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Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Daniel Grodner

Associate Professor and Chair

Psychology and Cognitive Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8436
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 220
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 002S

Interests: Human language understanding: pragmatics and conversational inferencing; sources of linguistic complexity; structural ambiguity resolution.

Office Hours: By email-appointment (dgrodne1). 

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Deon Benton

Visiting Assistant Professor- Psychology

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-0272
  2. Whittier Hall 222
  3. Office Hours:

    By email appointment.

Interests: Cognitive development; causal learning in infants; causal reasoning in children; mechanisms of developmental change; associative learning; and computational  modeling.

 

Office Hours: Students can schedule office hours with Dr. Benton here: ​https://calendly.com/drbenton

 

The Causality, Mind, & Computational Modeling Lab

John Blanchar

Asst Professor - Psychology

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3575
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 217
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 208S

Interests: Social and political psychology; status quo preference and change; psychological underpinnings and consequences of ideology; motivated reasoning; judgment and decision making; and prejudice and stereotyping.

Office Hours: By appointment.

Frank Durgin

Elizabeth and Sumner Hayward Professor of Psychology

Psychology, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8678
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 212
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 202

Interests: Human visual cognition and perceptual learning; eye-movements and attention; adaptation; depth perception; representation of number; computer modeling and simulation of cognitive processes.


Office Hours: Students can schedule appointments with Professor Durgin through Google Calendar at: https://goo.gl/tjvvBj

Jane Gillham

Professor

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5771
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 215
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 203
  4. Office Hours:

    By appointment through the Office Hours Scheduler

Interests: Clinical psychology, especially child clinical; prevention and treatment of depression in childhood and adolescence; social and emotional well-being; school- and community-based interventions.

Office Hours: By appointment through the Office Hours Scheduler 

Beth Krause

Leave Replacement - Psychology

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-2799
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 203

Interests:  Emotion regulation, coping strategies, and gender in the development and maintenance of internalizing disorders (depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress); development of intervention and prevention programs for girls and women that can be administered through community settings, such as primary care and schools.

Office Hours: By email appointment.

Elizabeth D. Krause

Cat Norris

Associate Professor (on leave 2020-2021 academic year)

Psychology and Neuroscience

Contact

  1. Phone: (603) 369-1788
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 219
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 204S

Office Hours: By email appointment.

Catherine Norris

Michele Reimer

Assistant Professor (part-time)

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8417
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 211

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. 

Office Hours:  By email appointment.

 

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Allen Schneider

Centennial Professor of Psychology

Psychology and Neuroscience

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8420
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 216

Interests: Physiological basis of learning and memory; drug tolerance; recovery from brain damage.

Office Hours:  Drop-in office hours are Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00pm. Students can also e-mail aschnei1 to set up an appointment.

Allen Schneider

Jedidiah Siev

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8418
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 213
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 103S

Interests: Clinical psychology; anxiety disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; scrupulosity (moral or religious OCD); “unacceptable thoughts” in OCD (e.g., sexual, religious, and violent obsessions); body dysmorphic disorder; cognition in anxiety and OCD, including information processing (e.g., attention), meta-cognition (thinking about thinking), and judgment and decision-making; cognitive-behavioral therapy; treatment outcome research.

Barbara Thelamour

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6318
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 221
  3. Office Hours:

    WASE Scheduler

Interests: Multicultural and Educational Psychology: Parent and peer relationships, Identity development, Acculturation, Black immigrant adolescents and emerging adults, School contexts. 

Andrew Ward

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology (On Leave Spring 2021)

Psychology and Peace & Conflict Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6861
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 218
  3. Lab: Whittier Hall 209S

Interests: Social psychology: self-control of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors; bargaining and negotiation; social perception.

Office Hours: By email appointment.

Andrew H. Ward

Benjamin Zinszer

Visiting Asstistant Professor - Psychology

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6127
  2. Whittier Hall 214

Research Interests: cognitive neuroscience, language learning, category representation, bilingualism, statistical learning, computational and neuroimaging methods.

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Emeriti

Kenneth Gergen

Gil and Frank Mustin Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Senior Research Professor

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8434
  2. Fax: (610) 328-7814

Deborah Kemler Nelson

Centennial Professor Emerita of Psychology

Psychology

Contact

Deborah G. Kemler Nelson

Jeanne Marecek

William R. Kenan Professor Emerita of Psychology<br/>Senior Research Professor

Psychology

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Contact

Jeanne Marecek

Barry Schwartz

Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action

Emeritus Psychology

Contact

Interests: Psychology and decision making, psychology and economics; the relation between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; the nature of human values. 

Barry Schwartz

Research Fellows

Peiyao Chen

Research Fellow

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5709
  2. Whittier Hall 221
Peiyao Chen

Staff

Kim Ngan Hoang

Research Manager & Academic Assistant

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8430
  2. Whittier Hall 101C

Kathryn Timmons

Administrative Coordinator

Psychology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8431
  2. Office: Whittier Hall 101B
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