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.

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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.


Ahn, Woo-Young
Seoul National University

Ahn aims to develop neurocognitive markers for addictive disorders using computational modeling, machine learning and neuroimaging methods.


Aknin, Lara B.
Simon Fraser University

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


Al-Shawaf, Laith
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Laith Al-Shawaf is an interdisciplinary researcher who studies the evolutionary basis of emotion, cognition, and individual differences in several cultures.


Aly, Mariam
Columbia University

Mariam Aly studies how attention influences memory, and how memory in turn guides attention, perception, and goal-directed behavior.


Anderson, Brian A.
Texas A&M University

Anderson has discovered that valued stimuli automatically capture our attention.


Atzil, Shir
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Atzil conducts research on neural mechanisms for parent-infant bonding and development of emotions, social aptitude and their underlying brain mechanisms.


Axelrod, Vadim
Bar Ilan University

Vadim Axelrod's research focuses on understanding cognitive and neural mechanisms of face processing, conscious awareness, self-generated processing and mind wandering.


Barry, Tom J
University of Hong Kong

Tom Barry’s research translates basic experimental science to the clinic in examining the cognitive, behavioural and biological mechanisms associated with anxious and depressive disorders.


Batterink, Laura
Western University

Batterink’s research examines how implicit and explicit memory systems of the brain contribute to different aspects of language learning.


Beam, Christopher R.
University of Southern California

Chris Beam brings behavioral genetic methods to understand the interplay of social contexts, cognitive trajectories, and well-being in older adults.


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.


Belanger, Jocelyn J.
New York University Abu Dhabi

Jocelyn Belanger examines the motivational underpinnings of extreme behaviors in a wide range of areas from self-harm to harming others.


Beltz, Adriene M.
University of Michigan

Beltz develops analysis methods that accommodate heterogeneity in people and studies influences of sex hormones on gendered behavior.


Berenz, Erin
University of Illinois at Chicago

Erin Berenz studies identification of malleable risk and maintenance factors for comorbid alcohol use disorder and PTSD and development of brief interventions.

Bergelson, Elika
Duke University

Bergelson studies language acquisition and the social/cognitive capacities that allow infants to learn word meanings earlier than previously thought.


Bergsieker, Hilary B
University of Waterloo

To bridge cultural divides, Bergsieker studies interpersonal dynamics of intergroup relationships: impression management, nonverbals, depletion, trust.


Bernard, Jessica A
Texas A&M University

Bernard's work focuses on devising our view of cerebellar function, demonstrating its role in thought and providing evidence dysfunction contributes to dementia and psychosis.

Berry, Anne S.
University of California, Berkeley

Berry's research focuses on how neuromodulators, such as dopamine and acetylcholine, impact learning and attention, with implications for aging.

Bodell, Lindsay
University of Western Ontario

Bodell identifies biopsychosocial processes underlying the development and maintenance of eating disorders and the high suicide risk in this population.


Bornstein, Aaron M
University of California, Irvine

Aaron Bornstein studies how memory of past experiences shapes our expectations and guides our choices.


Bosker, Hans Rutger
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Hans Rutger Bosker investigates how humans successfully recognize speech in real time despite considerable variability in acoustic signals and in cognitive processes.


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

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


Bowen, Holly J
Southern Methodist University

Holly Bowen examines how emotion and motivation influence memory and how these links change across the lifespan.


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.


Brethel-Haurwitz, Kristin
University of Pennsylvania

Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz conducts behavioral and neuroimaging research on the underpinnings of human altruism.


Briley, Daniel A
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Briley merges personality, behavior genetics, and developmental psychology to study broad issues of development in humans.


Brito, Natalie H
New York University

Natalie Brito investigates how social and cultural contexts (e.g., poverty, multilingualism) shape the trajectory of early neurocognitive development.


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.
Texas A&M University

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


Brooks, Alison W.
Harvard University

Brooks examines the psychology of conversation, such as how we should choose and shift topics, ask questions (especially follow-up questions), and reframe our anxious feelings as excitement.


Brown, Lily A.
University of Pennsylvania

Lily Brown investigates the impact of trauma on suicide risk, and strategies to reduce suicide risk by managing trauma-related distress.

Brown-Iannuzzi, Jazmin L.
University of Kentucky

Brown-Iannuzzi's research seeks to understand why disparities (racial and economic) may persist, and in some cases grow.

Brummelman, Eddie
University of Amsterdam

Brummelman investigates how children construct views of themselves, such as narcissism and self-esteem.


Buchsbaum, Daphna
University of Toronto, St George

Buchsbaum uses experimental and computational methods to explore how children and dogs understand the world’s social and causal structure.


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.


Bzdok, Danilo
Department of Psychiatry, RWTH Aachen University

Using his background in both cognitive and data science, Bzdok reframes psychological questions as statistical-learning questions to generate insight.


