APS Rising Stars

The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Please note this list only contains current APS members.

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Abramovitch, Amitai
Texas State University

Amitai Abramovitch’s research focuses on psychopathology and neuropsychology, ADHD–like symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the validity of terms such as "impairments."


Agarwal, Pooja K.
Berklee College of Music

Pooja K. Agarwal is passionate about improving learning by conducting and applying cognitive psychology research in classroom settings.


Aknin, Lara B.
Simon Fraser University

Aknin examines the relationship between prosocial behavior and well-being using multiple methods and samples.


Aldao, Amelia
The Ohio State University

Aldao's research examines the impact of emotion regulation strategies as a transdiasnostic predictor of multiple forms of mental disorders.


Aviezer, Hillel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Aviezer investigates real-life facial expressions in their natural context, studying both healthy and neuropsychological populations.


Bailey, Drew H.
University of California, Irvine

Bailey studies the contributions of domain-general cognitive abilities and children’s specific mathematical skills to children’s mathematical development.


Baskin-Sommers, Arielle R.
Yale University

Baskin-Sommers is noted for her original and rigorous research on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying disinhibitory psychopathology and their treatment.


Becker, Stephen P.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Stephen P. Becker's research focuses on sluggish cognitive tempo symptoms and sleep functioning in youth with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.


Bernard, Kristin
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

Bernard examines how early experiences influence children’s behavioral, socioemotional, and neurobiological development.


Bianchi, Emily
Emory University

Emily C. Bianchi’s research examines how economic downturns affect beliefs and behaviors both in the short term and years later.


Bleidorn, Wiebke
University of California, Davis

Bleidorn’s broad and innovative research has led to important advances in our understanding of the nature and development of personality.


Boswell, James F.
University at Albany, State University of New York

Boswell’s research spans two overlapping areas: psychotherapy process and outcome, and the integration of science and practice.


Brady, Timothy F.
University of California, San Diego

Brady's research uses behavioral and computational methods to explore the nature of the representations that are stored in visual memory.


Brandt, Mark J.
Tilburg University

Mark Brandt studies how ideological and moral beliefs structure attitudes and behaviors and provide people with meaning, and best research practices.


Brock, Rebecca L.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Brock’s research is aimed at understanding the development of psychopathology with a focus on the family context and its etiological significance.

Brooker, Rebecca J.
Montana State University

Brooker investigates the physiological underpinnings of emotional regulation during young children’s development.


Buckholtz, Joshua W.
Harvard University

Buckholtz studies brain circuits involved in legal decision making and the mechanisms underlying self-control failures in psychopathy and impulsivity.


Buhrmester, Michael D.
University of Oxford

Buhrmester's work explores identity-related processes, especially those underlying extreme pro-group behavior including self-sacrifice.

Butler, Lucas P
University of Maryland

Lucas P. Butler’s research investigates the power of subtle social cues to affect the nature and strength of children’s learning.

Callaghan, Bridget
Columbia University

Bridget Callaghan is a cross-species translational neuroscientist, studying developmental trajectories of early adversity at the level of the whole organism.

http://bridgetcallaghan.strikingly.com/, http://thetwobrains.com/

Caporino, Nicole E.
American University

Nicole Caporino’s research informs the personalization and dissemination of evidence-based treatment for youth with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Chen, Jacqueline M.
University of California, Irvine

Jackie Chen investigates how racial and cultural identities influence social interaction, person perception, close relationships, and group dynamics.

Cheng, Joey T.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joey T. Cheng has a program of research examining the pros and cons of status and prestige in leadership positions.


Chopik, William J
Michigan State University

Bill Chopik is a social/personality psychological scientist who studies how relationships -- and the people in them -- change over time.


Cikara, Mina
Harvard University

In prejudice, social neuroscience, social policy, and psychometrics, Cikara discovered intergroup schadenfreude and dehumanization of sexualized women.


Conradt, Elisabeth
University of Utah

Using novel epigenetic methods, Conradt studies how the biological embedding of early life stress may influence child problem behavior.


