Psychology Research & Laboratories

At present, Psychology Department faculty members direct at least 15 active research programs and laboratories. Collectively, research in the Psychology Department aims to understand the mind, behavior, and mental health.

Our faculty are outstanding scholars, including several nationally and internationally recognized experts in a variety of areas. Their work is collectively advancing the field of psychological science with basic and applied research, spanning many of the major domains of psychological study, such as:

  • Cognition and action control
  • Language processing and word perception
  • The neuroscience of learning and memory
  • Social cognition and behavior
  • Mood and emotion regulation
  • Basic and applied organizational processes
  • School-based service models
  • Adult development and aging
  • Dementia and mental health
  • Culturally competent leadership

This ongoing departmental research has significant potential to improve our understanding of the specific cognitive mechanisms, social processes, and physiological developments that impact our daily mental lives and psychological health.

A brief overview of faculty research interests can be found here

Please follow the Departmental Research & Laboratories links for more information about our faculty-directed research programs and labs:

Patrick Frato Achievement Gap, Bilingual Evaluation, Retention, Response to Intervention
Andrew Slifkin Action Laboratory
Eric Allard Aging, Cognition, and Emotion Laboratory (ACE Lab)
Blair Baker The Racial Equity in Education Lab (REEL)
Shereen Naser The Cleveland Child and Adolescent Research in Education (C.A.R.E.) Lab
Kathie Judge Dementia and Family Caregiving Research
Liz Goncy HEART Lab: HEAlthy RelaTionships
Mike Horvath Horvath Organizational Psychology Research (HOPR) Laboratory
Conor McLennan Language Research Laboratory
Ilya Yaroslavsky Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)
Kathleen Reardon Multimethod Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology (MAPP) Lab
Rob Hurley Neurocognitive Systems Laboratory
Amir Poreh Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment Laboratory
Kenneth Vail Social Psychology & Existential Attitudes Research (SPEAR) Lab
Albert Fred Smith