Carbonneau, Noemie
Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres

Carbonneau’s research examines the interplay between interpersonal relationships, motivational processes, and health (e.g., eating behaviour).


Cassidy, Brittany
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Cassidy investigates how younger and older adults form impressions.

Cham, Heining
Fordham University

Cham’s methodological work focuses on developing and testing causal inference methods with special interest on propensity score analysis (PSA).


Chan, Ka Shing Kevin
The Education University of Hong Kong

Chan studies the impact of public and internalized stigma on the clinical and personal recovery of individuals with mental illness.


Chau, Bolton K H
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bolton Chau's research focuses on the neural mechanisms of multiple choice decision making and reinforcement learning.

Chen, Hui
Zhejiang University

Chen studies the rapid processes by which visual information is attended, encoded in working memory, and used.

Chen, Jing
Old Dominion University

Jing Chen’s research focuses on how to make automation systems safe and efficient by considering human performance and decision making.


Cheon, Bobby Kyungbeom K
Nanyang Technological University

Bobby examines the relationship between culture and intergroup processes, and how psychosocial processes modulate appetite and eating behavior.

Chester, David
Virginia Commonwealth University

David Chester’s research investigates the neural and psychological mechanisms that promote and constrain aggressive behavior.


Cheung, Felix C.
University of Hong Kong

Felix Cheung studies the individual and population-level determinants of a satisfying, purposeful, and engaging life.

Cheung, Rebecca Y. M.
The Education University of Hong Kong

Rebecca Cheung studies culture and family processes underlying well-being and mental health.


Chiew, Kimberly
University of Denver

Chiew investigates the mechanisms by which motivation and emotion modulate cognition, with a focus on cognitive control and memory encoding.

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.


Choukas-Bradley, Sophia
University of Pittsburgh

Choukas-Bradley examines interpersonal/sociocultural influences on adolescents’ mental health, with a focus on social media use, gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ youth.


Cikara, Mina
Harvard University

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


Clark, Cory
Durham University

Cory studies how unconscious personal and social motivations shape moral judgment, punishment, and political and scientific beliefs.


Cohen, Joseph R.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joseph Cohen conducts basic and applied, trauma-informed developmental psychopathology research to inform models of public mental health for youth.

Conroy-Beam, Daniel
University of California, Santa Barbara

Conroy-Beam addresses how humans integrate preferences that are multi-dimensional. His proposed algorithm illuminates the psychology of mate choice.

Conway, Paul
Florida State University

Paul Conway's research investigates how people think about good and bad, right and wrong, and whether to help or harm others.


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.


Costa, Angelo Brandelli
Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Rio Grande do Sul

Angelo assesses prejudice against sexual and gender diversity in Latin America and its outcomes, from social, psychological and biological perspective.


Cousijn, Janna
University of Amsterdam

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


Coutanche, Marc N
University of Pittsburgh

Marc Coutanche studies how memory and perception interact using cognitive studies and by applying machine learning to neuroimaging.


Cowie, Sarah
The University of Auckland

Cowie utilizes operant methods to investigate how behaviors and decisions are controlled by future events, redefining the concept of reinforcement.

Craig, Belinda
University of New England

Belinda Craig investigates the social and contextual factors that influence person perception.

Craig, Maureen A
New York University

Craig investigates the roles of increasing diversity and social stigma on intergroup relations, social cognition, and political ideology.


Creswell, Kasey G.
Carnegie Mellon University

Kasey Creswell applies theory and methods from experimental psychology, genetics, and statistics to link alcohol consumption and craving to addiction risk.

Crockett, Molly J.
Yale University

Crockett studies human morality and economic decision making using theory and methods from social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral economics.


Crum, Alia
Stanford University

Crum’s research demonstrates how mindsets can improve health and well-being through behavioral, psychological, and physiological mechanisms.


Cundiff, Jenny M.
University of Alabama

Cundiff examines how social contexts and the interpersonal behaviors embedded within them alter one’s risk for negative health outcomes.

Damian, Rodica Ioana
University of Houston

Damian investigates the influence of personality and life experiences on achievement, creativity, and occupational success.


Davidai, Shai
Columbia University

Shai Davidai's research illuminates how people view themselves, others, and society at large: their most common regrets, their perceived difficulties in life, and their views of how society functions.


de Barbaro, Kaya
The University of Texas at Austin

De Barbaro examines infants’ moment-to-moment activity in real-world environments and its contribution to maternal and infant wellbeing.

De Brigard, Felipe
Duke University

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


Denny, Bryan T
Rice University

Denny's research asks how we maintain our emotional equilibrium - and can get better at doing so - in everyday life and in clinical contexts.


Doom, Jenalee R.
University of Denver

Jenalee Doom examines how social relationships and stressful experiences during childhood influence mental and physical health across the lifespan


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.


DuBrow, Sarah
University of Oregon

Sarah DuBrow is an emerging leader in contextual memory. Her discoveries are reshaping our understanding of human memory and perception.


