In addition to the labs and centers listed below, more information about
research in the Psychology Department is available from individual faculty web pages.
Dr. Leonard Jason's
research is funded by NIH and supports work with chronic illnesses,
addiction, and violence prevention. The focus of his research is
community-based as well as public policy oriented.
The Social Development Lab, directed by Dr. Yan Li,
addresses research questions about social development from middle
childhood to adolescence. The goal of her research is to understand the
developmental processes and contribute to the promotion of well
adjustment in children and adolescents.
Social psychology faculty and student research at DePaul
Dr. Jocelyn Carter's
research focuses on the intersection between mental health and physical
health in urban adolescents and their families. Her current projects
are most closely focused on the cultural influences of obesity in
children and families.
Dr. Antonio Polo and
his team conduct research on the development and evaluation of
interventions in community settings as well as on the factors that are
associated with the development of mental health problems (especially
depression and other internalizing distress) among Latino and other
ethnic and linguistic minority youth.
Dr. Joseph Mikels'
research is funded by NSF and broadly focuses on emotion-cognition
interactions across the adult life span. Specifically, his research
team investigates the influence of emotion on memory, the role of
emotion in decision making, how positive and negative emotions impact
our judgments, and the changes in these phenomena in later life.