Faculty Listing

Our faculty are nationally recognized experts and dedicated teachers. Areas of strength include: behavioral neuroscience, pediatric psychology, OCD and social phobias, stress response systems, visual perception, memory, language and speech.

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Christina Balderrama-Durbin

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Co-morbid psychological and intimate relationship distress particularly in response to acute stress and trauma
  • The development implementation and evaluation of couple-based prevention/intervention programs for high-risk populations
  • Couple-based assessment
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Meredith E. Coles

Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Nature and treatment of OCD and social phobia in adults and children
  • Factors involved in the etiology and maintenance of OCD including childhood experiences cognitive factors and sleep/circadian rhythms
  • Role of information-processing biases in anxiety
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Peter J. Donovick

Professor Emeritus

Psychology

Research Interests

  • aging and dementia
  • incarcerated persons
  • the neuropsychology of compassion
  • neuropsychocological aspects of health and illness
  • neurocognitive consequences of bilingualism
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Brandon E. Gibb

Professor; Director of Clinical Training

Psychology

Research Interests

  • The development and expression of information-processing biases that increase risk for depression in children adolescents and adult
  • Understanding depression risk across multiple units of analysis
  • The development of attentional biases in infants
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Albrecht W. Inhoff

Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Word recognition
  • eye-voice coordination
  • subvocal speech
  • Perceptual processes during reading
  • Oculomotor control during reading
  • Neurological structures and cognitive processes
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Anushree Karkhanis

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Adolescent stress and drug exposure
  • Drug abuse vulnerability
  • Kappa opioid receptors
  • Dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Opiate abuse
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Kenneth J. Kurtz

Associate Professor; Area Coordinator for Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Psychology

Research Interests

  • similarity and analogy
  • neural network models of cognition
  • knowledge representation
  • education and transfer of learning
  • machine learning
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Mark F. Lenzenweger

Distinguished Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia and schizotypy
  • severe personality disorders
  • personality neuroscience
  • Behavioral and quantitative genetics
  • Classification and psychiatric diagnosis
  • quantitative/statistical methods
  • longitudinal research methodology
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Steven J. Lynn

Distinguished Professor; Director of Clinical Training

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Dissociation and dissociative disorders
  • Consciousness
  • Experimental psychopathology
  • Memory
  • Mindfulness/acceptance
  • Anomalous experiences
  • Effects of trauma
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Science vs. pseudoscience
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Richard Mattson

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Psychology

Research Interests

  • The conceptualization and assessment of satisfaction in relationships and the causes and consequences of dysfunctional relationship communication.
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Raymond G. Romanczyk

Distinguished Service Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • attention deficit and learning disabilities
  • applied behavior analysis
  • behavior therapy
  • technology application to human services
  • large scale service delivery systems
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Linda P. Spear

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • The behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology of development
  • with a particular emphasis on neurobehavioral function during adolescence
  • including acute and lasting effects of adolescent alcohol/drug use.
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Norman E. Spear

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Developmental behavioral neuroscience; characteristics and neurobiological mechanisms of the ontogeny of alcohol ingestion and alcohol reinforcement during early ontogeny; very early learning and the ontogeny of memory
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Cyma K. Van Petten

Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Language processing focusing on sentence comprehension and the interface between semantic processing and spoken word identification
  • Memory with an emphasis on executive processes that contribute to memory and the role of prefrontal cortex
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Emily L. Zale

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Health psychology and behavioral medicine
  • Biopsychosocial model of health and illness
  • Substance use (e.g., nicotine/tobacco; alcohol) and addictions
  • Pain (e.g., clinical assessment; laboratory human experimental models)
  • Mechanisms and effects of co-occurring substance use and medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain)
  • Psychopathology and transdiagnostic constructs
  • Translational research and intervention development
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