Faculty Research

The following full-time professors have expressed a desire to receive inquiries from undergraduate students seeking to volunteer as research assistants. Note, however that research positions are limited. A professor's listing does not guarantee that positions are available for all students who wish to work on a particular project. Research positions are negotiated agreements between the student and the professor and thus will vary in amount and type of work required, and whether student name recognition is possible on presentations and publications resulting from the research. Most professors require completion of Psychology 42 and Psychology 144 prior to assisting with research. Additional courses may also be required.

BOTWIN, MICHAEL
S2 344                           278-5099                 mikeb@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Personality psychology; evolutionary psychology; romantic relationships.

EDMONDSON, CHRISTINE
S2 331                     278-6944                     cedmond@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Assessment, diagnosis, and conceptualization of clinically significant anger, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.

GROW, LAURA
S2 342                     278-5471                        lgrow@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Behavior analysis; verbal behavior; early intervention for children with developmental disabilities; assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior; caregiver and staff training; college teaching.

JACKSON, MARIANNE
S2 336                     278-2757                    majackson@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Clinical interest in the treatment of severe problem behaviors and the teaching of complex behavior and social skills. Research in complex human behavior, verbal behavior, and health and fitness intervention.

JONES, CONSTANCE
S2 312                     278-5127                         conniej@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Lifespan developmental psychology; personality change; longitudinal methods and statistics.

KOSLOFF, SPEE
S2 358                     278-3043                        skosloff@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Terror management, political beliefs and attitudes, responses to traumatic events, and killing behavior.

LACHS, LORIN
S2 338                      278-4853                       llachs@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Perception of virtual reality; video gaming behavior; perception of spoken language; psycholinguistics. 

MORTIMER, AMANDA
S2 329                      278-5126                  amortimer@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Looking at clinical psychology from a neural science perspective - basic learning in anxiety disorders, couple communication in Alzheimer's Disease.

NI, HONG
S2 351                    278-1726                           hongni@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Teachers' and parents' cultural beliefs about learning and school education; cultural and cross-cultural studies of students' resilience and mental health in school context; international school psychology.

OSWALD, KARL
S2 332                     278-4215                         koswald@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Cognitive psychology; human memory; forgetting; memory for faces; memory enhancement/ effective cognitive processing; critical thinking.

PAYNE, STEVEN  
S2 337                     278-6937                          spayne@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Applied animal behavior; assessment and treatment of problem behavior; translational research; behavioral economics.

PRICE, PAUL
S2 333                     278-2120                           paulpri@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making; risk communication and judgment; informal quantitative reasoning; social and health-related judgment.

RAFACZ, SHARLET
S2 335                    278-2479                           srafacz@csufresno.edu Research Interests: Organizational behavior management; systems analysis; verbal behavior; health behavior; school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports.

SHAPIRO, MARTIN
S2 359                    278-2358                    mashapiro@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Learning, decision making, psychophysiology, and neuroscience; animal behavior and animal learning; risky decision-making and confidence in humans; memory and gambling decisions.

SHARPS, MATTHEW
S2 340                    278-2347                    matthews@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Forensic cognitive science; representation theory; evolution of cognition.

TORO, ROSA
S2 355                    278-4061                           rtoro@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Impact of context (i.e. housing, community, neighborhood, and culture)
on children’s development with an implicit focus on immigrant children and families.

WILSON, MARILYN
S2 354                    278-5129                     marilynw@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: School psychology roles; curriculum-based assessment and academic intervention.

YOCKEY, RONALD
S2 339                    278-2438                      ryockey@csufresno.edu
Research Interests: Measurement; positive psychology.