Cook, Richard
City University London

Cook is a social-cognition specialist whose research is on social perception, mirror neurons, imitation, and the visuomotor correspondence problem.


Corcoran, Roisin P.
Johns Hopkins University

Roisin P. Corcoran is the creator of the Emotional Competencies Program, an evidence-based approach to teaching academic, social, and emotional learning.


Corriveau, Kathleen H.
Boston University

Corriveau asks what children can learn about the world by listening – with both discrimination and credulity – to what others say.


Cousijn, Janna
University of Amsterdam

Janna Cousijn uses an interdisciplinary approach to study individual differences in vulnerability to (cannabis) dependence.


Cramer, Angélique
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University

Angélique Cramer applies the computational methods of network analysis to elucidate mental disorders as complex dynamical systems.


De Brigard, Felipe
Duke University

Felipe De Brigard works on the interface between memory and imagination, using methods from psychology, philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience.


Dixon-Gordon, Katherine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dixon-Gordon’s research focuses on the role of emotional processes in the development and maintenance of psychopathology, with an emphasis on borderline personality disorder.


Dotsch, Ron
Utrecht University

Dotsch studies visualization of mental representations involved in social perception and stereotyping using psychophysical, data-driven approaches.


Drake, Jennifer E.
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York

Drake has reinvigorated our understanding of the emotion-regulation benefits of everyday art making.


Dunlop, William
University of California, Riverside

William L. Dunlop studies personality by integrating autobiographical narratives with rigorous assessment of traits, behavior change, and motives and goals.

Dvorak, Robert D.
University of Central Florida

Dvorak created theoretically novel, practical, and innovative interventions to reduce self-destructive behaviors such as smoking and alcohol intoxication.


Eaton, Nicholas R.
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

Eaton studies how best to conceptualize psychopathology and applies these advances to understanding mental health disparities in minority groups.


Ehrlich, Katherine B
University of Georgia

Katherine B. Ehrlich’s research focuses on how children's social experiences shape their mental and physical health.

Eich, Teal S.
Columbia University Medical Center

Eich’s research focuses on age-related changes to cognitive inhibition, both in healthy aging and as a function of neurodegenerative diseases.

Elison, Jed
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Elison is a developmental scientist who uses neuroimaging, eye tracking, and behavioral methods to elucidate typical and atypical development.


Emberson, Lauren L.
Princeton University

Lauren L. Emberson has conducted highly innovative studies of the neural substrates of learning in young infants and revealed the developmental implications of prematurity.

Fang, Angela
Massachusetts General Hospital

Angela Fang’s research aims to understand social-cognitive biases underlying anxiety and obsessive-compulsive related disorders to inform promising treatment targets.

FeldmanHall, Oriel
Brown University

Oriel FeldmanHall combines social psychology, affective neuroscience, and behavioral economics to address questions about prosocial choice and moral decision-making.

Forbush, Kelsie
University of Kansas, Lawrence

Forbush’s research focuses on developing empirically based, clinically useful methods of assessing and diagnosing eating and weight disorders.


Ford, Jaclyn H.
Boston College

Jaclyn H. Ford combines behavioral and neuroimaging methodologies to investigate the factors that influence the subjective richness of a memory.

Frankenhuis, Willem
Radboud University Nijmegen - Behavioural Science Institute

Willem Frankenhuis's research focuses on the development of human perceptual and cognitive abilities, adaptive plasticity, and functional specialization.

Gainey, Kristin
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Kristin E. Naragon-Gainey’s research focuses on the basic cognitive, affective, and personality processes that underlie the emotional disorders.

Gaither, Sarah
Duke University

Sarah Gaither combines social and developmental psychology to examine social identity, mixed-race interactions, and effects of contact with diversity.


Gallagher, Matthew W.
University of Houston

Matthew W. Gallagher blends substantive and methodological expertise in research on transdiagnostic treatments of anxiety disorders and positive psychology.

Ganley, Colleen M.
Florida State University

Colleen M. Ganley has uncovered important and potentially malleable cognitive and affective factors that influence development and performance in mathematics.

