Interest Summary):

Faculty Lab/Research Director (link to Faculty Profile) Lab Name or Research area
Eric Allard Aging, Cognition, and Emotion Laboratory (ACE Lab)
C.C. Bowen Psychological Applications in the Workplace (PAW Lab)
Chris France Depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, cultural narratives of mental disorders
Patrick Frato Achievement Gap, Bilingual Evaluation, Retention, Response to Intervention
Lisa Gaynier Stereotype Threat in Healthcare Interactions
Liz Goncy HEART Lab:  HEAlthy RelaTionships

Mike Horvath

Organizational Psychology Research Laboratory
Rob Hurley Neurocognitive Systems Laboratory
Kathie Judge Dementia and Family Caregiving Research
Boaz Kahana Abnormal psychology, psychology of aging, and mental health and aging
Conor McLennan Language Research Laboratory
Colleen McMahon School psychology, applied behavior analysis, school-based interventions
Kathy McNamara School-based Service Models and Professional School Psychology
Shereen Naser The Cleveland Child and Adolescent Research in Education (C.A.R.E.) Lab
Amir Poreh

Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment Laboratory

Andrew Slifkin Action Laboratory
Albert Smith  
Kenneth Vail Social Research Laboratory
Brian Woodside Learning and Memory Laboratory
Ilya Yaroslavsky Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)