Professor | Co-Associate Chair
255 Davie Hall
Dr. Abramowitz studies psychological processes and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and health-related anxiety. Visit him online: UNC Anxiety Lab.
324 Davie Hall
Dr. Algoe studies the roles of emotions in social interactions. Visit her online: Emotions and Social Interactions Laboratory.
337B Davie Hall
Dr. Arnold studies the cognitive mechanisms underlying language comprehension and production in adults and children. Visit her online: UNC Language Processing Lab.
268 Davie Hall
Dr. Bardone-Cone studies etiology and maintenance of bulimia nervosa with particular interests in the roles of perfectionism, self-efficacy, and stress; sociocultural factors, including race, ethnicity, family, and media, in relation to body image and eating disorders; and defining recovery from an eating disorder. Visit her online: The Bardone-Cone Lab.
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor
264 Davie Hall
Dr. Baucom studies marital distress, cognitive-behavior therapy, and gender differences. Visit him online: Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D..
362A Davie Hall
Dr. Bauer studies psychometrics, statistical models for developmental data, multi-level and non-linear models, structural equation modeling, cluster analysis, and finite mixture models. Visit him online: Daniel J. Bauer, Ph.D.
304B Davie Hall
Dr. Boettiger studies the neurobiology of cognitive intermediate phenotypes for addictive disorders and focuses on three types of dysfunction along the perception-action cycle: attentional bias towards addiction-related stimuli, aberrant stimulus response association learning, and immediate reward selection bias. Visit her online: CABLAB.
Immerwahr Distinguished Professor
304 Davie Hall
Dr. Bollen studies structural equation models, longitudinal methods, and latent curve models. Visit him online: Kenneth A. Bollen, Ph.D.
Lecturer | Gil Internship Program Director | Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
334 Davie Hall
Dr. Buzinski teaches undergraduate courses in social and cognitive psychology and directs the Karen M. Gil Internship Program. He studies the role of goal systems in self-regulation and the social psychology of the classroom. Visit him online: Steven G. Buzinski, Ph.D.
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor | Co-Associate Chair
115 Davie Hall
Dr. Carelli studies the behavioral neurophysiology of brain reward processing. Visit her online: Regina M. Carelli, Ph.D..
Lecturer | Psychology Club Advisor
236 Davie Hall
Dr. Chanon teaches courses on various cognitive and neuroscience topics.
216 Davie Hall
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Dr. Cheatham studies the individual differences in cognitive and social behavior as they relate to nutrition and nutrigenomics, utilizing both electrophysiological and behavioral methodology. Visit her online: Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory.
335A Davie Hall
Dr. Cohen studies how functional brain networks interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. Visit her online: Cohen Lab.
Associate Professor starting July 1, 2017
Dr. Cooper studies the cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on African American adolescents and families. Visit her online: African American Youth Development Research Lab.
Professor | Director of Research Services
215 Davie Hall
Dr. Cox studies family processes, children’s social and emotional development, lifespan research, and early environments and linkages such as family, daycare, and school. Visit her online: Durham Child Health and Developmental Study.
Professor | Quantitative Psychology Program Director
356 Davie Hall
Dr. Curran studies structural equation and multi-level modeling of longitudinal data, integrative data analysis and the fitting of models to data pooled over multiple independent data sources, and the risk and protective factors associated with the onset and escalation of alcohol and drug use in children and adolescents. Visit him online: Patrick J. Curran, Ph.D.
247 Davie Hall
Dr. Daughters studies addiction, distress tolerance, depression, technology enhanced treatments, behavioral activation therapy, neural correlates of reward processing, and distress tolerance. Visit her online: Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion [BRANE Lab].
126 Davie Hall
Dr. Fitting studies drug abuse and HIV-1 comorbidity by determining the cellular, structural, and molecular mechanisms underlying opioid interaction with neuroAIDS. Visit her online: Fitting Drug Abuse/HIV Group.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
309 Davie Hall
Dr. Fredrickson studies emotions, well-being, and positive psychology. Visit her online: Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory.
