Core Faculty

Research in our Developmental, Social, and Health program includes a range of topics and methodologies. Students can work within one track or across multiple tracks, as several of the faculty bridge areas.

Within the Developmental track, research addresses cognitive development and education (see the work of Dr. Sidney), attention, narrative comprehension, social problem solving and ADHD (Dr. Lorch), LGBTQ parent and adoptive families, child development, and parent socialization (Dr. Farr), the role of addiction in families, child socioemotional development, and sleep health (Dr. Keller), how children experience gender and ethnic discrimination and the development of gender and ethnic stereotypes (Dr. Brown), and developmental psychopathology and pathways to disruptive behavior disorders and ADHD (Dr. Martel). 

Within the Social track, research addresses racism, prejudice, and coping with racism (Dr. Marshburn), psychology and the law and jury decision-making (Dr. Golding), aggression, social exclusion and acceptance, and social neuroscience (Dr. DeWall), and religion, atheism, and supernatural beliefs (Dr. Gervais).

Within the Health track, research addresses stress, emotion, and health processes (Dr. Leger), personality, self-regulation, and health (Dr. Segerstrom), cancer survivorship and smoking cessation (Dr. Burris), and self-regulation skills development/pain management (Dr. Carlson). 

Please also explore the Psychology Department directory for several additional faculty affiliated with our Developmental, Social, and Health program who hold joint appointments (e.g., Dr. Jenn HuntDr. Ellen Usher) in our department. Finally, there are also several faculty in our program listed in our department faculty directory who are on phased retirement (Dr. Bhatt, Dr. Smith).


Note: Several of the above faculty are also affiliated with the Clinical Psychology program of the Psychology Department. To be clear, the Developmental, Social, and Health program PhD students are not pursuing training and requirements to become clinical psychologists. If you are interested in receiving clinical training, you would need to apply specifically to the Clinical Psychology program. 

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csbrow6's picture
Professor and Associate Chair, Developmental, Social, and Health Psychology
Gender stereotypes, Children and adolescents' perceptions of gender and ethnic discrimination, Gender and ethnic identity development, Social inequality
Kastle 207E
jlburr4's picture
Assistant Professor, Clinical
cancer survivorship, smoking, health behavior change, psychosocial adjustment
307 Combs Research Building, 207K Kastle Hall
(859) 218-4092
ccarl's picture
Professor, Clinical; Developmental, Social, and Health
Self-regulation skills for pain management, Trigeminally-mediated pain, Religious and spiritual issues in risk behaviors
209 A Kastle Hall
njdewa2's picture
Professor, Psychology
Social exclusion and acceptance, Aggression, Social neuroscience, Self-regulation
123 Kastle Hall
rhfa223's picture
Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology
child development, family functioning, adoption and birth family experiences, LGBTQ parent families
Kastle 012-B, Bowman 103 (Lab)
(859) 257-4393
wmge223's picture
Associate Professor, Social
Supernatural beliefs, Religion, Atheism
104 Kastle Hall
golding's picture
Professor, Developmental, Social, and Health
Psychology and law
118 Kastle Hall
pske222's picture
Associate Professor, Developmental, Social, and Health
Developmental psychopathology, Family stress
202A Kastle Hall
859-257-9806, pske222
kale244's picture
Assistant Professor
Emotional responses to daily stressors, Pathways linking daily stressors and long-term health, Individual differences in emotional responses to stress
012-I Kastle Hall
elorch's picture
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor, Department of Psychology, CLP, Developmental
Development of attention and comprehension processes, ADHD
218A Kastle Hall
rlorch's picture
Professor, CLP, Developmental
Text processing, Elementary science instruction
116A Kastle Hall
cma373's picture
Assistant Professor
Racism, social support and responsiveness, Discrimination, Prejudice and Stereotypes
Kastle 207H
(859) 257-4396
scsege0's picture
Professor, Clinical, Developmental, Social, and Health
Personality, Self-regulation, Health
012-J Kastle Hall
psi242's picture
Assistant Professor
Math Learning, Learning by Analogy, Concept Learning, Math Attitudes
012E Kastle Hall


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