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.


Eisenlohr-Moul, Tory A.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Eisenlohr-Moul uses mechanistic trials to delineate the role of ovarian hormones in cyclical aggression, substance abuse, and suicidality.

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.

Fareri, Dominic S.
Adelphi University

Dominic Fareri’s research characterizes how the social world shapes decision-making, reward valuation and underlying neural function across the lifespan.


Farr, Rachel H.
University of Kentucky

Farr investigates child and adolescent development in context of adoptive family environments, with an emphasis on the role of parental sexual orientation.

Feinstein, Brian A.
Northwestern University

Feinstein focuses on understanding and reducing the health disparities affecting sexual and gender minorities, particularly bisexual individuals.


FeldmanHall, Oriel
Brown University

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


Fetterman, Adam K.
University of Houston

Adam Fetterman studies the ways people process, and assign meaning to, things like emotions, the self, relationships, and life.


Fisher, Aaron J
University of California, Berkeley

Fisher studies person-specific methods for measuring psychopathology and health behaviors. In addition, he uses time series data to identify precision targets for personalized interventions.


Fitzgerald, Ryan J.
Simon Fraser University

Ryan J. Fitzgerald seeks to understand the basic mechanisms of eyewitness identification to develop better ways of collecting ID evidence.

Fobian, Aaron D
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fobian studies how behavioral interventions affect pediatric health in the areas of functional neurological symptom disorders, sleep, and obesity.

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, Brett Q.
University of Toronto

Brett Ford’s research examines the basic science and health implications of how we think about and manage our emotions.


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.

Forsyth, Jennifer
University of California, Los Angeles

Pursuing a model of schizophrenia linking core phenotypes of schizophrenia to synaptic plasticity pathways with implications for early intervention.

Frankenhuis, Willem
Utrecht University

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


Freeman, Jonathan B.
New York University

Freeman's work illuminates the process of split-second social perception in the brain, cognition, and behavior, from an integrative multilevel approach.


Fried, Eiko I.
Leiden University

Eiko works on the measurement and modelling of mental illness, and is a world leader in the application of network analysis to mood and anxiety disorders.


Fyfe, Emily Ruth
Indiana University

Fyfe develops novel, generalizeable, and actionable learning interventions and rigorously testing their outcomes in naturalistic educational contexts.


Gaither, Sarah E.
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.

Garrison, Jane R
University of Cambridge

Jane investigates how we distinguish between real and imagined information, and how impairments in this ability relate to hallucinations.


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.

Gervais, Will M.
University of Kentucky

Gervais’s research focuses on the cognitive, evolutionary, and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs – and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution, and culture.


Gilead, Michael
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Michael Gilead’s research utilizes neuroimaging, experimental, and big-data methodologies to investigate humans’ symbolic cognition.

Giletta, Matteo
Tilburg University

Matteo Giletta examines social, developmental, and biological influences on adolescent health and self-injury, with a focus on peer network influences.


Ginty, Annie
Baylor University

Gitny examines how the brain links psychological experience (e.g., stress) with cognitive, biological and behavioral changes that matter for health.


Girme, Yuthika U.
Simon Fraser University

Yuthika Girme’s research identifies when and for whom relationships versus singlehood fosters greater security, happiness, and well-being.


Glenn, Catherine R.
University of Rochester

Cassie's research uses a multimodal approach to examine the complex interplay of factors that explain the increased risk of self-harm in adolescence .


Gordon, Amie M.
University of California, San Francisco

Gordon uses a dyadic perspective to explore the social-cognitive, affective, and biological factors that shape interpersonal experiences.


Grafton, Ben
University of Western Australia

Grafton's innovative research develops powerful methodologies that delineate and manipulate cognitive biases underpinning emotional vulnerability.

Graham, Andrea K.
Northwestern University

Graham’s research focuses on designing, testing, and implementing digital screening and intervention technologies for eating disorders and obesity.

Graham, Jesse
Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

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

Gratton, Caterina
Washington University in St Louis

Caterina Gratton has leveraged network science for insights into brain organization and function not available at other levels of analysis.


Greenaway, Katharine H
University of Melbourne

Katharine Greenaway’s research focuses on social functioning in identity processes, emotion regulation, and human agency.


Griffiths, Scott
University of Sydney

Griffiths has made ground-breaking contributions to the study of eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, and steroid misuse among men.

Groh, Ashley
University of Missouri

Groh applies a biobehavioral approach to investigating the legacy of early caregiving for interpersonal relationships across the lifespan.


Guillette, Lauren M
University of Alberta

Guillette studies variation in learning and cognitive abilities that allow animals to solve problems they face in the wild (foraging, nest building).


Gunderson, Elizabeth A.
Temple University

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


Guo, Jiesi
Australian Catholic University

Jiesi Guo employs and further develops statistical methodologies to investigate the impact of socio-cultural factors on achievement motivation and well-being.

