Faculty

Rachel Barr (thumbnail)Rachel F. Barr

Associate Professor - Infant Cognition (website)
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Email: rfb5@georgetown.edu
Interests: Transfer of learning skills by infants, utilization of information sources available to infants for learning including television, books and touchscreens, role of parent-child interactions during learning, bilingual and monolingual memory development.

calvert_thumbnailSandra L. Calvert

Professor - Children's Digital Media (website)
Director, Children's Digital Media Center
Email: calverts@georgetown.edu   
Interests: Developmental and child psychology; cognitive and social development of children; effects of television and computers on children's development.

 

Yulia Chentsova-Dutton Profile PhotoYulia E. Chentsova-Dutton

Associate Professor - Cultural Psychology (website)
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: yec2@georgetown.edu       
Interests: Cultural psychology; affective science; emotional responding; advice-giving; cultural differences in major depression.

 

green_thumbnailAdam E. Green

Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neurogenetics (website)
Email: aeg58@georgetown.edu                  
Interests: Human intelligence (especially understanding how neural and molecular-genetic processes constitute intelligence; analogical thinking is a focus because it represents broadly useful intelligence yet is a relatively constrained process).

 

RomHarreRom Harre

Distinguished Research Professor - Cultural Psychology
Email: harre@georgetown.edu   
Interests: The role of language and other symbol systems in how people think, feel, and act; philosophical issues in creating a truly scientific psychology.

 

Darlene Howard Profile Photo ThumbnailDarlene V. Howard

Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience (website)
Davis Family Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Email: howardd@georgetown.edu                  
Interests: Cognitive aging, cognitive neuroscience of aging, cognitive and neural bases of implicit forms of learning, maximizing learning in adulthood. 

 

Anna D. Johnson

Assistant Professor - Child Development & Public Policy
Email: johnsoad@georgetown.edu    
Interests: Child development; public policy; early environmental influences on vulnerable children's development (poverty, early care and education, early intervention). 

 

James Lamiell Profile Photo ThumbnailJames T. Lamiell

Professor - History & Philosophy of Psychology
Email: lamiellj@georgetown.edu
Interests: Historical, philosophical, and methodological aspects of psychology; human individuality.

 

 

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Ian Lyons

Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience
(Starting in August 2016)
Email: ian.m.lyons@gmail.com
Interests: Numerical cognition; mathematical thinking and learning; math anxiety; math education – social, cognitive and emotional factors; acquisition of symbolic systems – numerical symbol representation; cognitive development; cognitive neuroscience.

 

Janet Mann

Professor - Animal Behavior (website)
Email: mannj2@georgetown.edu               
Interests: Ethology; ecology; evolution; development and parental care in mammals; current research on the behavioral ecology, tool-use, reproduction and development in female bottlenose dolphins and their calves.

 

marsh_thumbnailAbigail A. Marsh

Associate Professor - Social & Affective Neuroscience (website)
Email: aam72@georgetown.edu                  
Interests: Emotion, empathy, altruism, aggression, social perception and nonverbal behavior.

 

 

Fathali Moghaddam Profile Photo ThumbnailFathali M. Moghaddam

Professor - Social & Cultural Psychology (website)
Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science
Email: moghaddf@georgetown.edu              
Interests: Professor Moghaddam's research explores the cognitive and cultural foundations of political behavior, with specific focus on democracy and democratization, rights and duties, conflict, terrorism, and minority-integration.

W Gerrod Parrott Profile Photo ThumbnailW. Gerrod Parrott

Professor - Human Emotions
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: parrottg@georgetown.edu
Interests: Functional and dysfunctional aspects of emotion; cultural variability of emotions; history of emotion theory and research; envy, jealousy, shame, guilt, and embarrassment; interdisciplinary research involving psychology and the humanities.

 

Deborah Phillips Profile Photo ThumbnailDeborah A. Phillips

Professor - Developmental Psychology (website)
Affiliated Faculty, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Co-Director, Center for Research on Children in the United States
(On leave, 2012-14 as President, Foundation for Child Development)
Email: dap4@georgetown.edu              
Interests: Developmental psychology; child development and public policy; effects of early care and education on early development.

Rebecca Ryan Profile Photo ThumbnailRebecca M. Ryan

Associate Professor - Human Development & Public Policy (website)
Email: rmr64@georgetown.edu
Interests: Early child development; environmental influences on development (parenting, family structure, and socioeconomic context); developmental perspectives on child and family policy.

 

Steven Sabat Profile Photo ThumbnailSteven R. Sabat

Professor - Neuropsychology and Dementia
Email: sabats@georgetown.edu
Interests: Neuropsychology and remaining cognitive and social abilities of people with Alzheimer's Disease.

 

 

Chandan Vaidya Profile Photo ThumbnailChandan J. Vaidya

Professor - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (website)
Department Chair
Email: cjv2@georgetown.edu            
Interests: Neurobiological basis of normal and disordered development of executive control (e.g. Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral methods.

 

Jennifer Woolard Profile Photo ThumbnailJennifer L. Woolard

Associate Professor - Developmental, Community, & Law (website)
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Email: jlw47@georgetown.edu              
Interests: Developmental and community psychology; law and social policy; adolescent and school violence; judgment and decision-making in legal contexts; attorney-client interactions and ethical violations; intimate violence victimization.