Gearhardt, Ashley N.
University of Michigan

Ashley Gearhardt studies addiction, media and behavior, eating disorders, and obesity.


Gee, Dylan G
Yale University

Dylan G. Gee investigates neurodevelopmental mechanisms underlying anxiety and stress-related disorders and novel interventions for targeting these mechanisms.

Goldschmidt, Andrea B.
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Goldschmidt’s work focuses on psychological and behavioral factors that predict weight outcomes among individuals who are overweight (e.g., binge-eating disorder).

Graham, Jesse
University of Southern California

Graham investigates the foundations of morality and their application to moral judgments and behaviors.


Grossmann, Igor
University of Waterloo

Grossman presents groundbreaking research on the study of wisdom and seminal research in cultural psychology.


Gunderson, Elizabeth A.
Temple University

Gunderson’s work uncovers the cognitive and socioemotional factors that influence math learning in preschool and elementary school.


Hamlin, J. Kiley K.
University of British Columbia

Hamlin researches the earliest developmental origins of humans’ sociomoral judgments in infancy, guided by theories of the evolution of cooperation.


Hart, Laura M.
University of Melbourne and La Trobe University

Laura Hart has improved the capacity of the public to take action on prevention and early intervention for mental disorders.


Hartley, Catherine
New York University

Catherine Hartley studies the interrelations between values, actions, and decisions from a neurodevelopmental perspective.

Hehman, Eric
Ryerson University

Eric Hehman’s research examines how individuals perceive, evaluate, make decisions about, and interact with one another across group boundaries.


Heller, Aaron S.
University of Miami

Using a combination of behavioral and biological methods, Heller is making highly novel contributions about the affective chronometry.


Hemmer, Pernille
Rutgers University

Pernille Hemmer uses Bayesian models to show the role of categorical knowledge in episodic and long-term memory.


Henry, Molly
The University of Western Ontario

Molly J. Henry’s work is at the cutting edge of understanding how neural oscillations and neural entrainment influence human perception.

Hostinar, Camelia
University of California, Davis

Hostinar investigates how the social environment shapes children’s stress-response systems, immune function, and long-term physical and mental health.


Human, Lauren J.
McGill University

Human studies the causes and consequences of interpersonal impressions, examining psychological, social, and biological functioning.


Hurd, Noelle
University of Virginia

Hurd studies natural mentoring as a mechanism to improve outcomes for at-risk youth in poverty and from racial/ethnic minority groups.


Hyde, Luke W.
University of Michigan

Hyde researches mechanisms linking early risk to adolescent antisocial behavior, interactions between risk factors; subgrouping approaches to identify youth with similar developmental trajectories.


Ijzerman, Hans
Vu University Amsterdam

IJzerman conceptualizes attachment bonding from an embodied perspective, emphasizing social thermoregulation as an organizing principle of social relationships.


Infurna, Frank J.
Arizona State University

Infurna examines how older adults adapt resiliently to the developmental challenges and other life stressors that they face.


Israel, Salomon
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Salomon Israel studies the biological underpinnings of prosocial behavior and the contribution of positive personality to health and economic well-being.

Jack, Rachael E
University of Glasgow

Rachael Jack’s novel, interdisciplinary approach -- social psychophysics -- has broken significant new ground in understanding expressions of emotions.

Jaremka, Lisa
University of Delaware

Jaremka utilizes a social-psychological approach to understand negative social experiences and their effects on physiology and health.


Jayawickreme, Eranda R.
Wake Forest University

Jayawickreme’s research has contributed to a rich diversity of topics, including posttraumatic growth, morality, creativity, and well-being.


John, Leslie
Harvard University

Leslie K. John’s work focuses on exploring people’s paradoxical and sometimes self-destructive decisions in two domains (privacy and health), then generating actionable interventions.

Jones, Rebecca M
Weill Cornell Medical College

Rebecca M. Jones studies the development of the social brain and how and why this differs in those with autism.

Kern, Margaret L.
University of Melbourne

Kern's research incorporates a life-span perspective and advanced quantitative techniques to investigate personality, well-being, and longevity.