Ha, Thao
Arizona State University, Tempe

Thao Ha’s multidisciplinary and longitudinal research focuses on romantic relationship development in adolescence and its implications for psychopathology and intimate partner violence.


Hallion, Lauren S
University of Pittsburgh

Lauren Hallion's research investigates the cognitive and neural regulation of unwanted thought in the context of anxiety-related psychopathology.


Hamilton, Holly
University of California, San Francisco

Holly Hamilton’s research examines the neurophysiological abnormalities that contribute to the symptoms and course of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Hamlin, J. Kiley
University of British Columbia

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


Hammond, Matthew D.
Victoria University of Wellington

Matthew Hammond’s cutting-edge research studies how gender beliefs influence interpersonal behavior in relationships which, in turn, maintain societal gender inequalities.

Hanson, Jamie L.
University of Pittsburgh

Hanson focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying developmental challenges commonly seen after early life adversity.


Hart, Sara
Florida State University

Using the first large-scale, representative twin sample, Hart has discovered larger roles for environments in explaining individual differences.


Hartley, Catherine
New York University

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

Heathers, James AJ
Northeastern University

Heathers is a methodologist who has made important contributions to psychophysiological measurement and scientific self-correction.


Heck, Daniel W.
University of Mannheim

Heck's research focuses on innovations in statistical methods and cognitive modeling of processes underlying decision-making and dishonesty.


Hehman, Eric
McGill University

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


Heiphetz, Larisa
Columbia University

Larisa’s research investigates moral cognition among children and adults, including in the contexts of religion and the criminal justice system.


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.


Hershenberg, Rachel
Emory University

Hershenberg studies experience sampling methods to identify mediators and moderators of effectiveness of behavioral activation for depression.


Hershfield, Hal E.
University of California, Los Angeles

Broadly, Hershfield is interested in how individuals perceive the passage of time and how such perceptions influence decision-making and consumer behavior.


Hitchcock, Caitlin
University of Cambridge

A clinical psychologist working at the translational interface between basic science and clinical intervention for mood and anxiety disorders.

Ho, Chun Yip Henry
The Education University of Hong Kong

Chun Yip Henry Ho develops, implements, and evaluates positive psychology interventions to promote well-being at the individual, family, community, and city levels.


Hogeveen, Jeremy
University of New Mexico

Hogeveen is a cognitive and affective neuroscientist investigating the brain mechanisms underlying mental health problems like impulsivity and anxiety.


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.


Hout, Michael C
New Mexico State University

Hout primarily studies attention and memory, with particular emphasis on human visual processing. He also studies categorization and similarity.


Howell, Jennifer L.
University of California, Merced

Jennifer Howell's research focuses on the intersection of social psychology and health, particularly how identity processes influence health decision-making and behavior.


Hoyt, Lindsay Till
Fordham University

Lindsay Hoyt's research applies a biopsychosocial approach to adolescent development, integrating stress biology, developmental theories, and multilevel analyses and methods.


Hudson, Nathan W
Southern Methodist University

Nathan W. Hudson’s research focuses on volitional personality change—people’s desires and attempts to change their own personality traits.


Hughes, Sean
Ghent University

Sean Hughes studies the fundamental processes, both environmental and psychological, which shape attitudes and implicit (social) cognition.

Humphreys, Kathryn L.
Vanderbilt University

Kathyrn Humphreys's research centers around identifying and altering risk and resilience factors in the crucial developmental period of early life.


Huth, Alexander
The University of Texas at Austin

Alexander Huth's research focuses on how the human brain represents and processes information during natural behaviors such as language comprehension.

Ijzerman, Hans
Université Grenoble Alpes

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


Inagaki, Tristen K
University of Pittsburgh

Inagaki’s research examines how we connect with one another and how being socially connected contributes to health and well-being.


Infurna, Frank J.
Arizona State University

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


Jenkins, Adrianna
University of Pennsylvania

Anna Jenkins is a social cognitive neuroscientist who studies the contextual flexibility in human thought and behavior.


Jiang, Da
Education University of Hong Kong

Da Jiang studies the roles of emotion and social relationships on well-being in older adulthood across cultures.

Joel, Samantha
Western University

Samantha Joel’s research examines how people make decisions about whether to initiate, invest in, and dissolve romantic relationships.


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.

Kaczkurkin, Antonia
Vanderbilt University

Antonia Kaczkurkin’s research integrates neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavior to develop a comprehensive understanding of basic mechanisms underlying anxiety and depressive disorders.


Kalokerinos, Elise K.
University of Melbourne

Kalokerinos investigates the social, motivational, and temporal factors that shape emotion regulation in the lab and in everyday life.


Kaplan, Raphael
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

Raphael Kaplan has highlighted how map-like coding mechanisms in rodent brains could guide memory and decision processes in humans.


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.


Khoury, Bassam
McGill University

Khoury is an exceptional emerging scholar in mindfulness. His research has profound impacts on the field and broad clinical/societal implications.


