Lab Manager, Graduate Student
Cooper is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His primary research interests lie within the realm of functioning neuroimaging, and how this technology can be combined with social psychological concepts, like Self-Determinism Theory, to add a new perspective to ongoing research.
Psychology and Spanish Major, Team Leader
Sarah is a Sophomore from Idaho who loves potatoes, Star Wars, and studying the human mind. She is majoring in Neuroscience, minoring in Psychology, and plans on becoming a clinical psychologist. While she loves many aspects of the field, she is especially fascinated by the connections between physical and mental health and hopes to one day incorporate biologically based treatments into her practice.
Neuroscience Major, Project Leader
Spencer is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After a long person history dealing with the effects of multiple Traumatic Brain Injuries he decided to study neuroscience with the goal of becoming a pediatric neurologist. He hopes to help adolescents and families who are suffering from brain injury and mental illness. He is also the co-founder of La Dalia Initiative, a nonprofit organization that supplies clean water filters to rural communities in Nicaragua.
Psychology Major, Project Leader
Allison is fascinated with how the brain works and would like to know everything about it someday. She is unsure what exactly she wants to do in psychology, but she is particularly interested in child development and neuropsychology.
Simone is Swiss and grew up living in Switzerland, the United States, and Singapore. She is expecially interested in psychopathology and the factors contributing to psychological disorders.Her goal is to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In the future, she wants to work with children who have psychological disorders and provide therapy to them.
Kay was born in Calgary, Canada but mostly raised in West Lafayette, IN. She is double majoring in Neuroscience and French and will attend a master's program after applying this fall with the goal of becoming a university professor. She loves learning about the mind and how individual perspectives alter the human experience, especially from a linguist's perspective, so ideally her future would incorporate her love of languages and Neuroscience.
Nathan Tubbs is from Provo, UT. He loves sports. It's
been his dream to go to BYU since he was little and he enjoys being a
Jordan has a passion for the science of psychology and is interested in a variety of aspects. Most specifically, she is interested in furthering the literature about addiction and eating disorders. She plans to pursue a Clinical Psychology PhD, after which to hold her own therapy practice and to teach at a University where she will be able to continue doing research.
Sheralyn is the oldest of four girls and was raised in Provo. She was married in August. Sheralyn is fascinated with children and their development and hope to someday work with children either as a therapist or social worker.
Erin is passionate about neuroscience, psychology, and theatre and loves finding connections within these three fields, particularly in regards to the therapeutic power of the arts. She plans of pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and hopes to work with abused and disadvantaged children.
Rachel is studying Neuroscience. She would like to pursue a career and a P.h.D. in either Neuroscience, Psychology, or Special Education and hopes to find new ways to beth improve society's understanding about the brain and use that understanding to improve lives. She enjoys singing, running, playing tennis, and trying new things.
Megan is passionate about the field of psychology as a means of helping people live happy and healthy lives. She is excited to be working in the Development of Visual Cognition Lab, as it affords a unique opportunity to work with infants in a research setting. Megan hopes to graduate from BYU with a degree in psychology and then go on to to receive a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work or a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
I'm a neuroscience student. I love exploring and trying to understand the major complexities of the brain along with why and how the brain functions as it does. I'm also a premed student and am planning on going into pediatric medicine.
Kristen is from Provo, Utah. She loves psychology and learning about human behavior. She hopes to recieve her Master's degree in Social Work and to use her education to help others. She hopes to either work with adults with addiction problems or abused children.
Robert is studying psychology with the plan to become a therapist. He is most interested in working with PTSD and anxiety, but enjoys exploring all areas of psychology. Robert switched into this field from another major because he wanted a career that allowed him to help people become healthier and happier. Robert also enjoys studying German and has almost completed his minor in German.
From Colorado and is a current student at BYU studying Psychology in her senior year. She wants to become a psychologist and work dominantly with the military and their families.
Taylor is a psychology major at BYU with intentions of pursuing an PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology. His interests generally include cognitive and neuropsychological recovery in patients with intractable Anorexia.
Tyson is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in psychology, with aspirations to obtain a PhD in Organizational Psychology. He is interested in several aspects of the field, but is particularly passionate about motivation and how it can be used in applied settings. Outside of school and education, he enjoys sports, exercise, and the outdoors.
Mandy is very passionate about the abnormal side of psychology and all of the many factors to contribute to the different psychopathology cases. The different ways that cognition, neuroscience, and biology come into play with abnormal behavior are also main interests. Mandy plans to further her work by obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology where she plans to provide therapy to individuals with severe mental illness, especially Schizophrenia. She also plans to further the research in the many topics of abnormal psychology.