Konkle, Talia
Harvard University

Talia Konkle’s research program aims at characterizing how representational spaces of visual concepts are mapped onto the surface of the brain.


Kopala-Sibley, Daniel C
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

Daniel Kopala-Sibley’s work focuses on personality development and psychopathology, examining antecedents of trait vulnerabilities and psychopathology in children.

Kosinski, Michal
Stanford University

Kosinski applies machine-learning computational methods to enormous data sets, allowing him to address previously unanswered questions about complex real-world human behavior.


Kteily, Nour
Northwestern University

Nour Kteily’s research examines the psychological mechanisms that influence the stability of hierarchy and conflict between groups in society.

Kujawa, Autumn
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Autumn Kujawa studies how abnormalities in processing emotional information contribute to the development and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.

Lai, Calvin K.
Harvard University

Calvin Lai’s research seeks to find the most effective ways to reduce implicit biases toward disadvantaged groups.


Laurin, Kristin
University of British Columbia

Kristin Laurin studies how motivations (both fundamental and personal) relate to political ideologies, religious beliefs, moral codes, and more.

Lee, Spike W. S.
University of Toronto

Spike W. S. Lee examines physical cleansing as an embodied mechanism of psychological distancing and explores its impact on cognition, emotion, and behavior.


Lerner, Matthew D.
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

Lerner's research is focused on understanding how people connect to one another and helping to develop new ways to help them do so.


Lewis, Cara C.
Indiana University

The central focus of Lewis’s work is investigation of the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy and measurement-based care for depression in community settings.


Lin, Zhicheng
The Ohio State University

With insightful theorization and innovative methodology, Lin illuminates the fundamental spatiotemporal structures of human cognition.

Liu, Richard T.
Brown University

Liu’s research focuses on risk factors underlying depression and suicidality, with a particular emphasis on the role of stress.


Loschelder, David D.
Leuphana University of Luneburg

David D. Loschelder studies anchoring and decision making in negotiations. His research contributes to theory building while also mattering for applied practice.


Marceau, Kristine
Purdue University

Kristine Marceau studies the development of behavior problems and substance use: the integrated roles of genetics, prenatal risk, neuroendocrine function, and family environment.


Martin, Alia
Victoria University of Wellington

Alia Martin investigates developmental origins of theory of mind in the context of social activities like communication and prosocial behavior.


Matzke, Dora
University of Amsterdam

Matzke is a mathematical psychologist who works on developing, testing, and promulgating Bayesian methods, focusing on issues in cognition.


McAuliffe, Katherine
Boston College

Katherine McAuliffe studies the development and evolution of cooperation, with a special focus on how children acquire and enforce fairness norms.


Meier, Madeline H.
Arizona State University

Meier seeks to elucidate causes, course, and consequences of substance-use disorders and advance a neurobiological understanding of schizophrenia.


Mickes, Laura B.
Royal Holloway, University of London

Mickes investigates the theoretical and applied aspects of human memory (e.g., signal-detection theory, simultaneous vs. sequential lineups).


Miskovic, Vladimir
Binghamton University, The State University of New York

Vladimir Miskovic uses electrophysiological and behavioral methods to examine tuning of perceptual and attentional systems for emotional salience.


Molina, Kristine M.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Molina's research focuses on stress, resilience and health, and elucidating the ways in which discrimination-based stress relates to health in Latinos.

Morris, Matthew

Matthew Morris studies neurobiological and psychosocial risk factors for trauma-related psychopathology and persistent pain in the aftermath of interpersonal violence.

Motyl, Matt S.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Motyl studies intergroup conflict and distancing, civility, and best research practices/reproducibility.


Mulvey, Kelly Lynn S.
University of South Carolina

Mulvey conducts research on children’s social and moral development in intergroup contexts, including the origins of prejudice and social exclusion.


Neal, Tess M.S.
Arizona State University

Tess M. S. Neal studies human judgment and decision making, especially by experts. Her work focuses primarily on bias in expert judgments.


Norman, Greg J.
University of Chicago

Norman’s research explores social contributions to stress reactivity, emotion, and health through studies ranging from molecular neurobiology to social neuroscience.


