Linda Rueckert
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5841
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Courses Taught
General Psychology
Statistics and Research II
Theories of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Social Neuroscience
Cognitive Lab
Research Interests
My recent research has focused on the neuropsychology of empathy and embodied cognition. I’ve also conducted research into how students learn about and understand statistics.

Ph.D. and M.A. - University of Chicago

B.S. - University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Jaimes, G., Diaz, R., Portillo, M., & Rueckert, L. (2021). The evaluation of facial expressions and emotions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (online, May, 2021).

Rueckert, L., Church, R. B., Avila, A., & Trejo, T. (2017). Gesture enhances learning of a complex statistical concept, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2, 1-6. DOI: 10.1186/s41235-016-0036-1

Campos, K. & Rueckert, L. (2017). Facial mimicry and attractiveness. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2017.

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.

Room BBH 307 C
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5841
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