Psychology

Psychology

Nader Amir
Professor
Program Area: Experimental Psychopathology (emphasis on anxiety disorders)
Research Interests: Specifically, he is interested in studying information-processing biases that may lead to the maintenance, and possibly the development of, anxiety disorders. To this end, he has used various paradigms that examine cognitive disturbances (e.g., attentional bias, implicit and explicit memory bias, interpretation bias) in anxious patients and normal individuals with elevated trait anxiety. This research has culminated in a theory of social anxiety that focuses on abnormalities in inhibition and activation of threat-relevant information in these individuals
Office Location: ALV-6363/301/8. Phone: (619) 594-8494
E-Mail: namir@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://nas.psy.sdsu.edu/

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Ruth Carper
Research Assistant Professor
Program Area: 
Neuropsychology
Research Interests: Brain bases of autism from early development through aging. Methods include anatomical MRI and structural connectivity MRI (diffusion MRI) in combination with cognitive measures and other imaging modalities. Particular interest in the brain and cognitive changes that occur in middle age and aging in adults with autism.
Office: 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92120
Email: rcarper@mail.sdsu.edu
Website: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/ruth-carper-ph-d/

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Terry Cronan

Professor
Program Area: Social Psychology
Research Interests: Community interventions, community psychology, literacy development, multicultural issues, coping and chronic diseases, and health care utilization.
Office Location: ALV 6505/110    Phone: (619) 594-6915
E-Mail: tcronan@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~tcronan/CronanLab/Index.html

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Thierry Devos
Associate Professor
Program Area: Social Psychology
Research Interests: Issues related to social identity, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. We explore how attitudes and beliefs about self and social groups operate outside of conscious awareness or control.
Office Location: LS 273. Phone: (619) 594-6911
E-Mail: tdevos@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~tdevos/irl/research.html

Linda Gallo
Professor
Program Area: Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: Dr. Gallo’s research focuses on psychosocial and behavioral processes in chronic disease risks and outcomes and on socioeconomic status and ethnicity-related health inequities. Much of her research applies a multi-level, inter-disciplinary, bio-psychosocial approach, incorporating macro level factors such as social status and ethnicity, individual and family level psychological and social factors, and biological mechanisms and indicators of health and disease (e.g., subclinical assessments of atherosclerosis; ambulatory blood pressure; inflammatory markers).
Office Location: 9245 Sky Park Cout, Suite 105/115. Phone: (619)-594-4833
E-Mail: lgallo@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/lcgallo/#linksnew

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Paul Gilbert
Associate Professor
Program Area: Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: My primary research interests focus on cognitive, behavioral, and motor changes in older adults and individuals diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease. I am particularly interested in memory impairments associated with healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
Office Location: 6475 Alvarado Court, Suite 104  . Phone:  (619) 594-7409
E-Mail: pgilbert@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/paul-gilbert/

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Vanessa Malcarne
Professor
Program Area: Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: Adjustment to chronic illness in children and adults; beliefs about physical and mental illness; measurement of ethnic identity and acculturation; ethnicity and psychopathology.
Office Location: 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103. Phone: (619) 594-6495
E-Mail: malcarne@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/new-web/FacultyLabs/Malcarne/MalcarneResearchProjects.htm

Ralph-Axel Müller
Professor
Program Area: Cognitive Science
Research Interests: We study functional and anatomical brain development in neurotypical children and those with developmental disorders (especially autism). Research applies multimodal magnetic resonance imaging techniques (functional and functional connectivity MRI, anatomical volumetrics, diffusion tensor imaging and tractography, MR spectroscopy), as well as eye-tracking, behavioral, and neuropsychological measures.
Office Location: MC 1863. Phone: (619)-594-5276
E-Mail: amueller@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/~amueller/web/BDIL.html

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Claire Murphy
Program Area: Neuropsychology
Research Interests: Research interests are varied, but center on the relationship of the brain to behavior. There are several research projects investigating normal function and function in impaired populations: Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Down’s Syndrome, the elderly, head trauma patients, normal children, children with head trauma, and whatever new populations become available to provide a window to the functioning of the brain.
Office Location: 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 101. Phone: (619) 594-4559
E-Mail: cmurphy@mail.sdsu.edu
Website: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/new-web/facultystaff/murphy.html

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Melody Sadler
Assistant Professor
Program Area: Social Psychology
Research Interests: Areas of interest include category differentiation and inter-group evaluative bias, the formation of stereotyping and prejudice in groups and the implications for information processing.
Office Location: SSE-2307G. Phone: (619) 594-1580
E-Mail: msadler@mail.sdsu.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/sdsustemlab/

 

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May Yeh
Assistant Professor
Program Area: Psychology
Research Interests: Research in this lab involves mental health services delivery for children, with particular interests in cultural issues, cultural competence, school involvement in services, and adapting efficacious treatments for culturally diverse populations.
Office Location: ALv 6363/103/10 Phone: (619) 594-2838
E-Mail: myeh@mail.sdsu.edu
Website: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/new-web/facultystaff/yeh.html

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