Bios and Interests

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Christie Karpiak, Ph.D.

Chairperson - Professor

AMH 219

Dr. Karpiak earned her baccalaureate, master’s degree, and doctorate (awarded 1999) from the University of Utah, and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She teaches Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Abnormal Child Psychology, and Child Clinical Psychology. Her clinical interests focus on children and adolescents. Her research interests include therapy process and outcome, and the role of social/interpersonal interactions in the development of behavioral and emotional problems and personality patterns.

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Danielle Arigo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

AMH 205

Dr. Arigo received her baccalaureate from Drexel University, and earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine emphasis) from Syracuse University. She completed her clinical internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, where she focused on behavioral medicine and treatment for PTSD among military veterans, and remains an affiliate of the VA Center for Integrated Healthcare. Her research investigates the use of social information to inform health decisions and health behaviors, including social facilitation of health behavior change via web-based social networking. Much of this work focuses on the influence of social comparisons on health behaviors in populations with eating- and weight-related conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, celiac disease, eating disorders, and body dissatisfaction. She also specializes in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions for health behavior change in medical settings. Dr. Arigo teaches Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, and Fundamentals of Psychology, and directs the Clinical Health Psychology Research Group.

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James P. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

AMH 203

Dr. Buchanan received his baccalaureate from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate in developmental psychology from UCLA in 1975. He teaches Childhood and Adolescence and Cognitive Psychology. His research interests include cognitive development, social cognition, and applied cognition.

Director of Human Development Concentration

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Bryan R. Burnham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

AMH 206

Dr. Burnham received his baccalaureate from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2002 and his doctorate in experimental and cognitive psychology/science from the University at Albany (SUNY) in 2007. He teaches Statistics, Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods. His Human Attention Lab (HAL) examines factors that govern the control of attention, interference and executive attention, working memory, object attention, and the neuroscience of attention. His research interests include mechanisms of selective attention, visual attention, interference and executive (conscious) control and object perception/attention.

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J. Timothy Cannon, Ph.D.


LSC 295

Dr. Cannon received his baccalaureate from the University of Scranton and doctorate in experimental/physiological psychology from the University of Maine in 1977. He did post-doctoral work at UCLA in the fields of pain inhibition and endorphins. He teaches Behavioral Neuroscience and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences Lab. His research interests include the neuroanatomical and neurochemical bases of pain-inhibition mechanisms, environmental enrichment, stress, and fear.

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Thomas P. Hogan, Ph.D.


AMH 223

Dr. Hogan received his baccalaureate from John Carroll University and his doctorate in psychology with specialization in psychometrics from Fordham University. For ten years he was Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Research at the University of Scranton. He has also served as Interim Provost/Academic Vice President. He teaches statistics, psychological testing, educational assessment, and research methods, as well as the TA seminar. His research interests include educational and psychological test construction, measures of student development, and mathematics assessment.

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Barry X. Kuhle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

AMH 222

Professor Kuhle received his baccalaureate from Binghamton University in 1997 and his doctorate in evolutionary psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He teaches Evolutionary Psychology, Fundamentals of Psychology, and Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences. His research focuses on the evolved psychological mechanisms that underlie sex differences in humor production, mate preferences, and romantic jealousy. He is also interested in (a) the evolution and development of both sexual fluidity and reproductive senescence in women and (b) sex differences in how women and men advertise themselves and what they report seeking on Tinder

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Jessica M. Nolan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

AMH 203

Dr. Nolan received her baccalaureate from Cornell University, her master’s degree from California State University, San Marcos, and her doctorate in experimental psychology (social concentration) from the University of Arkansas in 2008. She teaches Fundamentals of Psychology, Social Psychology, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Statistics, and Environmental Psychology. Her research focuses on the application of social psychological tools and principles to understand and solve environmental problems. She also conducts basic research on social norms and social influence processes.

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John C. Norcross, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

AMH 224

Dr. Norcross received his baccalaureate from Rutgers University, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and completed his internship at the Brown University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is past president of the APA Society of Clinical Psychology, APA Division of Psychotherapy, and Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. He teaches Career Development in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Field Experience in Clinical Settings, and the Senior Seminar. His research interests center on psychotherapy, self-help, clinical practice, undergraduate education, and admission to graduate school.

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Patrick T. Orr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

AMH 208

Dr. Orr received his baccalaureate from the University of Scranton and his doctorate in psychology, with specialization in behavioral neuroscience, from Yale University. He teaches Statistics, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Research Methods in Neuroscience. His research interests include steroidal and environmental influences on memory.

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Carole S. Slotterback, Ph.D.


AMH 218

Dr. Slotterback received her baccalaureate from Wilson College, her master's degree from New Mexico Highlands University, and her doctorate from Northern Illinois University in 1994. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Elderly Care Research Center at Case Western Reserve University, where she analyzed data sets concerning stress and health in the elderly. She teaches Adulthood and Aging and Childhood and Adolescence. Her research interests include attitudes toward the elderly, older adults' attitudes toward other age groups, and analyzing children's letters to Santa Claus.

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Jill A. Warker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

AMH 221

Dr. Warker received her baccalaureate from Bucknell University and her doctorate in cognitive psychology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Language Production Lab at the University of California, San Diego. She teaches Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamentals of Psychology, Psychology of Language, and Research Methods. Her research interests include learning, memory, language production, and language acquisition.