Please click on the expandable boxes below to see members of our Faculty who conduct research on each of these majors topics within psychology.

Dr. Adam Green (PI) 2015-2017 Relational Causality Cognition as a Mechanism of Belief in God in the U.S. and Afghanistan (ID 51971) John Templeton Foundation $301,917
Dr. Adam Green (PI) 2015-2017 Collaborative Research: Cognitive and Neural Indicators of School-based Improvements in Spatial Problem Solving (DRL-1420481) National Science Foundation $1,503,361
Dr. Adam Green (PI) 2014-2020 Development of novel measures of exceptionally creative relational reasoning Pymetrics $55,000
Dr. Abigail Marsh (PI) 2014-2017 Examining the role of shared neural representations of pain-related affect in empathy and altruism John Templeton Foundation $595,620
Dr. Abigail Marsh (PI) 2014-2016 The role of prospective altruism in stem cell donation Templeton Science of Prospection Awards $150,000
Dr. Rebecca Ryan (PI) 2014-2016 IBSS-Ex: Relationships Among Parenting Approaches, Home Environments, and the Development of Children's Skills National Science Foundation $247,501
Dr. Janet Mann (PI) 2014-2016

Monitoring Provisioned Dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia

Department of Parks and Wildlife, Australia

$30,000

Dr. Rebecca Ryan (PI) 2014-2016 Inequality at Home: The Evolution of Class-based Gaps in Young Children’s Home Environments and Pre-School Age Skills from 1986 to 2012 Russell Sage Foundation & Washington Center for Equitable Growth $97,860
Dr. Steven Holochwost(PI) 2014-2016 Building Strengths, Buffering Risks: Evaluating the Effects of Sistema-Inspired Music Programs in U.S. Communities Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $100,000
Dr. Deborah Phillips (PI) 2014-2015

Long-term effects of the Tulsa PreK program

Foundation for Child Development

$172,499

Dr. Deborah Phillips (PI) 2014-2015

Long-term effects of the Tulsa PreK program

The Heising-Simons Foundation

$428,710

Dr. Anna Johnson (PI) 2014-2015

Patterns of food assistance program participation across early childhood and associations with child food insecurity and kindergarten wellbeing

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) RIDGE Food Assistance Grant

$40,000
Dr. Chandan Vaidya (PI) 2009-2015

Neuroimaging of top-down and bottom-up processing in executive control in childhood ASD

National Institute of Mental Health  $1,125,000
Dr. Anna Johnson (PI) 2014-2014

Informing the next decade of public pre-kindergarten design and evaluation

Georgetown University Reflective Engagement in the Public Interest Grant

$29,400
Dr. Anna Johnson (PI) 2014-2014

Center-based early care and education for children with special needs

Georgetown University Summer Research Fellowship

$9,500
Dr. Sandy Calvert (PI) 2013-2018 Using Educational DVDs to Enhance Young Children's STEM Education. National Science Foundation National Science Foundation $2,484,744
Dr. Sandy Calvert (PI) 2013-2016 The Unhidden Persuaders in Food Marketing to Children National Science Foundation $750,000
Dr. Jennifer Woolard (PI) 2013-2015

Waiver of Counsel in Juvenile Court

National Institute of Justice

$509,000

Dr. Steven Holochwost(PI) 2013-2015 Building Strengths, Buffering Risks: Evaluating the Effects of Sistema-Inspired Music Programs in U.S. Communities Buck Family Foundation Award $160,000
Dr. Jennifer Woolard (PI) 2013-2014

Parental Perspectives on District of Columbia Public Schools Policy

Society for Community Research and Action Mini-Grant Program

$1,100
Dr. Adam Green (PI) 2013-2014 A Cognitive Neurogenetic Investigation of Responses to Tobacco-related messaging American Legacy Foundation $55,700
Dr. Rebecca Ryan (Co-PI) 2012-2014 The Impact of Nonresident Fatherhood on Adolescent Sexual Development (1R03HD069740-01A1) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development $77,500
Dr. Rachel Barr (PI) 2010-2015

Learning from Touchscreens during Early Childhood (1023772)

National Science Foundation

$274,000

Dr. Darleen Howard (Joint PD/PI) 2010-2015 Aging and the cognitive and neural bases of implicit associative learning National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health $2,185,975
Dr. Janet Mann (PI) 2009-2015

ABR/LTREB Renewal: Reproduction, social networks, and socio-ecology of wild bottlenose dolphins

National Science Foundation

$448,341