(773) 442-5840
Saba Ayman Nolley
Saba
Ayman-Nolley
Professor Emeritus
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5844
Expertise
Developmental Psychology
Courses Taught
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Developmental Psychology
General Psychology
Service Learning
Advanced Child Psychology
Art and Psychology
Research Interests
Non-verbal communication, use of children’s drawings to understand their social minds, examining role of gesture in learning processes, gender and cultural variations in social cognition and theory of mind, theoretical examination of creativity and it processes
Education

PhD -  The University of Chicago

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5844
Office Hours
M 11 a.m.-1 p.m. W 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
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Lorilene
L
Cuevas
Instructor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4903
Courses Taught
Lifespan Development
Survey of Psychology
General Psychology
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Geropsychology
Psychosocial Development of Aging
Research Interests
Perceptions and Stereotypes Aging
Education

M.A. University of Chicago, 2009

B.A. Northeastern Illinois University, 2006

BBH 313B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4903
Office Hours
By appointment
El Centro
Main Campus
Amanda Dykema-Engblade
Amanda
A
Dykema-Engblade
Associate Professor, Chair
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5848
Expertise
Social Psychology/Small Group Performance and Decision Making, newly interested in the area of Psychology of Food
Courses Taught
General psychology
Social Psychology
Social Psychology Lab
Psychology of Food
Service Learning
Research Interests
Transactive Memory Systems; Impression formation as a function of diet and food type (e.g., “healthy” versus “unhealthy”)
Education

MA and Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago

BS Grand Valley State University

Selected Publications

Tindale, R.S., Smith, C.M., Dykema-Engblade, A., Kluwe, K. (2012).  Good and bad group performance: Same process - different outcomes.  Submitted to Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (GPIR): Special Issue in Tribute to Jim Davis.

Stawiski, S., Dykema-Engblade, A., Tindale, R.S. (2012).  The roles of shared stereotypes and shared processing goals on mock jury decision making.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

 

BBH 313 E
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5848
Office Hours
Summer 2018 Availability: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Maureen Erber
Maureen
W.
Erber
Dr.
Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5843
Expertise
Social Psychology
Courses Taught
Survey of Psychology
First year Experience: Psychology
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Psychology Lab
Theories of Intimate Relationships
Research Interests
Trust and Fairness, Intimate Relationships, Stereotype application, and Counterfactual thinking about death
Education

M.A. and Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.A. University of Hawaii

Selected Publications

Erber, M.W. & Erber, R.  (2001). The role of motivated social cognition in the regulation of affective states.  In J.P. Forgas, Handbook of Affect and Social Cognition.  Mahwah, N.J.:  Erlbaum.

Erber, R. & Erber, M.W.  (2010).  Intimate Relationships:  Issues, theories, and research, 2nd ed.  Boston:  Allyn & Bacon.

BBH 313 C
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5843
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 2-3:30 p.m. Friday noon-1 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Alan David Farmer
Alvin
David
Farmer
Jr.
Associate Professor
Psychology
Gerontology
African and African American Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5849
Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Courses Taught
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Psychopathology of Childhood
Theory and Methods of Individual Therapy
Introduction to Group Therapy
Research Interests
My research interests are in the area of children at risk for the development of behavior problems. My goal is to generate a body of empirical work that will contribute to theory on the development of conduct problems. I am especially interested in examining the effectiveness of evidence based clinical interventions with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. My research lab offers students opportunities for independent studies focusing on interventions with children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Students working with me learn to score clinical measures, manage data sets, and receive training in working with clinical populations. I also supervise field experiences that are identified by students.
Education

PhD

Background

Child and Family Clinical Psychologist

BBH 307 H
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5849
Office Hours
By appointment. Please email.
Main Campus
Suzanne Gaskins
Suzanne
Gaskins
Professor Emeritus
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
Please email
Courses Taught
General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Child Psychology
Culture and Development
Play and Development
Research Interests
Since 2005, as part of the Chicago Children’s Museum’s NSF grant entitled Partnership of Playful Learners, I have conducted research on family learning in museums, focusing on how family interactions are influenced by exhibit design (signage, models, challenges, seating, etc.), how types of interactions influence children’s learning of new information, and how family use of the museum varies by cultural or ethnic differences in families’ styles of interaction and their beliefs about play and learning in the family. Current work is focused on cultural differences in family learning among European-American, Latino, and African-American visitors. Data analysis is of 1) video taped interactions of families in order to describe how they share information and problem solving; and 2) live observations of visitors’ entire visits using pre-coded categories to capture their experiences at each component. (Click here learn more about the museum.) Yucatec Maya Children: As part of my ongoing research on children’s enculturation and socialization and the cultural influences on children’s development, current work in my field site in Yucatan, Mexico is focused on piloting of measures on two topics 1) open attention, as practiced by young children 2) the range of fantasy in children’s play and the cultural interpretation of children’s pretense. Family Learning in Museums For Additional Information, please access the following website: http://orion.neiu.edu/~sgaskin1/Home.html
Education