North, Michael
New York University

North's research focuses primarily on age, ageism, intergenerational tension, and related management and policy applications.


O'Brien, Ed H.
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Ed O’Brien studies social cognition, particularly intuitions about everyday experiences and how to maximize enjoyment, and when and why these intuitions are mistaken.


Palmer, Rohan H.
Emory University

Palmer is leading the way with his application and development of new analytic techniques in behavior genetics.


Papesh, Megan H.
Louisiana State University

Megan H. Papesh studies core processes in attention, perception, and memory. She studies language, face recognition, and episodic memory creation.

Park, Joonkoo
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Joonkoo Park studies cognitive, neural, and developmental mechanisms underlying the nature, emergence, and acquisition of mathematical thinking.


Phillips, L. Alison
Iowa State University

Phillips utilizes theory, advanced methodology, and technology to promote long-term healthy habits for chronic-illness prevention and maintenance.


Piantadosi, Steven T.
University of Rochester

Steven Piantadosi uses lab-based experiments and Internet-based big data to reveal how adults process language and how children understand number.

Piff, Paul K.
University of California, Irvine

Piff’s work is systematically unpacking the psychological effects of social class and social emotion on cognition and interpersonal behavior.


Poppenk, Jordan
Queen's University

Poppenk’s work includes behavioral, structural, and functional neuroimaging studies on medial-temporal-neocorortical interactions in episodic memory.


Price, Rebecca
University of Pittsburgh

Price investigates neurobiological mechanisms of psychological-disorder, traditional, and novel clinical interventions to better target mechanisms.

Putnam, Adam L.
Carleton College

Adam Putnam studies applications of basic memory theories to real world issues, such as improving education and enhancing memories in a political context.


Quiroz, Yakeel
Massachusetts General Hospital

Quiroz’s research seeks to identify and validate biomarkers for early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.


Rai, Tage
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rai blends experiments and ethnography to examine how social relations and culture give rise to morality, violence, and conflict.


Railo, Henry M.
University of Turku

Henry Railo has studied how unconscious stimulus-driven responses in the visual cortex evolve into neural interactions that underlie conscious vision.

Ramirez, Gerardo
University of California, Los Angeles

Gerardo Ramirez’s work focuses on the causes and consequences of academic struggle, especially in mathematics, and interventions that leverage students’ challenges to improve their success.

Ratner, Kyle
UC Santa Barbara

Ratner uses psychological and neuroscience methods to study social perception and evaluation and their consequences for intergroup relations and health.


Rattan, Aneeta
London Business School

Aneeta Rattan studies mind-sets and intergroup relations, investigating how lay theories affect stigmatized individuals’ belonging, achievement, and responses.

Rauthmann, John F.
Wake Forest University

John F. Rauthmann is a prolific, pioneering contributor to the new and burgeoning topic of psychological assessment of situations and personality-situation transactions.

Righetti, Francesca
VU Amsterdam

Righetti’s research focuses on self-control, trust, and sacrifice in relationships. While theoretically inspired, her research matters – to nearly anybody.


Ritchie, Stuart J.
University of Edinburgh

Ritchie's research contributes significantly to the understanding of the causes of cognitive differences and their real-life impacts.


Rogers, Leoandra Onnie
Northwestern University

Leoandra O. Rogers studies identity development in urban children and adolescents and its relation to experiencing (and disrupting) social and educational inequalities.

Rottman, Benjamin
University of Pittsburgh

Benjamin M. Rottman is a cognitive psychological scientist making influential and path-breaking contributions to the psychology of causal learning and reasoning.


Rule, Nicholas
University of Toronto

Rule studies how people’s subtle and unconscious impressions influence the way that they perceive, think about, and behave toward others.


Sadeh, Naomi
University of Delaware

Sadeh develops genetic and neurobiological models of psychological processes that confer risk for impulsive and self-destructive behaviors following trauma.

Sauer-Zavala, Shannon
Boston University

Shannon Sauer-Zavala's research focuses on identifying and testing interventions that target core mechanisms in the maintenance of psychopathology.


