Principal Investigators

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Judith Danovitch, Ph.D.
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Professor

Psychological and Brain Sciences

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Nicholaus Noles, Ph.D.
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Associate Professor

Psychological and Brain Sciences

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Graduate Students

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Megan Norris, M.A., M.S
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Megan is a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program working with Dr. Noles. She graduated from North Greenville University with her degree in Psychology and received her master's degree from Appalachian State University. Her current interests include studying how children evaluate individuals as potential informants in learning situations.

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Kriss-Ann Gayle, M.S.
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Kriss-Ann is a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program working with Dr. Noles. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her current research interest includes studying how children perceive group dynamics and equality.

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Lauren Girouard, M.A., M.S.
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Lauren is a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology PhD program working with Dr. Danovitch. She graduated from Furman University with degrees in Neuroscience and Theatre. She received her Master’s degree from New York University. Her current research interest includes studying the role of technology use in early learning.

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Khushboo Patel, M.A.
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Khushboo is a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program working with Dr. Danovitch. She earned her M.A. in Psychology from Boston University and a B.A. in Psychology from India. Her current research interests includes how children learn from different type of information sources and the impact of informant’s race and gender on children’s science learning and motivation.

 
Graduate Student Alumni

Catherine McDermott, Ph.D.
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Dr. Catherine McDermott graduated from the University of Louisville with her Ph.D. in the Experimental Psychology program in 2019. While at UofL, she worked with Dr. Noles studying how children think about social categories and the different social roles that people hold.

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Allison J Williams, Ph.D.
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Dr. Allison Williams graduated from the University of Louisville with her Ph.D. in the Experimental Psychology  program in 2022. While at UofL, she worked with Dr. Danovitch studying how the media and familiar characters influences children's trust and decision making. She is currently a post-doc research fellow at Boston University.

 
Undergraduate Research Interns

Cole Cassidy                         Ethan Bailey                     Annabel Puri  
Riley Freudenberger          Shelby Knieriem              Brianna Walker      Savannah Quach                 Mariel Cox                        

 
Undergraduate Research Interns Alumni

Rachel Archer, Anastasia Gillian, Tanner Cummings, Hailey Strble, Ashanti O'Neal, Anam Ahmed, Lauren Bajek, Raquel Berry, Sarah Bichir, Aaliyah Churchill, Alyssa Colina, Rebekah Cook, Nathan Covello, Evonie Daugherty, Alexandra Ducloux, Justin Erickson, KT Green, Laura Gregg, Lauren Hampton, Haleh Jortani, Emir Kovacevic, Brittani Loeser, Jacob Messmer, Tanya Nagpal, Lauren Pennington, Kayla Renner, Madalynn Robinson, Gretchen Santana, Molly Schroering, Carmen Schreiber, Meghan Semenick, Haley Waite, Caitlin White, Aubrey Williams, Kara Wirth,  Kristine Brucal