University of Chicago 

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
Please email
Office Hours
Please email
Main Campus
Lisa Hollis Sawyer
Lisa
A
Hollis-Sawyer
Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Psychology, Gerontology Program Coordinator, Women and Gender Studies Core Faculty
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5846
Expertise
Gerontology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies
Courses Taught
PSYC 401 Gerontology:An Overview
PSYC 402 Developmental Processes in Later Life
PSYC 406 Aging and the Family
PSYC 408 Research methods in Gerontology
PSYC 420 Seminar in Proposal Writing
PSYC 434 Aging Services Network
PSYC 455 Seminar in Aging
PSYC 307 Psych Tests and Measurements
PSYC 308 Psych Tests and Measurements Lab
PSYC 312 Psych Development of Women
PSYC 324 Geropsychology
PSYC 360 Social Psychology
PSYC 365 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 396 Seminar in Psychology
Research Interests
Dr. Hollis-Sawyer conducts research in aging workforce and retirement issues, elder care, older learners, other diversity in aging topics. She also conducts research related to general workplace attitudes, test anxiety, and associated training issues.
Education

The University of Akron, Akron OH

Selected Publications

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2018).  Dyadic filial research study recruitment and retention: Lessons learned.  In SAGE Research Methods Cases.  New York: Sage. 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2017).  Age discrimination in the workplace: Learning from Google’s experience.  In SAGE Business Cases.  New York: Sage. 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016).  Sex therapy. In Goldberg, A. (Editor), The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ   studies.  New York:  Sage Publications.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016).  Nonbiological, nongestational mother.  In Goldberg, A. (Editor),The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies.  New York:  Sage.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016).  Women and positive aging: An international perspective.  New York: Academic Press.   

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2014).  “By the numbers:” Language-based and competency enhancing math instruction to alleviate older women’s math stereotype threat reactions.  International Journal of Education, 6(3), 157-174.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Cuevas, L. (2013). “Mirror, mirror on the wall:” Ageist and sexist “double jeopardy” portrayals in children’s picture books. Educational Gerontology, 39(12), 902-914.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2011). A math-related decrement stereotype threat reaction among older “non-traditional” college learners. Educational Gerontology, 37(4), 292-306.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., Thornton, G. C., III., Hurd, B., & Condon, M. E. (October 2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual instructor’s guide (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2008). Potential stereotype threat and face validity effects on cognitive-based test performance in the classroom. Educational Psychology, 28(3), 291-304.

Selected Exhibitions

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, October). Paradigm shift” in assessing older learners: Toward a positive aging model and testing practice. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Clute Institute international conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Sterns, Harvey, Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa, Smile, Maureen Pierce, Moody, Harry, Taylor, Jill, & Woods-Scott, Urrikka (2014, February). Finding the “Silver Lining”: Promoting Service Careers in Aging. Co-Chair of a symposium presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, February). Understanding aging through the "eyes" of social media. Poster presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, November). “Positive aging” assessments of older adults. Poster presented at the 2013 Aging and Society interdisciplinary conference in Chicago, IL.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, March). Older learners in an e-course environment. Poster presented at the 2013 American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL.

BBH 307E
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5846
Office Hours
Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.; Mondays through Fridays, 1-2 p.m. (online) By appointment
El Centro
Main Campus
Chris Merchant
Christopher
R
Merchant
Associate Professor, Vice Chair
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5884
Expertise
Suicidal ideation and depression among adolescents and young adults; identity development in young adulthood
Courses Taught
Abnormal Psychology (Psych 340)
Psychology of Personality (Psych 330)
Senior Seminar
Research Interests
Identity development among young adults; Depression; Suicidal ideation; Interpersonal connectedness; Internet use; Social networking
Education

Ph.D. from University of Michigan;  B.S. in Psychology from Morehouse College

Bernard Brommel Hall 307 D
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5884
Office Hours
Summer 2018: Monday and Tuesday from 2-6 p.m.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
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Yelena
Polyashuk
Instructor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5853
Courses Taught
General Psychology
Statistics and research I
Social Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Research Interests
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Education

 Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from IIT expected, 2015

M.S. In Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008

B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, 2005

BBH 303
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5853
Office Hours
MW 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Linda Rueckert
Linda
Rueckert
Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5841
Expertise
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Courses Taught
General Psychology
Statistics and Research II
Theories of Learning
Perception Lab
Cognitive Psychology
Research Interests
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Education

University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Rueckert, L., Branch, B., & Doan, T. (2011).  Are gender differences in empathy due to differences in emotional reactivity?  Psychology, 2, 574-578.