Kidd, Celeste
University of California, Berkeley

Kidd discovers how infants and children systematically seek out information about the world in their attention and action.


Kievit, Rogier A.
University of Cambridge

Rogier Kievit uses psychometric models to develop and test theories of cognitive development across the lifespan.


Kim, Eric S
University of British Columbia

Eric Kim’s research aims to identify, understand, and intervene upon dimensions of psychological well-being that reduce risk of age-related conditions.


King, Ronnel B
The Education University of Hong Kong

King seeks to understand key factors that underpin student motivation and well-being, and to develop interventions to improve them.


Kleiman, Evan M.
Rutgers University

Evan Kleiman's work utilizes ambulatory momentary assessment methods, including psychophysiological methods, to examine suicide ideation and enhance risk assessment and intervention.


Koch, Alex
The University of Chicago

Alex Koch studies differences between processing positive and negative information. Additionally, he models spontaneously used dimensions of social cognition and behavior.


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.


Kool, Wouter
Washington University in St Louis

Wouter Kool’s work helps understand how people balance the costs and benefits of mental effort, with formal description from reinforcement-learning systems.


Koval, Peter
University of Melbourne



Krosch, Amy
Cornell University

Krosch studies the social, economic, cognitive, and neural processes whereby prejudices are perpetuated and reduced.


Krypotos, Angelos-Miltiadis
KU Leuven

Angelos Krypotos conducts innovative empirical, theoretical and methodological work on avoidance that bridges behavioral neuroscience, experimental psychology and clinical science.

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
Vanderbilt University

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

Kunst, Jonas R.
University of Oslo

Kunst is a creative, productive, and influential scholar whose research has illuminated the dynamics of intercultural and interreligious conflicts.


Lam, Ian
The Education University of Hong Kong

Ian examines how family relationships, including parent-child, marital, and sibling relationships, may affect individual adjustment, especially socioemotional well-being.


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.

Lavner, Justin A
University of Georgia

Lavner studies how couple and family relationships change, the factors that predict these changes, and interventions that promote family well-being.

Lebowitz, Matthew S.
Columbia University

Matthew Lebowitz researches the effects of biological explanations for mental disorders and for human health and behavior more generally.

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.


Lee, Tae-Ho
Virginia Tech

Tae-Ho Lee studies Dyadic neural concordance within families and its impact on emotional development and effects of arousal on visual perception.


LeMoult, Joelle
University of British Columbia

LeMoult examines risk factors for psychopathology using a sophisticated multi-method approach integrating psychological and biological aspects of 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.


Lewis Jr., Neil A.
Cornell University

Lewis focuses on the effect of the identity-context interplay on people’s goals and how they go about pursuing them.


Li, Liman Man Wai
Education University of Hong Kong

Liman Man Wai Li studies social relationship, well-being, and decision making from a socio-cultural ecological perspective.

Liberman, Zoe E.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Liberman's work reveals the origins of human social cognition in the context of its developmental and evolutionary foundations.


Lindström, Björn
University of Amsterdam

Lindström studies the psychological, neural, and computational mechanisms of social learning - how we learn from and about others


Liu, Richard T.
Massachusetts General Hospital

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

Lockwood, Patricia
University of Oxford

Lockwood investigates social learning and decision-making combining computational modelling, neuroimaging and self-report, in healthy and clinical populations.


Long, Nicole
University of Virginia

Long's work aims to understand how global brain states and organizational processes underlie the successful formation and retrieval of memories.


Loschelder, David D
Leuphana University of Lüneburg

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


Lui, Priscilla
Southern Methodist University

Lui uses a variety of methods to examine how acculturation, intergenerational conflict, and discrimination impact psychopathology and addictive behaviors.


MacNamara, Annmarie
Texas A&M University

MacNamara is a clinical affective neuroscientist investigating emotion and cognition in psychiatric health and disease.


Macnamara, Brooke N.
Case Western Reserve University

Groundbreaking research on the origins and development of expertise in complex domains such as music, science, and sports.


Madan, Christopher R
University of Nottingham

Madan uses cognitive psychology, neuroimaging, and computational approaches to study memory, particularly how it is influenced by motivational factors


Manning, Catherine
University of Oxford

Manning's research combines ingenious behavioural and electrophysiological approaches to study sensory symptoms of autism, with a special focus on vision.


Maples-Keller, Jessica
Emory University School of Medicine

Maples-Keller’s uses basic personality as a framework for conceptualizing personality disorders and studying risk/resilience in relation to trauma.

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, Elizabeth A.
University of California, Irvine

Martin’s research focuses on mechanisms of emotional and social dysfunction related to symptoms underlying psychological disorders.


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.


McNamara, Rita A.
Victoria University of Wellington

McNamara's research is helping to expand the reach of psychological science, showing how cognition and culture together shape our social worlds.