227 Davie Hall
Dr. Gariepy studies the development and evolution of social behavior and the biological and behavioral aspects of social adaption.
344A Davie Hall
Dr. Gates studies time series analysis, structural equation modeling, Fourier analysis, graph theory, and develops, tests, and disseminates programs for use with intensive longitudinal data such as psychophysiological and dyadic interaction. Visit her online: Katie Gates, Ph.D.
Pederson Distinguished Professor
254 Davie Hall
Dr. Gil studies health psychology, chronic illness, acute and chronic pain, stress and coping, child and family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Visit her online: Karen M. Gil, Ph.D..
341A Davie Hall
Dr. Giovanello studies behavioral, patient-based, and functional neuroimaging approaches to investigate the cognitive neuroscience of human learning and memory. Visit her online: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Laboratory.
361 Davie Hall
Dr. Gordon studies word recognition and language comprehension, including the interaction between lexical and higher-levels of language processing and the coordination of language procession with memory, perception, attention, and motor control. Visit him online: Peter C. Gordon, Ph.D..
327 Davie Hall
Dr. Gray studies moral psychology and and mind perception. Visit him online: Mind Perception and Morality Lab.
232 Davie Hall
252 Davie Hall
Dr. Harrison teaches applied undergraduate courses in statistics and methodology and theoretical courses in social and personality psychology. He also studies the interface of positive psychology and intergroup relations. Visit him online: Patrick R. Harrison, Ph.D..
Professor | Director of Graduate Studies
102 Davie Hall
Dr. Hollins studies the biological and cognitive aspects of perception, especially pain and touch. Visit him online: Mark Hollins, Ph.D..
344B Davie Hall
Dr. Hopfinger studies the cognitive neuroscience of attention including reflexive attention, voluntary attention, effects of memory, and distraction using EEG/ERP, fMRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral measures. Visit him online: Joseph Hopfinger, Ph.D..
Professor | Director of the Center for Developmental Science
262 Davie Hall
Dr. Hussong studies social and familial influences associated with adolescent substance abuse and comorbid disorders among high-risk youth. Visit her online: Developmental Risk and Resilience Lab.
267 Davie Hall
Dr. Jones studies the mental and physical health and well-being in the family context; the mechanisms by which families transmit risk and resilience; and, most recently, the development and enhancement of prevention and intervention programs to meet the unique needs of at-risk and under-served families. Visit her online: Deborah J. Jones, Ph.D..
Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
221 Davie Hall
Dr. Kurtz-Costes studies the development of children’s achievement-related beliefs and motivations. Visit her online: Beth, Kurtz-Costes, Ph.D.
321 Davie Hall
Dr. Lindquist studies emotions and affective neuroscience. Visit her online: Carolina Affective Science Lab.
Teaching Professor | Director of Instructional Development | Clinical Associate Professor (School of Education)
333 Davie Hall
Dr. Loeb teaches general psychology, biological psychology, health psychology, and laboratory in college teaching. She is passionately interested in evidence-based study strategies, retention, and faculty development of instruction. Visit her online: Jeannie Loeb, Ph.D.
Kenan Distinguished Professor | Chair
126 Davie Hall
Dr. Lysle studies neuroimmunology, the role of neuroinflammation in opioid addiction, and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Visit him online: Donald T. Lysle, Ph.D..
Professor | Cognitive Psychology Program Director
341B Davie Hall
Dr. Mulligan studies human memory, including implicit vs. explicit memory, episodic memory, attention, and memory retrieval. Visit him online: Neil Mulligan, Ph.D..
328 Davie Hall
Dr. Muscatell studies how social experiences (e.g., stress, social status, inequality, discrimination, loneliness, social support) influence physical health and emotional well-being, incorporating techniques from social neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology to identify pathways linking the social environment and health outcomes. Visit her online: Social Neuroscience and Health Lab.
Research Associate Professor
119 Davie Hall
Dr. Navarro studies the brain mechanisms that modulate neurobiological responses to alcohol and is interested in understanding how the brain neurocircuitry changes after ethanol exposure and how these changes can contribute to the transition from alcohol used to alcohol abused.
