Stephanie Masters

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.

Hillary Erwin

Hillary Erwin is a first year student working with Dr. Ian McDonough. Her research interests include metacognition and aging. Additionally, she is interested in how math anxiety influences cognitive processes. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, dancing, going to concerts, and supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide!

Chris Breeden

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.

Rebecca Bauer

Rebecca Bauer is a second year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology and Developmental Science dual program, working with Dr. Ansley Gilpin.  Before coming to UA, Rebecca earned her MA in Psychological Science from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.  Rebecca is interested in creativity and imaginative processes and how they relate to executive functioning and language throughout the lifespan. Further, she is interested in whether creativity and imagination are modifiable and whether improvement can positively impact other skills

Dalton Burchardt

Dalton is a first year doctoral student enrolled in the cognitive psychology program. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida with a major in psychology. While his research interests are broad, his main focus revolves around wayfinding and navigation. He can be found in Dr. Roskos’ Spatial-Cognition Lab where he is currently working on his first year project