McNeish, Daniel
Arizona State University, Tempe

McNeish, a quantitative psychologist, focuses on statistical methods for challenging data structures in multilevel and structural equation models.

Medaglia, John Domin
Drexel University

Medaglia is innovating Cognitive Neuroengineering approaches to study and treat cognitive control dysfunction.


Mende-Siedlecki, Peter Emman
University of Delaware

Mende-Siedlecki's research examines the social cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying how we dynamically perceive, evaluate, and learn about other people.

Meyer, Alexandria
Florida State University

Meyer’s work focuses on identifying and validating neural biomarkers to elucidate the etiopathogenesis of anxiety disorders across development.

Meyer, Meghan
Dartmouth College

Meyer’s research uses social cognitive neuroscience to understand people’s tendency, ability, and need to think about the social world.

Mickes, Laura B.
University of Bristol

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


Miller, Adam Bryan
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Miller investigates neural, physiological, and behavioral mechanisms linking child adversity with adolescent suicidal thoughts and behavior.


Miller, Luke
Inserm U1028 - Impact Team France

Miller has made key contributions to understanding the psychological basis of tool-use, perception of biological motion, and sensorimotor control.

Miller, Meghan
University of California, Davis

Meghan Miller investigates infants and young children at high risk for autism and ADHD, featuring delineation of early markers and identification of transdiagnostic mechanisms.


Mills, Kathryn L.
University of Oregon

Kathryn Mills examines the social, biological, and cognitive processes underlying the development of skills needed to navigate the social environment.

Milyavskaya, Marina
Carleton University

Marina examines the contextual and individual factors that promote goal pursuit, as well as self-regulatory mechanisms underlying this process.


Morett, Laura M
University of Alabama

Laura Morett’s research investigates the neural substrates of gesture-speech integration and its impact on learning across the lifespan.


Muscatell, Keely A.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keely Muscatell's work uncovers the neural, psychological, and biological mechanisms linking social experiences and health, with an emphasis on socioeconomic inequality.


Najdowski, Cynthia J.
University at Albany, The State University of New York

Najdowski’s research investigates how psychological phenomena contribute to miscarriages of justice for minorities, women, and children.


Napolitano, Christopher M
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Christopher Napolitano's research contributes to several fields, including work on motivation, self-regulation, and positive youth development.


Nave, Gideon
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Gidi Nave studies the psychological and biological forces that shape differences between- and within- individuals in preferences and cognition.


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.


Neel, Rebecca O
University of Toronto

Neel’s work explores the nuanced ways social motivations and beliefs shape social judgment, stigmatization, and intergroup interaction.


Newins, Amie R.
University of Central Florida

Amie Newins studies the relationship between anxiety and health risk and cognitive-behavioral treatment of trauma-related disorders, with emphases on sexual assault and the use of virtual reality.


Niles, Andrea N.
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Niles's work is focused on anxiety, its effects on overall health and how to personalize its treatment.

North, Michael
New York University

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


O'Brien, Ed
The 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.


Odic, Darko
University of British Columbia

Darko Odic’s research reveals how universal, core cognitive intuitions about number, time, and space give rise to language, mathematics, and metacognition.

Palmer, Rohan H.
Emory University

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


Palombo, Daniela J.
University of British Columbia

Palombo investigates the cognitive and neural bases of autobiographical memory and the interplay between memory, imagination, and decision making.

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.

Patriquin, Michelle A.
The Menninger Clinic/Baylor College of Medicine

Michelle Patriquin’s research investigates the biological precursors of mental health and translates these findings to actionable clinical interventions.


Payne, Brennan R
The University of Utah

Payne's research takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the mechanisms underlying language and memory functioning across the lifespan.


Peters, Jessica R.
Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jessica Peters studies the role of anger rumination in understanding borderline personality disorder in adolescents.

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.


Pietri, Evava S.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Pietri identifies how basic processes in social cognition and attitude formation/generalization influence various real-world issues, including bias in STEM fields.


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.


Poon, Kai-Tak
The Education University of Hong Kong

Poon investigates how interpersonal relationships, including ostracism, social rejection, and objectification, may affect people’s emotion, cognition, and behavior.


Porat, Roni
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Roni Porat has pioneered new methods and interventions regarding group-based emotions related to conflict and interventions to decrease conflict, prejudice, and sexual assault.

Price, Rebecca
University of Pittsburgh

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

Proctor, Steven L.
PRO Health Group

Proctor’s research work focuses on evaluating and improving addictions treatment outcomes in naturalistic or “real world” settings.


Putnam, Adam L.
Furman University

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


Qu, Yang
Northwestern University

Yang Qu takes an interdisciplinary approach combining developmental psychology, cultural psychology, and neuroscience to examine how sociocultural contexts shape adolescent development.


Quinn, Patrick D.
Indiana University, Bloomington

Quinn integrates epidemiologic and behavioral genetic methods to reveal the causes and consequences of prescription opioid and other substance use.