Savani, Krishna
Nanyang Business School

Savani has discovered that people can gain competence in a foreign culture through conditioning.


Schueller, Stephen M.
Northwestern University

Steven M. Schueller explores the use of technology-based interventions to enhance the treatment and prevention of depression and promotion of well-being.

Scullin, Michael K.
Baylor University

Michael K. Scullin investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging and how we remember to use memory to fulfill intentions (prospective memory).


Selby, Edward A.
Rutgers University

Selby studies the role of emotion dysregulation in the development of psychopathology such as suicidal behavior and eating disorders.


Shalev, Idan
Penn State University

Shalev's research leverages behavioral and molecular methods to identify mechanisms underpinning the biological embedding of stress and aging.

Shalvi, Shaul
University of Amsterdam

Shalvi studies the psychological mechanisms of (un)ethical behavior. He discovered that justifications allow people to do wrong but feel moral.


Shapero, Benjamin G.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Benjamin Shapero’s work focuses on stress-related vulnerability factors that impact the development and maintenance of mood disorders throughout the lifespan.

Shariff, Azim F.
University of Oregon

Shariff studies religious and philosophical beliefs. His experiments demonstrated belief systems’ causal effects on motivated behavior.


Shaw, Alex
University of Chicago

Alex Shaw’s primary line of work investigates fairness and the role of reputation in people’s decisions to be fair or unfair toward others.

Sheldon, Signy Anne
Department of Psychology, McGill University

Signy A. Sheldon conducts cognitive neuroscience research on memory and medial temporal lobe function using cognitive science, neuropsychology and functional neuroimaging.


Shen, Winny
University of Waterloo

Winny Shen conducts innovative research on workplace diversity and inclusion, worker health and well-being, and leadership.

Shenhav, Amitai
Brown University

Amitai Shenhav is notable for his deeply original and highly rigorous research on the neurobiological basis of cognitive control and its value.


Sherman, Ryne A.
Florida Atlantic University

Sherman's research addresses the conceptualization and measurement of psychological situations and innovative methods for data analysis.


Silvers, Jennifer A.
University of California, Los Angeles

Jennifer A. Silvers combines biological and behavioral methods to answer unusually novel and pertinent questions about emotional reactivity and regulation.


Simpson, Elizabeth A.
University of Miami

Simpson studies social-cognitive development, including face perception and action understanding, in infant humans and monkeys.


Slepian, Michael
Columbia University

Michael Slepian studies the consequences of keeping secrets, what influences whether we trust others, and whether we can detect others' deception.


Smith, April
Miami University of Ohio

April R. Smith’s work focuses on examining the high rate of suicidality and self-injury among individuals with disordered eating.


Smith, David V.
Temple University

David V. Smith’s research is focused on the neural mechanisms underlying social and economic decision making.


Soto, Fabian A.
Florida International University

Soto studies the neural and computational mechanisms of learning and generalization that mediate object categorization and causal learning.


Spies, Jeffrey R.
Center for Open Science

Jeff Spies applies psychology and technical innovation to nudge research incentives to align scientific practices with scientific values.


Srinivasan, Mahesh
University of California, Berkeley

Mahesh Srinivasan’s research explores the development of linguistic creativity and how it may reveal -- and itself shape -- how we think about the world.


Starr, Lisa R.
University of Rochester

Starr focuses on delineating complex, reciprocal relationships between internalizing symptoms and interpersonal, cognitive, and biological factors.

Sullivan, Daniel
University of Arizona

Daniel Sullivan researches the role of culture in suffering and threat interpretation. He has published on enemyship and existential psychology.


Susilo, Tirta
Victoria University of Wellington

Susilo’s creative research on face perception and prosopagnosia has made substantial contributions to the science of visual cognition.


Tay, Louis
Purdue University

Tay’s research areas are understanding and improving well-being, including its measurement and outcomes, and advancing testing and survey methodology.

Telzer, Eva
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Telzer has pioneered advances in developmental social neuroscience, emphasizing social, cultural, and family influences on child and adolescent development.

Tenney, Elizabeth R.
University of Utah

Liz R. Tenney’s research examines the psychology of self-insight, meta-knowledge, and confidence expression.

