Elizabeth Bonawitz

Associate Professor

Cognitive development and computational modeling; causal, social inference; conceptual change

Paul Boxer


Violent and non-violent antisocial behavior; evidence-based interventions for conduct problems and delinquency; juvenile justice practices and policies; socialization  and social development; influence of violence in communities, the media, families, and peer groups on individual behavior and mental health.

Mauricio Delgado

Professor & Chair

Behavioral and neural correlates of reward-related processing, with an emphasis on how the affective properties of outcomes or feedback influence choice behavior. using neuroimaging and behavioral and psychophysiological methods.

Alan Gilchrist


Visual cognition; surface-color perception.

William Graves

Associate Professor

Functional brain imaging of language and reading. Tracking in both space (using magnetic resonance imaging) and time (using magnetoencephalography) how the brain computes sound and meaning from what we see.

Stephen José Hanson

Professor  & RUBIC Director

Computational neuroimaging, memory and learning, connectionist models, categorization, big data modeling.

Kent Harber


Interracial feedback biases; the effects of resources (e.g., social support, self worth) on perception and judgment; how self-esteem promotes attention to emotions; the effects of emotional disclosure on social judgment; and how emotional disclosure leads to news broadcasting.

Samantha Heintzelman

Assistant Professor

Psychological well-being; the experience of meaning in life; positive emotions; personality and individual differences.

Barry Komisaruk

Distinguished Professor

Brain activity related to genital stimulation, sexual response, orgasm, and analgesia in women and men, measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Vanessa LoBue

Associate Professor & Graduate Director

Cognitive, emotional, and perceptual development in infants and young children; threat perception; fear learning.

Luis Rivera

Associate Professor

Implicit social cognition; effect of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination on stigmatized individuals' self-concept and identity, and mental and physical health.

Miriam Rosenberg-Lee

Assistant Professor

Functional neuroimaging of mathematical cognition; cognitive development; learning disabilities; cognition in autism spectrum disorders; learning and reasoning.

Harold Siegel


Attachment theory; adult attachment; attitudes toward mother and other adult relationships.

Elizabeth Tricomi

Associate Professor

Functional neuroimaging of learning and decision making; the influences of affective information on cognitive processing, neural basis of goal-directed behavior.

Gretchen   Van de Walle

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator

Conceptual development in infants and young children; epistemic cognition; reasoning about science.

Research Faculty

Michael Shiflett Research Assistant Professor & Neuroscience Major Coordinator
Jamil Bhanji Research Assistant Professor


Emeritus Faculty

Colin Beer

Professor Emeritus

Communication behavior, social development, and breeding biology of gulls.

Mei-Fang Cheng

Professor Emeritus

Social factors in adult neurogenesis.

Ken Kressel

Professor Emeritus

Social and interpersonal conflict; behavior and unconscious cognitive schema of professionals who mediate conflict; expertise in mediation and related fields (e.g marital therapy; organizational ombudsman).


Teaching Faculty

Gerard La Morte

Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Undergraduate Coordinator glamorte@psychology.rutgers.edu
Ellen Halpern
Teaching Instructor and Assistant Graduate Director halperne@psychology.rutgers.edu
Christina Zambrano
Assistant Teaching Professor cz147@psychology.rutgers.edu


Part-Time Lecturers

Katy Blacker


Mary Cahill


Carey Curry


Brent Costleigh


Eugene DeRobertis


Frank Gengaro


Matthew Giobbi


Diana Glynn


Jamie Gorman gormanj@psychology.rutgers.edu

Nan Jacobson-Wise

Robert Kurland
Margaret Maghan mmaghan@psychology.rutgers.edu
Allyson Meloni
Warren Reich
Brian Sexton


Roxanne Vega rvega@psychology.rutgers.edu


Associated Graduate Faculty from Other Departments

Ken Aizawa


Jennifer Austin


April Benasich


Raffaella DeRosa


Mark Gluck


Joan Morrell


Catherine Myers


Patrick Shafto patrick.shafto@gmail.com