Quiroz, Yakeel
Massachusetts General Hospital

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


Raby, Lee
The University of Utah

Raby investigates mechanisms underlying the long-term significance of early caregiving experiences for socioemotional and cognitive development.


Raio, Candace M
New York University

Candace Raio's research focuses on identifying how stress exposure influences the regulation of affective behavior and how this affects decision-making.

Ratner, Kyle G.
University of California, 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.

Reeck, Crystal
Temple University

Combining both neuroscience and behavioral approaches, Crystal Reeck’s research examines the tension between emotion and control in decision making and consumer behavior.


Ribeiro, Jessica
Florida State University

Ribeiro conducts innovative research on suicide risk over acute time frames, with key implications for the urgent matter of suicide prevention.


Richmond, Lauren L.
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

Richmond studies everyday cognition and individual differences, aiming to develop interventions and strategies to improve older adults’ quality of life.


Ritchey, Maureen
Boston College

Ritchey uses functional imaging techniques to study neural mechanisms of human episodic memory.


Ritchie, Stuart J
King's College, London

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

Rubel, Julian
Justus-Liebig University, Giessen

Julian Rubel’s research focuses on the development of scientifically supported recommendations for the personalization of psychological interventions.


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.


Sabol, Terri
Northwestern University

Sabol explores how to optimize investment in early childhood education to promote the life chances of young, low-income children.


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.


Salerno, Jessica M
Arizona State University

Salerno studies the role of moral emotions in decision making, particularly group decisions and decisions made in legal contexts.


Sasanguie, Delphine
KU Leuven

Sasanguie investigates the development of neurocognitive and affective factors that explain individual differences in mathematics achievement.

Savani, Krishna
Nanyang Business School

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


Schachner, Adena
University of California, San Diego

Schachner asks whether social reasoning is rational & based on a rich, interconnected mental theory of the social domain.


Schroeder, Juliana
University of California, Berkeley

Juliana Schroeder examines how people make inferences about others' mental capacities, revealing insights into anthropomorphism and dehumanization.


Schueller, Stephen M.
University of California, Irvine

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

Scott, Brandon G
Montana State University

Scott studies the role of emotion regulation in childhood and adolescent internalizing and externalizing problems using multi-method assessment.


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.


Seli, Paul
Duke University

Paul Seli’s research has elucidated the nature and function of mind wandering, especially the distinction between intentional and unintentional mind wandering.

Shaffer, Kelly M
University of Virginia

Shaffer's work examines dyadic relations between cancer patient and caregiver well-being, and develops dyadic low-burden interventions for both.

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.


Sheldon, Signy Anne
McGill University

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


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.


Shorey, Ryan C
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Shorey’s research focuses on the intersection between substance use and intimate partner violence, including sexual assault.

Shuffler, Marissa
Clemson University

Shuffler studies the science of team development, teamwork, multi-team systems and leadership.

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.


Singla, Daisy Radha
University of Toronto

Singla develops and evaluates innovative and scalable interventions for depression globally including sub-saharan Africa, South Asia, and North America.

Slepian, Michael L.
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 R.
Miami University

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.


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.


Stange, Jonathan P.
University of Southern California

Jon Stange's research examines cognitive-affective system interactions that interfere with flexible self-regulation and confer risk for depression.


Starr, Lisa R.
University of Rochester

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


Stavrova, Olga
Tilburg University

Olga’s research studies how beliefs and worldviews shape social behavior and individuals’ life outcomes.


Stellar, Jennifer E
University of Toronto

Stellar’s work focuses on the emotional and physiological underpinnings of prosociality and the influence of morality in social perception.


Sterba, Sonya K.
Vanderbilt University

Sterba’s research advances the understanding and application of mixture models, structural-equation models, and multilevel models in the social sciences.


Stern, Chadly
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chadly's research examines how a person's political ideology shapes the way that they perceive and engage with the world.


Stolk, Arjen
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Arjen Stolk has created new ground for understanding a fundamental human ability, the ability to share thoughts and beliefs with others.

Street, Chris N.H.
University of Huddersfield

Street is a Senior Lecturer in Investigative Psychology. His work develops theoretical accounts of lie detection.


Sumner, Jennifer
University of California, Los Angeles

Jennifer Sumner’s research delineates the psychological and biological mechanisms by which trauma is associated with accelerated aging and chronic disease.


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.


Swartz, Johnna R.
University of California, Davis

Swartz studies the interaction of genes, inflammation, brain function, and the environment in predicting future risk for internalizing problems.


Tamir, Diana I.
Princeton University

Using social neuroscience, machine learning, and behavioral experiments, Tamir discovers how people bridge their understanding of self and others.


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
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Tenney, Elizabeth R.
The University of Utah

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

Tighe, Elizabeth
Georgia State University

Tighe develops more rigorous assessments and identifies risk factors of low literacy to improve educational outcomes for adult literacy programs.

