Board of Directors

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Elizabeth A. Phelps President
Elizabeth A. Phelps
New York University
Research interests: Processing of emotion by the human brain, memory, social interaction, and decision-making
Joseph E. Steinmetz Immediate Past President
Joseph E. Steinmetz
The Ohio State University
Research interests: Neural substrates of learning memory
Nancy Eisenberg President-Elect
Nancy Eisenberg
Arizona State University
Research interests: social, emotional, and moral development and predictors of adjustment
Roberta Klatzky Treasurer
Roberta L. Klatzky
Carnegie Mellon University
Research interests: Human perception and cognition (haptic perception, spatial cognition)
Gün Semin Secretary
Gün R. Semin
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal; Koç University, Turkey; and Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Research interests: Communication, social cognition, and language
Alan Kraut Executive Director
Alan G. Kraut
Association for Psychological Science
Lisa Feldman Barrett Lisa Feldman Barrett
Northeastern University
Research interests: The nature of emotion and mind-brain correspondence
Susan Gelman Susan Gelman
University of Michigan
Research interests: Concept and language development in young children
Annette Karmiloff-Smith Annette Karmiloff-Smith
Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Research interests: progressive developmental trajectories and the underlying cognitive processes that support them
Wendy Berry Mendes Wendy Berry Mendes
University of California, San Francisco
Research interests: Emotions and stress experienced in the brain and body
Suparna Rajaram Suparna Rajaram
Stony Brook University
Research interests: Cognitive and neural bases of human memory and amnesia, collaborative learning and remembering in young and older adults, social memory, and cognitive and social psychology
Varda Shoham Varda Shoham
National Institute of Mental Health Research interests: Psychotherapy research, families and health, addictive and other health-compromising behavior and its treatment, graduate education in psychological clinical science.