Behavioral Science Program
The faculty listed below comprise the core faculty of the Behavioral Science program. In addition to interests of individual faculty members described here, the Department has organized four interest areas that involve faculty and graduate students from all three of our Ph.D. programs. Students in Behavioral Science are encouraged to affiliate with at least one of these interest areas, which represent special strengths of the Department. Very brief descriptions are provided following the list of faculty members.
Please refer to the Psychology Department faculty page for contact information and listings of faculty in School and Clinical Psychology programs.
Su L. Boatright-Horowitz
Ph.D. (The City University of New York), Professor, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology.
Research Interests: Self-perception, social priming, primate learning and cognition, animal behavior.
Ph.D. (University of Illinois), Professor
Research Interests: Social motivation, methodology, cognition.
Ph.D. (Princeton University), Professor
Research Interests: General psychology; cognitive psychology, psychology of peace, conflict, violence, and non-violence.
Ph.D. (University of Maryland),Professor
Research Interests: Infant and child development, malnutrition and behavior, risk and resilience in the context of poverty.
Ph.D.(University of California, Los Angeles), Professor
Research Interests: Increasing interest,
participation, performance and diversity in quantitative science; multivariate
statistics, structural equation modeling, methodology, meaning in life,
Sc.D. (John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health),Professor
Research Interests: behavioral epidemiology with specific emphasis in harm reduction approaches to substance abuse, biostatistical methods, survey research and cancer epidemiology. Grants in college student drinking and alcohol harm reduction in the general public.
Ph.D. (University of Georgia), Professor
Research Interests: Gender Studies, HIV risk and sexual abuse,
research with incarcerated women. (Joint appointment in Women's Studies)
Ph.D. (University of Rhode Island), Professor, Behavioral Science Program Director
Research Interests: Behavioral
statistics, research methods, measurement development, health promotion,
disease prevention, transtheoretical model of behavior change.
Ph.D. (Purdue University), Professor
Research Interests: Statistics and methodology, measure development and health psychology.
Ph.D. (Boston College), Associate Professor
Research Interests: Statistical methodology for social science, developmental and educational psychology, prevention and intervention science.
Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Columbia), Associate Professor
Research Interests: Etiology of alcohol use and misuse, early interventions to reduce alcohol misuse, alcohol-related aggressive behavior, and research methodology.
The following individuals have retired from active teaching, but may be available for consultations.
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Social and men's studies.
Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles), Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Social and feminist psychology; social learning, interpersonal discrimination, social class/poverty, multicultural issues.(Joint appointment in Women's Studies)
Ph.D. (University of Wisonsin), Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Statistics and methodology.
Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley), Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Human learning & memory, acquisition of motives, history of scientific thought in psychology.
Ph.D. (Princeton University), Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Conditioning processes, behavior change through multimedia.
Ph.D. (University of California, Riverside), Professor Emeritus, Department Chairperson
Research Interests: Physiological psychology, cognitive neuroscience, measurement and structure of attention.