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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Psychology 830  

Psychology 830

Degree Program Offered: Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program: Elizabeth Tricomi, Ph.D., Smith Hall Room 341 (973-353-3950)

Department Chair: Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D.


Members of the Graduate Faculty


Paul Boxer, SAS-N; Ph.D., Bowling Green
Violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior; evidence-based interventions for conduct problems and delinquency; juvenile justice practices and policies; socialization and social development; influence of violence in communities, the media, families, and peer groups on individual behavior and mental health

Mauricio Delgado, SAS-N; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Behavioral and neural correlates of reward-related processing, with an emphasis on how the affective properties of outcomes or feedback influence choice behavior using neuroimaging and behavioral and psychophysiological methods

William Graves, SAS-N; Ph.D., Iowa
Functional brain imaging of language and reading; tracking in both space (using magnetic resonance imaging) and time (using magnetoencephalography) how the brain computes sound and meaning from what we see

Stephen Hanson, SAS-N; Ph.D., Arizona State
Cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory; computational neuroscience; large-scale brain function modeling; neural networks; deep-learning

Kent Harber, SAS-N; Ph.D., Stanford
Social psychology; resources affects on judgment and perception; emotional disclosure; interracial feedback

Samantha Heintzelman, SAS-N; Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)
Social psychology; meaning in life and subjective well-being

Barry Komisaruk, SAS-N; Ph.D., Rutgers
Brain activity related to genital stimulation, sexual response, orgasm, and analgesia in women and men, measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Vanessa LoBue, SAS-N; Ph.D., Virginia
Cognitive, emotional, and perceptual development in infants and young children; threat perception; fear learning

Kimele Persaud, SAS-N, PhD, Rutgers
Visual working and long-term memory; the interaction between real-world semantic knowledge and episodic memory; group differences across development, culture, and expertise; computational models of memory and learning

Luis Rivera, SAS-N; Ph.D., Massachusetts
Implicit social cognition; effect of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination on stigmatized individuals' self-concept and identity, and mental and physical health

Miriam Rosenberg-Lee, SAS-N; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon
Functional neuroimaging of mathematical cognition; cognitive development; learning disabilities; cognition in autism spectrum disorders; learning and reasoning

Karen Smith, SAS-N, Ph.D., Chicago
Stress and individual differences, emotional development, affective neuroscience, psychophysiology, value-based decision making.

Elizabeth Tricomi, SAS-N; Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Functional neuroimaging of learning and decision-making; the influences of affective information on cognitive processing; neural basis of goal-directed behavior

Gretchen Van de Walle, SAS-N; Ph.D., Cornell
Cognitive development

Emeritus Faculty:

Colin Beer, SAS-N; D.Phil., Oxford
Animal behavior; ethology, history and philosophical aspects of ethology; comparative psychology

Alan Gilchrist, SAS-N; Ph.D., Rutgers
Visual cognition; surface-color perception

Ken Kressel, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
Social and interpersonal conflict; behavior and unconscious cognitive schema of professionals who mediate conflict; expertise in mediation and related fields (e.g., marital therapy; organizational ombudsman)

Harold Siegel, SAS-N; Ph.D., Rutgers
Attachment theory; adult attachment; attitudes toward mother and other adult relationships

Research Faculty:

Jamil Bhanji, Ph.D.

Michael Shiflett, Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty:

Jaime Gorman, Ph.D.

Ellen Halpern, Ph.D.

Gerard La Morte, Psy.D.

Ramona Ross, Psy.D.

Christina Zambrano, Ph.D.

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