Psychology Research Labs

Tracy Butler, Ph.D.
Dr. Butler’s research explores relationships between alcohol, stress and the brain.
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Susan Davis, Ph.D.
Dr. Davis' MAAP lab studies cognitive psychology.
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Greg Elvers, Ph.D.

Dr. Elvers studies the interactions of humans and animals and explores the way animals perceive the world. He is a cognitive psychologist.

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Benjamin Kunz, Ph.D.
Dr. Kunz' research examines the influence of visual perception and motor movements.
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Erin O'Mara, Ph.D.
Dr. O'Mara's research broadly focuses on self processes and social perception. 
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Julie Walsh-Messinger, Ph.D.
Dr. Walsh-Messinger investigates the neural processing of emotion in serious and persistent mental illness, behavioral correlates of emotion dysfunction, and relations between olfactory dysfunction, psychopathology, and personality.
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Catherine Lutz Zois,Ph.D.
Dr. Lutz Zois’ research focuses on intimate partner violence and it’s effects on victims, and aspects of psychopathy such as emotional dysregulation, the role of empathy, self-injurious behavior and the role of self-compassion.
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Department of Psychology

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