Core Faculty

Research in our Developmental, Social, and Health (DSH) program includes a range of topics and methodologies. Students will focus on one or multiple tracks of either (a) Developmental, (b) Social, or (c) Health Psychology. Students’ specific track (or tracks) will be determined in consultation with their research advisor. 

Within the DSH program:

Research addresses cognitive developmental psychology, such as cognitive development and education (see the work of Dr. Sidney, Developmental Psychology); executive functions, motivation, and schooling (Dr. Kim, Developmental Psychology); and narrative comprehension, social problem solving, and ADHD (Dr. Lorch, Developmental Psychology).  

Research addresses children within families, such as LGBTQ parent and adoptive families, child development, and parent socialization (Dr. Farr, Developmental Psychology) and the role of addiction in families, child socioemotional development, and sleep health (Dr. Keller, Developmental Psychology).

Research addresses developmental psychopathology, such as pathways to disruptive behavior disorders and ADHD (Dr. Martel, Clinical Psychology). 

Within DSH, research also addresses topics related to prejudice and bias. Research focuses on children, such as the development of stereotypes and children's experiences with gender and ethnic discrimination (Dr. Brown, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology); and adults, such as racism, prejudice, and coping with racism (Dr. Marshburn, Social Psychology). 

Research addresses psychology and the law, such as factors related to jury decision-making (Dr. Golding, Social Psychology).

Finally, research addresses health psychology topics, such as stress, emotion, and health processes (Dr. Leger, Health Psychology); personality, self-regulation, and health (Dr. Segerstrom, Clinical Psychology); cancer survivorship and smoking cessation (Dr. Burris, Clinical Psychology).

Please also see the Psychology Department website 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. There are also several faculty in our program listed in our department faculty directory who are on phased retirement (Dr. Bhatt, Dr. Smith, Dr. Carlson).

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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Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Professor, Developmental, Social, and Health Psychology
Gender stereotypes, Children and adolescents' perceptions of gender and ethnic discrimination, Gender and ethnic identity development, Social inequality, Immigration and ethnicity
207E Kastle Hall, 251 Patterson Office Tower
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Associate Professor, Clinical
cancer survivorship, smoking cessation, rural populations, health equity, Quality of Life
207K Kastle Hall
(859) 257-9612
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Associate Professor, Developmental Psychology
child development, family functioning, LGBTQ+ parent families, adoption and birth family experiences, mixed methods, intersectionality
Kastle 012-B, Bowman 103 (Lab)
(859) 257-4393
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Professor, Developmental, Social, and Health
Psychology and law
118 Kastle Hall
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Associate Professor, Developmental, Social, and Health
Developmental psychopathology, Family stress
202A Kastle Hall
859-257-9806, pske222
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Assistant Professor
Executive Functions, Motivation​​​, Academic Achievement, School Transitions, Open Science
012-C Kastle Hall
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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
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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor, Department of Psychology, CLP, Developmental
Development of attention and comprehension processes, ADHD
218A Kastle Hall
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Assistant Professor
Racism, social support and responsiveness, Discrimination, Prejudice and Stereotypes
Kastle 207I-1
(859) 257-4396
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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