Faculty & Staff
Andrew H. Ward, Chair
Professor (on leave 2012-2013)
Office: Papazian 317
Interests: Social psychology: self-control of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors; bargaining and negotiation; social perception.
Jodie A. Baird
Assistant Professor (part-time)
Office: Papazian 302
Courses: Developmental Psychology (PSY 39); Research Design and Analysis (PSY 25)
Interests: Children's understanding of the mind and mental states ("theory of mind"); relations between children's theory of mind and real-world behavior (prosocial behavior, aggression, moral reasoning); infant precursors to theory of mind; theory of mind and language development.
Office: Papazian 314
Interests: Cognitive development: analogy and comparison learning; effects of language on cognition in development; cross-linguistics and multilingual acquisition.
Frank H. Durgin
Office: Papazian 223
Interests: Human visual cognition and perceptual learning; eye-movements and attention; adaptation; depth perception; representation of number; computer modeling and simulation of cognitive processes.
Jane E. Gillham
Office: Papazian 224
Interests: Clinical psychology, especially child clinical; prevention and treatment of depression in childhood and adolescence; school based intervention programs; assessment and treatment of autism.
Daniel J. Grodner
Office: Papazian 202
Lab Phone: 610.328.8464
Interests: Human language understanding: pragmatics and conversational inferencing; sources of linguistic complexity; structural ambiguity resolution.
Ryan E. B. Mruczek
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Papazian 323
Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; vision; recognition of objects and tools; spatial and feature-based attention; organization of visual and parietal cortex; methods for studying the human brain.
Brett W. Pelham
Visiting Associate Professor (part-time)
Office: Papazian 315
Assistant Professor (part-time) (on leave Spring 2013)
Office: Papazian 204
Interests: Development of self-conscious emotions; gender differences in emotion and developmental psychopathology; clinical-developmental psychology, especially family system influences on resilience; school-based intervention.
Allen M. Schneider
Centennial Professor of Psychology
Office: Papazian 205
Interests: Physiological basis of learning and memory; drug tolerance; recovery from brain damage.
Barry Schwartz, Acting Chair (2012-2013)
Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action
Office: Papazian 222
Interests: Psychology and decision making, psychology and economics; the relation between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; the nature of human values.
Kenneth J. Gergen
Gil and Frank Mustin Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Senior Research Professor
Interests: Narratives of the self; processes of social construction; psychological discourse, theory formation and evaluation; relational theory, rhetoric of inquiry; culture critique.
Deborah G. Kemler Nelson
Centennial Professor Emerita of Psychology
Interests: Word learning strategies in young children; the development of children's concepts; decision-making in children.
Wm. Kenan Professor Emerita of Psychology
Senior Research Professor
Zhi Li, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Office: Papazian 321
Les Sikos, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow / ERP Specialist
Office: Papazian 313, Papazian LL003
Clorinda Velez, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
Office: Papazian 313
Julia L. Welbon, Academic Coordinator
Office: Papazian 220
Kathryn Timmons, Administrative CoordinatorOffice: Papazian 221