Townsend, Sarah S. M.
Marshall School of Business

Sarah S. M. Townsend studies "cultural mismatch," when people's beliefs are inconsistent with the prevailing beliefs held in organizations and institutions.


Trucco, Elisa M.
Florida International University

Elisa M. Trucco investigates the interaction of genetic, neural, individual, and social factors in the onset and development of substance use.


Trueblood, Jennifer S.
Vanderbilt University

Trueblood’s empirical and theoretical work provides new perspectives on how people make choices among alternatives differing in risks and rewards.


Vaish, Amrisha
University of Virginia

Vaish studies toddlers’ social-moral-emotional development using unique laboratory elicitors theoretically situated in a social-evolutionary framework.

Van Tongeren, Daryl R.
Hope College

Daryl R. Van Tongeren is a prolific young scholar who is effectively networking with other researchers in scientific pursuit of meaning and the human virtues.


Varnum, Michael E.W.
Arizona State University

Michael Varnum explores distal and proximal causes of cultural variations and cultural changes using methods ranging from functional MRI to archival data.


Venta, Amanda
Sam Houston State University

Amanda Venta studies the role of caregiver attachment in the context of adolescent psychopathology, emotion regulation, and social cognition.

Verduyn, Philippe
KU Leuven

Verduyn is a pioneer in the study of emotion dynamics whose work on emotion duration challenges the traditional view of emotions as brief, flash-like phenomena.


Vergauwe, Evie
University of Geneva

Vergauwe carries out cognitive and neuroscientific investigations of processes that help to keep information refreshed in working memory.

Wagner, Dylan D.
The Ohio State University

Wagner's research addresses the neural correlates of self-regulation failure and, separately, the neural representation of traits for familiar persons.

Wang, Ming-Te
University of Pittsburgh

Wang is a top researcher identifying factors in children's lives that determine whether they work hard in school.

Weinberg, Anna
Department of Psychology, McGill University

Using multiple physiological methodologies, Anna E. F. Weinberg’s research seeks to identify the biological mechanisms of affective and anxiety disorders.

Weiss, Nicole H.
University of Rhode Island

Nicole H. Weiss investigates how maladaptive ways of responding to negative and positive emotions heighten involvement in risky behaviors among individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Wesselmann, Eric D.
Illinois State University

Wesselmann does research on social exclusion and ostracism. His work builds links toward research on group dynamics and decision making.

Wilson, Arlington G.
Medical University of South Carolina

Arlington Wilson developed an animal model of prospective memory, documenting rats' ability to remember to take some action in the future.

Wilson, Laura C.
University of Mary Washington

Laura C. Wilson conducts research on individuals impacted by trauma, including sexual assault and mass trauma (e.g., mass shootings, terrorism, combat).

Wisco, Blair E.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

With methodological strengths in experimental psychopathology and psychiatric epidemiology, Blair E. Wisco is a young star in trauma psychology.


Wright, Aidan G.C.
University of Pittsburgh

Aidan G. C. Wright has documented dynamic processes that serve to amplify and dampen dysfunction for individuals with personality disorders.


Wu, Rachel
University of California, Riverside

Wu presents elegant studies of how human infants deploy statistical-learning mechanisms using social cues and rigorous ERP studies of adults to assess attention.

Xu, Xiaomeng (Mona)
Idaho State University

Xu's work, spanning/integrating social, health, and neuroimaging, includes landmark advances in understanding health, romantic love, and addictions.


Yam, Kai Chi C
National University of Singapore

Sam Yam's research examines ethical decision making, with the aim to build a more ethical workforce.


Yeager, David S.
University of Texas at Austin

Yeager is an experimental developmental psychologist who studies adaptive and maladaptive construals in adolescents.

Zhang, Caicai
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Caicai Zhang’s current research focuses on the neural activities underlying the processing of lexical tones and its relationship to music.


Zilioli, Samuele
Wayne State University

Samuele Zilioli’s research focuses on the psychological, biological, and health sequelae of social status and racial/ethnic differences.