Specialty
Accepting Students

Joan Barth, Senior Research Social Scientist

ISSR | (205) 348- | jbarth@ua.edu

http://issr.ua.edu/directory/dr-joan-barth/

  • social-emotional development
  • gender differences in science and math education experiences
  • adolescent risk behaviors
  • children’s decision making skills
  • education contexts
  • neurocognitive development in young children

Frances Conners

Frances A. Conners, Professor and Chair

352B Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-7913 | fconners@ua.edu

http://fconners.people.ua.edu/

  • language and cognition in individuals with intellectual disabilities

Ansley Gilpin

Ansley Tullos Gilpin, Associate Professor

192 Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-5083 | agilpin@ua.edu

http://atullos.people.ua.edu/

  • fantasy orientation and pretend play
  • executive functions
  • school readiness
  • children’s use of testimony (information from other people) to learn about the world
  • imaginary companions (mean and nice)
  • children’s understanding of fantasy/reality,
  • development of religiosity
  • pretend play’s role in early childhood intervention (ASD)

Andrea Glenn

Andrea Glenn, Associate Professor

101-E McMillan Building | 205-565-8352 | andrea.l.glenn@ua.edu

http://aglenn.people.ua.edu/

  • psychopathy
  • callous/unemotional traits in youth
  • biologically-based prevention and intervention
  • fMRI
  • hormones
  • morality
  • Neuroethics

Kristina McDonald

Kristina McDonald, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

257AA Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-6320 | klmcdonald2@ua.edu

http://klmcdonald.people.ua.edu/

  • precursors and consequences for youth who endorse hostile social motivations
  • how friendship interactions may influence social cognitions
  • how social context (e.g., school diversity) may affect peer relationships
  • how physiological reactivity to social threat interacts with social cognitions to predict behavior

Edward Merrill, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

195 Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-1932 | emerrill@ua.edu

http://emerrill.people.ua.edu/

  • cognitive development
  • developmental disabilities
  • down syndrome and language
  • down syndrome and wayfinding
  • implicit cognition and decision making
  • sex differences in cognitive abilities