Faculty Research Specializations

Colin G. Beer, D.Phil.,
Oxford. Ethology, communication, and social development of birds; historical and philosophical aspects of ethology; comparative psychology.

Paul Boxer, PhD.,
Bowling Green. Violent and non-violent antisocial behavior; socialization mechanisms; social development in atypical and at-risk populations; influence of violence in communities, the media, families, and peer groups on individual behavior.

Mei-Fang Cheng, Ph.D.,
Bryn Mawr. Neuroethology; neurobiological study of vocal behavior and self-stimulation; mechanism and function of brain injury-induced neurogenesis in adult animals.

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

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

Stephen José Hanson, Ph.D.,
Arizona State. Learning and memory, connectionist models, categorization, cognitive science.

Kent D. Harber, Ph.D.,
Stanford. Interracial feedback biases; social support and coping; emotion and social perception.

Barry R. Komisaruk, Ph.D.,
Rutgers. Neurophysiological, functional neuroanatomical, and neuropharmacological study of endogenous pain-blocking mechanisms related to sexual behavior and parturition in mammals, including humans; brain, spinal cord, autonomic, and peripheral nerve mechanisms, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Ken Kressel, Ph.D.,
Columbia. Social and interpersonal conflict; mediation and conflict and mediator behavior.

Maggie Shiffrar, Ph.D.,
Stanford. Visual motion perception; object recognition.

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

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

Gretchen Van de Walle, Ph.D.,
Cornell. Conceptual understanding of physical objects and numbers and the interaction between conceptual development and linguistic abilities, particularly the relationship between children's ability to categorize and label classes of objects.