Full-Time Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Jeffrey Alberts

Jeffrey Alberts

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
ontogeny of species-typical behavior; maturation of sensory and physiological processes; development of learning and memory

John Bates

John Bates

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
development of children's behavior problems and competencies; family interaction processes; child temperament, social, cognitive and affective characteristics; socioeconomic variables

Bennett I. Bertenthal

Bennett I. Bertenthal

James H. Rudy Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
perceptual, motor, and cognitive development; action understanding; social attention; spatial attention; real-world decision making

Richard Betzel

Richard Betzel

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • rbetzel@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 347

Research Interests
network science; connectome; cognition

Geoffrey Bingham

Geoffrey Bingham

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
perception/action; visual event perception; optic flow; space perception; motor coordination and control; sfm and shape perception; visually guided reach-to-grasp

Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • hbbradsh@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-1559
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 116

Research Interests
cannabinoid pharmacology; neurobiochemistry; lipidomics

Joshua W. Brown

Joshua W. Brown

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
develop computational models of brain circuitry involved in cognitive control; test computational model predictions with fMRI; investigate the neural bases of cognitive impairment in psychopathology, especially substance abuse and schizophrenia, using fMRI and computational modeling

Jerome Busemeyer

Jerome Busemeyer

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
dynamic, emotional, and cognitive models of judgment and decision making; neural network models of function learning, interpolation, extrapolation; methodology for comparing and testing complex models of behavior; measurement theory with error contaminated data

Thomas Busey

Thomas Busey

Associate Department Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Professor, Psychological Brain Sciences

Research Interests
visual perception; recognition memory; face recognition EEG analysis of face and object perception; mathematical modeling techniques applied to above domains

Jonathon Crystal

Jonathon Crystal

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • jcrystal@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2246
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building 2

Research Interests
comparative cognition; episodic memory; metacognition; time perception; circadian rhythms; learning and memory; disorders of memory; Alzheimer's

Amanda Diekman

Amanda Diekman

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • abdiekma@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 357

Research Interests
social roles; gender; stereotyping and prejudice; motivation; STEM

Brian D'Onofrio

Brian D'Onofrio

Director, Clinical Training

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
developmental psychopathology; behavior genetics; family systems; children

Joseph Farley

Joseph Farley

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • farleyj@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-6828
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 218

Research Interests
cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory; neurobiology of behavior; Excitable membranes/ion channels; neurobiology of nicotine abuse and addiction; molecular bases of signal transduction; computational models of neuronal excitability

Peter Finn

Peter Finn

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse and dependence; decision-making; working memory; and self-regulatory processes that contribute to behavioral disinhibition and personality-risk for substance abuse

Emily Fyfe

Emily Fyfe

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • efyfe@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 351

Research Interests
cognitive development; math cognition; learning and transfer; problem solving

Preston Garraghty

Preston Garraghty

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
electrophysiological; neuroanatomical; neurochemical analyses of adult neural plasticity in cortical and subcortical structures, particularly with respect to the contributions of gonadal and stress hormones; Neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and behavioral analyses of animal models of autism; Secondary interests include sensory system development and comparative neuroanatomy

Jason Gold

Jason Gold

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
sensation and perception; psychophysics

Robert Goldstone

Robert Goldstone

Chancellor's Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
conceptual and perceptual learning; computational models of thought; visual cognition and pattern recognition; analogical reasoning, judgment, and decision making

Julia Heiman

Julia Heiman

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
human sexuality

William P. Hetrick

William P. Hetrick

Department Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia and related psychological disorders; clinical translational psychopathology approaches to understanding risk factors and "illness" mechanisms using both human and animal models; temporal processing, cerebellar function, and brain micro-state measures of cognitive discoordination; methods utilized in the lab include fMRI, EEG, ERPs, rTMS, EMG, and clinical-neuropsychological assessment

Edward Hirt

Edward Hirt

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
mental depletion; Social cognition and social judgment; self-protective strategies, particularly self-handicapping; hypothesis testing; mood effects, intrinsic interest and creativity; social identity and allegiance, particularly fanship; reconstructive memory

Andrea Hohmann

Andrea Hohmann

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • hohmanna@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-0672
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 220

Research Interests
mechanisms of pain; novel pain therapies

Amy Holtzworth-Munroe

Amy Holtzworth-Munroe

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Graduate Studies

Research Interests
marital violence; divorce mediation; other interventions with high conflict divorcing parents; studies of the effectiveness of such programs

Kurt Hugenberg

Kurt Hugenberg

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • khugenb@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 355

Research Interests
stereotyping and prejudice; intergroup relations; face perception; social categorization and person construal

Karin Harman James

Karin Harman James

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
action and perception interactions during learning; development of object recognition; effects of handwriting on cognitive development, perceptual expertise, gesture processing and active learning in adults

Thomas W. James

Thomas W. James

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
visual and haptic perception; object recognition; cross-sensory integration; priming and adaptation; functional neuroimaging

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

W.K. Estes Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
computational models of memory and language; dynamics of knowledge and language acquisition; categorization and concept learning; attention in reading and visual navigation; artificial intelligence; specifically swarm intelligence

Daniel P. Kennedy

Daniel P. Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Imaging Research Facility

Research Interests
social neuroscience; autism spectrum disorders; social perception; eye tracking; brain connectivity; functional MRI

