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New Faculty : Psychology Department

Cuevas, Kimberly
Psychology

DEVELOPMENTAL

Email:
kimberly.cuevas@uconn.edu

Dr. Kimberly Cuevas studies the development of cognitive processes (e.g., learning, memory, executive functions) from infancy through early childhood. Her research examines how brain maturation and underlying brain-behavior associations contribute to the development of early cognitive processes. Dr. Cuevas's current research focuses on the psychophysiological correlates of imitation learning (i.e., "monkey see, monkey do") during infancy.

Dalal, Dev
Psychology

INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL

Email:
Dev.Dalal@uconn.edu

I study applied judgment and decision making in the workplace including selection decision making, performance judgments, and external influences on decision quality. I am particularly interested in the influence of extraneous, non-diagnostic information on judgments and decisions, as well as contextual influences on judgment and decision quality. In addition, I investigate measurement of psychological variables utilizing Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT) to better understand response behavior and improve psychological scaling. I also apply IRT to address substantive issues when using psychological measures to make decisions (e.g., selection decisions, job pursuit decisions, etc.).

Davis, Tehran
Psychology

PAC

Email:
tehran.davis@uconn.edu

Research Interests: Perception and Action, Social affordances and joint action, Interpersonal coordination / cooperation, Decision-making and action selection.

Gibbons, Rick
Psychology

SOCIAL

Email:
frederick.gibbons@uconn.edu

I am a health-social psychologist who studies psychosocial factors related to health status and health behavior. Most of our work has been conducted with adolescents, examining decision-making processes related to risky health behaviors, such as substance use and risky sexual behavior. A specific focus has been on the effects of perceived racial discrimination on health-promoting and health-risk behaviors among African American adolescents.

Ramirez, Nairan
Psychology

SOCIAL

Email:
Nairan.Ramirez@uconn.edu

Focuses on the intersection of culture, language, and personality, drawing on a variety of methods, analyses, and theoretical approaches. She uses bilingual/cultural designs, qualitative/quantitative designs, recording devices to capture everyday behaviors, and text analytic tools to complement self-report strategies. She is also interested in answering applied questions about well-being and language development in monolingual and bilingual families.



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