250 Davie Hall
Dr. Neblett studies racism and African-American youth mental health; racial ethnocultural and physiological protective mechanisms; and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments for racial and ethnic minority youth. Visit him online: Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D..
Chapin Distinguished Professor | Developmental Psychology Program Director
222 Davie Hall
Dr. Ornstein studies cognitive development, focusing especially on factors that influence the development of children’s memory. Visit him online: Peter Ornstein, Ph.D.
Professor | Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
353A Davie Hall
Dr. Panter studies evaluation methodology, measurement and testing, advanced quantitative methods, survey methodology, evaluation of HIV/AIDS service and educational programs, substance abuse, educational diversity, and professional advancement educational programs. Visit her online: Abigail T. Panter, Ph.D.
Payne, B. Keith
Professor | Social Psychology Program Director
312 Davie Hall
Dr. Payne studies automatic thoughts and feelings, with a focus on stereotyping, prejudice, and social attitudes. Visit him online: Keith Payne, Ph.D.
Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor
256 Davie Hall
Dr. Penn studies social cognition and treatment of schizophrenia. Visit him online: Penn Lab.
Lecturer | Director of Undergraduate Research
237 Davie Hall
Dr. Penner teaches undergraduate neuroscience classes and is interested in evidence-based teaching strategies in STEM courses, science communication, and neuroscience outreach in the community. Visit her online: Marsha Penner, Ph.D.
122 Davie Hall
Dr. Picker studies the discriminative stimulus effects of opioids, drug tolerance and cross-tolerance, behavior pharmacology, and role of gender and genetics in determining responsiveness to the analgesic effects of opioids. Visit him online: Mitchell J. Picker, Ph.D.
Seters Distinguished Professor | Director of Clinical Psychology
240 Davie Hall
Dr. Prinstein studies cognitive-interpersonal models of adolescent depression and self-injury/suicidality, peer influence, and adolescent risk behavior. Visit him online: Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP.
129 Davie Hall
Dr. Reissner studies how chronic self-administration of cocaine leads to modifications in cellular physiology and neuronastrocyte communication and how these modifications may contribute to long-term drug abuse.
332 Davie Hall
Dr. Sathy teaches statistical principles in psychological research and research methods. She studies the impact of new teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM courses. Visit her online: Viji Sathy, Ph.D.
323 Davie Hall
Dr. Sheeran studies self-regulation; specifically, how people direct their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve goals. Visit him online: Paschal Sheeran, Ph.D.
248 Davie Hall
Dr. Sheridan studies the neural mechanisms through which adversity affects brain development and risk for externalizing disorders; diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder in early childhood; and typical and atypical development of the prefrontal cortex. Visit her online: Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences.
218 Davie Hall
Dr. Telzer’s research examines how social and cultural processes shape adolescent brain development, with a focus on both prosocial and antisocial behaviors, family and peer relationships, and long-term psychological well-being. Visit her online: Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab.
Professor | Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program Director
117 Davie Hall
Dr. Thiele studies the neurobiology of alcoholism and the central mechanisms involved with neurobiological responses to ethanol, using both genetic and pharmacological manipulations. Visit him online: Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors.
358 Davie Hall
Dr. Thissen studies psychometrics, item response theory, statistical models for developmental data, and graphical data analysis. Visit him online: David Thissen, Ph.D.
Professor | Director of Psychological Services
246 Davie Hall
Dr. Wise studies ethical and legal issues in clinical psychology; clinical training and supervision; and psychotherapy outcomes in training clinics.
Senior Lecturer | Director of Fellowships
251 Davie Hall
257 Davie Hall
Dr. Youngstrom studies bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; evidence-based approaches to assessment; and emotions in developmental psychopathology. Visit him online: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D..
Professor | Director of Child and Family Services
212 Finley Golf Course Road
Dr. Youngstrom studies evidence-based or empirically supported treatments; effectiveness research with children and adolescents; and transporting treatments into the community.