Anne Krendl

Anne Krendl

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
social neuroscience; social cognition & aging; impression formation; stigma; stereotyping & prejudice; stereotype threat; functional MRI

John Kruschke

John Kruschke

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
science of moral judgment; Bayesian data analysis

Cary Lai

Cary Lai

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • carylai@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-4998
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 150A

Research Interests
developmental neurobiology; the use of transgenic mouse models to study nervous system function

David Landy

David Landy

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • dlandy@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 353

Research Interests
computational and theoretical approaches to formal reasoning; mathematical cognition and perception; numerical reasoning; distributed cognition

Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces

Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • lolorenz@indiana.edu

Research Interests
psychotherapy for depression: outcomes, processes, and moderators; intersection of stepped care and personalized medicine for depression; history and classification of major depressive disorder; treatment of bipolar II depression

Hui-Chen Lu

Hui-Chen Lu

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • hclu@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-9663
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 122

Research Interests
development of neural circuitry; particularly in the neocortex; activity-dependent remodeling and mis-wiring in autism; dyslexia, schizophrenia, and congenital epilepsy; neuroprotective strategies

Kenneth Mackie

Kenneth Mackie

Director, Gill Center Professor

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • kmackie@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2042
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 120

Research Interests
regulation of CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling; regulation of endocannabinoid production; role of endocannabinoids in synaptic plasticity; novel cannabinoid receptors

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
self and social identity threat; stereotype threat; stereotyping and prejudice; intergroup dynamics; interracial interaction and friendship; organizational lay theories; structural and psychological barriers for underrepresented groups

Ehren Newman

Ehren Newman

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • ehnewman@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 347

Research Interests
systems neuroscience; learning and memory; circuits; high-density electrophysiology; optogenetics; neural rhythms; theta and gamma rhythms; acetylcholine; neuromodulation; neural information processing; modeling of neural circuits

Sharlene D. Newman

Sharlene D. Newman

Director, Program in Neuroscience

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Associate Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Research Interests
fMRI of language processes; problem-solving and planning

Robert Nosofsky

Robert Nosofsky

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Chancellor's Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dr. Franco Pestilli

Dr. Franco Pestilli

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • franpest@indiana.edu

Research Interests
functional MRI; diffusion MRI; tractography; white matter; attention; motivation; reading; vision; psychophysics

David P. Pisoni

David P. Pisoni

Chancellor’s Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Distinguished Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests
psycholinguistics; speech perception; production and synthesis; perceptual development; spoken language comprehension; voice I/O technology; human factors; hearing impairment; cochlear implants; individual differences; multi-modal perception of speech

Anne L. Prieto

Anne L. Prieto

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • aprieto@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4642
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 222

Research Interests
molecular cellular basis of neuronal plasticity; learning and memory; functions of receptor tyrosine kinases in the central nervous system signal transduction; developmental neurobiology; neuronal and glial differentiation; functional roles of cell adhesion molecules and extracellular matrix proteins in morphogenesis

Aina Puce

Aina Puce

Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
social cognition; nonverbal communication; multisensor processing; functional MRI; electroencephalography; eye tracking; transcranial magnetic stimulation

Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts

Senior Lecturer, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
personality and individual differences in vulnerability to eating pathology and weight disorders

Robert BJ Rydell

Robert BJ Rydell

Associate Professor, Pyschological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
social cognition; attitude formation, representation, and change; impression formation; stereotype threat

Dale R. Sengelaub

Dale R. Sengelaub

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
development of the nervous system; plasticity of neural structure and function

Richard Shiffrin

Richard Shiffrin

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Luther Dana Waterman Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Speech Research Lab

Research Interests
short and long term memory; attention Stages of information processing; retrieval and forgetting; mathematical computer simulation; neural network models

Eliot Smith

Eliot Smith

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
role of intergroup emotions (emotions experienced with respect to one's collective self as a group member) in prejudice and intergroup relations; New conceptualizations of cognition as situated and embodied and their implications for social cognition; Connectionist or neural network models in social psychology; Social cognition in general, particularly the nature of mental representations of persons and groups and their effects on social judgments, including person perception and stereotyping

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Chancellor's Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
perceptual and cognitive development in infancy and young children; the development of visual object recognition; word learning

Olaf Sporns

Olaf Sporns

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Robert H. Shaffer Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
computational and cognitive neuroscience; connectomics; network models of the human brain; brain networks across the computational models of brain dynamics; embodied cognitive science

James Townsend

James Townsend

Rudy Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
development of general mathematical approaches to human information processing in cognitive and clinical psychology including: identification of cognitive systems, configural perception, inter-modality interactions, visual and memory scanning, decision theory, attentional capacity, applications to schizophrenia and autism

Richard Viken

Richard Viken

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
antisocial behavior; social interaction; family process; behavior genetics; alcohol use and abuse

Stanley Wasserman

Stanley Wasserman

Rudy Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Rudy Professor, Statistics

Rudy Professor, Sociology

Research Interests
applied statistics; social networks

Cara L. Wellman

Cara L. Wellman

Director, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • wellmanc@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4922
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 202

Research Interests
stress effects on corticolimbic morphology and function; transgenic models of psychopathology

Chen Yu

Chen Yu

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognition; Development and Learning; language learning; embodied cognition; coordinated behavior; computational modeling; multimodal Interaction