Tong, Xiuhong
The Education University of Hong Kong

Xiuhong Tong focuses on semantic and syntactic aspects of reading development and impairment from a cross-cultural and neuroscience perspective.

Tornello, Samantha
The Pennsylvania State University

Tornello’s research focuses on the role of gender and sexual orientation in parenting and family lives.


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.


Treadway, Michael T.
Emory University

Michael T. Treadway’s research focuses on the translational neuroscience of reward-processing abnormalities in depression and other forms of psychopathology.


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.


Umanath, Sharda
Claremont McKenna College

Sharda Umanath’s research focuses on event, autobiographical, and collective memory in young and older adults, and how prior knowledge protects against memory errors.


Undorf, Monika
University of Mannheim

Monika Undorf’s research combines experimental and statistical methods to reveal the mechanisms underlying human metamemory and metacognition.


Vaish, Amrisha
University of Virginia

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

van der Linden, Sander L
University of Cambridge

Van der Linden has pioneered social-psychological research on human cooperation in large-scale social dilemmas (e.g. climate change, fake news).


Van Dessel, Pieter
Ghent University

Pieter Van Dessel investigates the mental processes underlying automatic behavior, most prominently inferential processes underlying automatic evaluation, habits, and pathological behavior.

Van Doesum, Niels J
Leiden University

Researcher of social mindfulness and social class with an exceptional talent for novelty and general interest.


van Harmelen, Anne-Laura
University of Cambridge

Anne-Laura van Harmelen examines the mechanisms that link childhood maltreatment with adolescent mental health disorders, or resilience from these disorders.


Van Meter, Anna
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Van Meter documents the presentation and prevalence of prodromal bipolar disorder, with scaleable methods for identification and innovative early intervention.

Vrieze, Scott
University of Minnesota

Scott has made important contributions to understanding the genetic architecture, etiology, and developmental course of psychopathology and addiction.


Wagner, Nicholas
Boston University

Wagner is a highly productive, creative scholar whose research is focused on biopsychosocial processes in the development of psychopathology.


Waller, Rebecca
University of Pennsylvania

Waller's research provides precise characterizations of callous unemotional traits which she uses to guide the development of targeted interventions.


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.

Wang, Yijie
Michigan State University

Wang's research focuses on the impact of family and peer influences on the normative development of ethnic/racial minority youth.

Ward, Adrian F.
The University of Texas at Austin

Adrian Ward conducts theory-driven, methodologically rigorous research examining what happens when "new" technologies interact with "old" cognitive systems.


Weinberg, Anna E.F.
McGill University

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

Weingarden, Hilary M.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Hilary Weingarden’s research focuses on affective risk for suicidal ideation in obsessive compulsive related disorders and technology-enhanced assessment and interventions.

Wheaton, Michael
Barnard College of Columbia University

A licensed psychologist, Mike studies the mechanisms and treatment for anxiety disorders, with a focus on OCD and on hoarding.


Wilford, Miko M.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Miko Wilford's research on the psychology of innocent people agreeing to accept plea offers has rich theoretical and applied value.


Wilson, John P
Montclair State University

John Paul Wilson studies how social group memberships and appearance-based factors actively bias people’s perceptions and behavior toward others.


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).

Wilson, Sylia
University of Minnesota

Sylia Wilson uses meta-analytic, behavior genetic, and longitudinal methods to unravel the developmental etiology of psychopathology and consequences for subsequent adjustment.


Winer, Sam
Mississippi State University

Winer’s research examines how depressed persons process positive information, and the extent to which they devalue reward due to its potential threat.


Wisco, Blair E.
The 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.


Wong, Tin Yau Terry
The University of Hong Kong

Wong's research focuses on the cognitive correlates of children’s mathematics achievement as the cognitive profiles of children with dyscalculia.


Woud, Marcella L.
Ruhr University Bochum

Woud examines the causal role of dysfunctional interpretations in posttraumatic stress and panic in order to inform treatment development.


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.


Yeager, David S.
The University of Texas at Austin

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

Zabelina, Darya L.
University of Arkansas

Darya Zabelina's research strives to understand creative cognition and related processes, and how these behaviors interact with attention and executive functions.

Zahodne, Laura B.
State of Michigan

Laura Zahodne’s research elucidates how psychosocial experiences influence late-life cognitive trajectories and the expression of neurodegenerative disease.


Zalewski, Maureen
University of Oregon

Zalewski studies emotion regulation among offspring of mothers with borderline personality disorder and potential treatment options for these dyads.


Zhang, Xilin
South China Normal University

Xilin Zhang examines the neural mechanisms of visual attention, perception, and consciousness using psychophysics, brain imaging, and computational modeling.


Zhou, Le
University of Minnesota

Breaking new research ground, Le Zhou explores various effects of leaders' interpersonal connections and how they allocate valuable resources accordingly.

Zilioli, Samuele
Wayne State University

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