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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

Sheila R. Black, Associate Professor

183 Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-5083 | sblack@ua.edu

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

Philip Gable

Philip Gable, Associate Professor, Director of Experimental Programs

356-B Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-7028 | pgable@ua.edu

http://pgable.people.ua.edu/

  • emotional/social neuroscience
  • cognition-emotion interaction
  • EEG, EMG, reflex physiology
  • approach motivation, reward processing, motor preparation
  • attentional scope, memory, time perception

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

Debra McCallum, Director of ISSR, Director of the Capstone Poll, Senior Research Social Scientist

ISSR | (205) 348-3820 | dmccallu@ua.edu

http://issr.ua.edu/directory/debra-mccallum/

  • social influence
  • social-psychological aspects of health behavior and outcomes
  • safety and well-being of children and youth
  • evaluations of education
  • community intervention programs

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

Ian M. McDonough, Assistant Professor

410-A Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 737-3442 | immcdonough@ua.edu

http://immcdonough.people.ua.edu/

  • episodic memory
  • intelligence
  • aging
  • structure and functional neuroimaging
  • dynamic fluctuations of brain activity
  • biomarkers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease
  • intervention
  • Health Disparities

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

Beverly Roskos

Beverly Roskos, Associate Professor

364-C Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-5083 | broskos@ua.edu

http://broskos.people.ua.edu/

  • comprehension, representation, and use of spatial information, including group and individual differences
  • wayfinding
  • sex differences in spatial ability
  • media comprehension
  • visual creativity
  • perceptions of temporary spaces