Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology, Psychological Science Concentration


Psychological Science Concentration Faculty

Regular Faculty

Amy Brausch, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2008, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide, Disordered Eating and Body Image, Risk-Taking Behaviors, Women's Self - Objectification, Self-Esteem, and Gender Socialization

Steven Haggbloom, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1975.  Cognitive Neuroscience

Lance Hahn, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1994.  Computational Neuroscience; Reading; Visual Perception; Dynamic Distributed Systems

Elizabeth Lemerise, Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 1988.  Social and Emotional Development; Peer Relations; Social Information Processing

Diane Lickenbrock, Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame, 2010. Social and Emotional Development in Infants and Children; Development of Emotion Regulation and Parent-Child Relationships

Kelly Madole, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1992.  Infant Cognition; Development of Object and Social Categories

Andy Mienaltowski, Ph.D.  Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008.  Aging and Adult Development; Social Judgment; Decision Making; Emotion Regulation

Sharon Mutter, Ph.D., George Washington University, 1984.  Associative Processes in Learning and Memory; Causal Learning and Judgment; Neural Correlates of Learning and Memory; Cognitive Aging

J. Farley Norman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1990.  Adult Human Visual Perception; Cognitive Representations of 3-D Shape; Object Recognition

Steven O'Connor, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2010. Suicide prevention, Intervention Development, Mental Health Services Research, U.S. Military and Veterans'  Mental Health, Posttraumatic Stress, Compulsive Cell Phone Use

Matthew Shake, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2009.  Cognitive Aging; Language Processing and Comprehension; Adult Development.

Brandy Tiernan, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2012. Event-Related Brain Potentials (ERPs), Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation, Cognitive Control and Affective Information Processing

Aaron Wichman, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2005. Social Cognition; Effects of Psychological Threats on Metacognition and Motivation


Affiliated Faculty

Pitt Derryberry, Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2001.  Socio-cognitive Development During Adolescence and the College Years; Moral Education Throughout the Lifespan

Lisa Duffin, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2009.  Educational Psychology; Psychosocial Factors Impacting Teacher Quality and Student Learning; Motivation; STEM

Jenni Redifer, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2012. Cognition and Student Learning; Retrieval Strategies; Working Memory

Steven Wininger, Ph.D., Florida State University, 1998.  Motivation and Emotion; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Educational Psychology; Measurement

Qin Zhao, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2008.  Accuracy and Bias in Meta-cognitive Judgments; Meta-cognitive Beliefs About Intelligence; Achievement Motivation

 Last Modified 1/31/14