Concentration

Stephanie Masters

smasters@crimson.ua.edu

Stephanie is a 1st year student working with Dr. Joan Barth. Broadly, she is interested in gender development, stereotypes, and peer relationships, with particular focus on how these variables may affect educational occupational outcomes across the lifespan. Stephanie earned her BA in psychology and MS in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Chris Breeden

cbreeden@crimson.ua.edu

Chris is a Ph.D student working with Dr. Will Hart. Broadly, his research interests center around dark personalities, (Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy), and their interpersonal presentations. More specifically, he is interested in how those who are higher in these “dark” personality variables strategically present themselves and others in social contexts, in ways that maximize their status, and financial gain. He is also interested in impression management, self-esteem, humor, and politics. In another life, he would have been Slash from Guns’n’Roses.

Ricardo Wilhelm

rawilhelm@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Philip Gable

Ricardo Wilhelm is a 3rd year student working with Dr. Philip Gable.  Broadly, his research focuses on examining the interaction between emotion, motivation, cognition, and personality with neural measures of motor-action preparation and feedback processing.

Greg Tortoriello

gktortoriello@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: William Peter Hart

Greg is a third-year graduate student working with Dr. Will Hart. His research broadly examines underlying social-cognitive, affective, and motivational processes in (dark) trait expressions of personality. Presently, he is studying how these processes manifest in narcissistic romantic partners.

 

A. Hunter Threadgill

ahthreadgill@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Philip Gable

Hunter is a 4th year student working with Dr. Philip Gable. His research examines how different motivational states within emotion effect various perceptual, cognitive, and performance behaviors. His research uses a variety of behavioral and neurophysiological techniques, including EEG frequency and event-related potentials

Kyle Richardson

karichardson3@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Alexa Tullett

Kyle is a 3rd year student working with Dr. Will Hart.  He received his MA from Western Carolina University.  His research interests include the social utility of humor and its interaction with attitudes and personality traits to influence social cognition and behavior, particularly in regards to social influence and bias.

Alex McDiarmid

admcdiarmid@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Alexa Tullett

Alex is a 3rd year student working with Dr. Alexa Tullett. His research covers topics such as: biases in the degree to which people are persuaded by scientific evidence, and intergroup conflict associated with religious belief and disbelief.

 

Student Kelsey Chappetta

Kelsey Chappetta

kchappetta@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Joan Barth

Kelsey is a 3rd year student working with Dr. Joan Barth. Her current research focuses on how gender stereotypes play a role in attraction. Other research interests include online dating, romantic relationships, attraction, gender roles, and computer mediated communication. Kelsey earned her BS from the University of New Orleans and her MS from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Lauren B. Neal

lebrowning1@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Philip Gable

Lauren is a 3rd year student working with Dr. Philip Gable. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lee University. Her research broadly examines the interaction between emotion, cognition, and personality and the neural correlates of these processes.