Rueckert, L. (2011). Gender differences in empathy. In D. J. Scapaletti (Ed.) Psychology of Empathy, Hauppauge, NY:Nova Science Publishers.

Rueckert, L., & Naybar, N. (2008).  Gender differences in empathy:  The role of the right hemisphere. Brain and Cognition, 67, 162-167.

Rueckert, L.  (2008).  Tools for the Assessment of Undergraduate Research Outcomes.  In  R. L. Miller & R. F. Rycek (Eds.)  Developing, Promoting and Sustaining the Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology, Washington, DC:Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Pp.272-275. (http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/ur2008/ur2008.php)

BBH 307 C
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5841
Office Hours
Vary by semester
Main Campus
Shannon Saszik
Shannon
Saszik
Associate Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5839
Expertise
Neuropsychology
Courses Taught
Survey of Psychology
Human Perception
Visual Neuroscience
Physiological Psychology
Physiological Lab
Research Interests
My research interests focus on examination of the processing of visual stimuli through parallel pathways in the retina, and ultimately how that processing relates to perception. At the first synapse in the retina, visual information is segregated into parallel streams. Each photoreceptor contacts a unique complement of bipolar cells, of which there are ten to twelve different types depending on the species. My long-term goal is to understand the relationship between specific visual pathways in the retina and the distinct types of retinal neurons involved in the various circuits, and then ultimately how these circuits impact outcome visual behaviors.
Education

PhD

Bernard Brommel Hall 307 B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5839
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Therese Schuepfer
Therese
Schuepfer
Professor Emeritus
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5836
Courses Taught
Life Span Development
Human Perception
Psychosexual Development
Research Interests
Social - Cognitive Development
Education

Ph. D. in Psychology

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5836
Office Hours
TBA by semester
Main Campus
Masami Takahashi
Masami
Takahashi
Ph.D.
Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5845
Expertise
Developmental Psychology, Gerontology
Courses Taught
Master’s Thesis Seminar (G)
Aging and Diversity (G)
Research Designs and Methods (G)
Values, Decision Making, and the Elderly (G)
Meanings of Old Age (G)
Developmental Processes and Aging (G)
Seminar on Wisdom (G)
History of Psychology (UG)
Research Designs and Methods (UG)
Survey of Psychology (UG)
Introductory Psychology (UG)
Introductory Developmental Psychology (UG)
Popular Films and Adult Development (UG)
Psychosocial Development and Aging (UG)
Research Interests
My research interests currently revolve around three areas: (a) definition, ope rationalization, and evaluation of psychological strengths in late adulthood (e.g., wisdom, spirituality, religiosity); (b) potential factors of longevity in the Blue Zones, and (c) psychosocial profile of the former kamikaze pilots with implications in other suicide missions around the world
Education

Ph.D., Spring 1999              Developmental Psychology. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

M.S., Summer 1990             Psychology. University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX

B.A., Spring 1988                 Psychology. University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Selected Publications

Takahashi, M. (2014). Koureika to shukyo no rounen/sinrigakuteki kousatsu [Aging and Religion in contemporary society: The dark side of ego integration and meaning of life]. Contemporary Religion. Tokyo, Japan: International Religious Research Institute.

Takahashi, M. (2013). Wisdom of the East and West: A relational developmental systems perspective. In M. Ferrari & N. Westrate (Eds.), The scientific study of personal wisdom. New York: Springer.

Takahashi, M. (Producer/Director). (2006). Last Kamikaze: Testimonials from the WWII suicide pilots. [Motion picture]. United States: phi phenom production (Available from Documentary Educational Resources, Inc., 101 Morse St., Watertown, MA 02472-2554)

Takahashi, M., & Overton, W. F. (2005). Cultural foundations of wisdom: An integrated developmental approach. In R. J. Sternberg & J. Jordan (Eds.), A Handbook of wisdom (pp. 32-60). New York: Cambridge University Press.

 

Selected Performances

Takahashi, M. (December 1, 2007). Last Kamikaze: Testimonials from WWII suicide pilots. Film, Video, and Interactive Media Screening Program, Film presented at the 115th American Anthropological Association, Washington DC.

Takahashi, M., Willcox, B. J. & Willcox, D. C. (November 21, 2006) Champuru: The Okinwan recipe forhealthy aging. In the Okinawan secret of longevity: How to live to be 100. An interactive session at the Northeastern Illinois Universtiy Generativity Club lecture series, Chicago, IL.

BBH 307 A
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5845
Office Hours
Will be updated soon
Main Campus
Ramon Viera
Ramon
Viera
Coordinator of Student Services
Psychology
Education

University of Chicago, M.A. (2014)

Northeastern Illinois University, B.A. (2011)

Bernard Brommel Hall 313-G
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By Appointment. Please email