M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Professor Barton is a developmental psychologist specializing in early childhood cognitive development. Her primary research interest is investigating the ways that young children experience their early years in formal schooling (with particular attention to their perception of their own competence, autonomy, and relatedness to others as they participate in school and family settings) and how these experiences relate to their academic motivation and achievement. Professor Barton offers courses in developmental psychology, research methods in psychology, cross-cultural perspectives in child development, cognitive development, language development, and developmental psychology lab.
Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Professor Bauer is a biological psychologist specializing in animal sensory processes, cognition and behavior. He is currently studying vision, touch, and hearing of manatees, imitation and hearing by dolphins, hearing of loggerhead turtles, and behavior of humpback whales. He teaches courses in biological psychology, sensation and perception, animal learning, and statistics.
Ph.D., Arizona State University
As a social psychologist, Professor Cottrell examines how the everyday thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the presence of others. Her current research focuses primarily on the diverse ways in which people think, feel, and act toward members of various social groups (whether based on gender, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other distinctions). In addition, she is involved with research on self-presentation, identity, and evolutionary psychology. She is also interested in statistics and research methodology.
B.A. Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
Professor Harley teaches courses in cognitive psychology and comparative cognition. Her research focuses on cognitive processes in dolphins.
Professor Graham specializes in social cognitive approaches to understanding how people think about themselves and about their relationships with close others. He offers classes on, among other topics, social psychology, self and identity, and social cognition.