Department Chair:

Klein, Daniel. Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo, 1983. Department Chair and Professor, Clinical
Mood disorders in youth and adults; temperament and personality development.


Anderson, Brenda J. Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1993. Associate Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
We study how experience shapes behavior and neural connections. We have a novel platform for the systematic study of the role predictability and control play in shaping behavior.
Bernard, Kristin Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2013, Assistant Professor, Clinical
Child maltreatment; Neurobiological consequences of early life adversity; Parent-child relationships; Early parenting interventions; Psychobiology of parenting and attachment.
Brennan, Susan. Ph.D. Stanford University, 1990. Professor, Cognitive Science
Language use and processing in communicative contexts; psycholinguistics; coordination in dialogue; collaborative cognition; human-computer interaction.
Davila, Joanne. Ph.D. UCLA, 1993. Professor and Area Head, Clinical
Development and course of interpersonal functioning and psychopathology among adolescents and adults; interpersonal causes and consequences of depression and anxiety disorders; adolescent romantic and sexual experiences; well being among LGBT individuals.
Eaton, Nicholas R. Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2012. Assistant Professor, Clinical
Classification and structure of personality and psychopathology; quantitative methods and psychometrics; human sexuality; individual/group differences and mental health.
Franklin, Nancy. Ph.D. Stanford, 1989. Associate Professor, Cognitive Science
False memory, metacognitive assessments of one's own memory, situation models.
Freitas, Antonio. Ph.D. Yale, 2002. Associate Professor, Social & Health
Motivation, self-regulation, social cognition, particularly identifying the goal representations that guide action.
Gerrig, Richard. Ph.D. Stanford, 1984. Professor and Area Head, Cognitive Science
Psycholinguistics, especially the implications of non-conventional language for theories of language processing and processes that give rise to and that follow from readers' experiences of being transported by narratives.
Goldfried, Marvin. Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo, 1961. Professor, Clinical
Psychotherapy integration; Gay/lesbian/bisexual issues.
Lerner, Matthew. Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2013. Assistant Professor, Clinical
Elucidating novel models of and processes underlying social functioning in youth; Design and development of empirically-supported social competency interventions for youth with developmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders & Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); Therapeutic process variables (mediators and moderators of outcomes) in social competency intervention research; Developmental psychopathological and neuroplastic models of social competence deficits; Peer relations and their impact on developmental psychopathology.
Leung, Hoi-Chung. Ph.D. Northwestern, 1997. Associate Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Neural basis of information processing, with a focus on visuospatial and visual working memory and action control.
Levy, Sheri. Ph.D. Columbia, 1998. Associate Professor, Social & Health
Lay Theories and Intergroup Relations; Social-Developmental Determinants of Prejudice; Prejudice Reduction; Sexism; Racism; Helping and Volunteerism.
Lobel, Marci. Ph.D. UCLA, 1989. Professor and Area Head, Social & Health
Stress, coping, and their effects on health, with an emphasis on pregnancy.
London, Bonita. Ph.D. Columbia University, 2006. Associate Professor, Social & Health
Social identity and intergroup processes; stereotyping and prejudice, stress and coping, social and motivational factors in academic achievement.
Luhmann, Christian. Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2006. Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science
High-level cognition; causal and associative learning, probabilistic reasoning, economic and perceptual decision making, neuroimaging and computational modeling.
Mohanty, Aprajita. Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2007. Assistant Professor, Clinical
Psychological and neural mechanisms involved in emotion, attention and their interaction.
The role of emotion-attention mechanisms in normal function and anxiety.
Impact of emotion on decision making in normal function and psychopathology
Moyer, Anne. Ph.D. Yale, 1995. Associate Professor, Social & Health
Psychosocial issues surrounding cancer and cancer risk, medical decision making, gender and health, research methodology and meta-analysis, the psychology of research participation.
O'Leary, Daniel. Ph.D. Univ. Illinois, 1967. Distinguished Professor, Clinical
Etiology, prevention, and treatment of psychological and physical aggression in intimate relationships; multivariate models (biological, psychological, and social) of intimate partner aggression; the bidirectional role of marital problems and depression; marital and dyad based treatments for clinical depression; prevalence and correlates of intense love.
Proudfit, Greg Hajcak. Ph.D. University of Delaware, 2006. Associate Professor, Clinical
Psychophysiological approaches to studying emotion and cognition in the context of psychopathology and risk; anxiety disorders and their treatment; depression; psychosis and schizophrenia.
Rajaram, Suparna. Ph.D. Rice, 1991. Professor, Cognitive Science
Cognitive processes and neural structures that govern human memory and amnesia; explicit and implicit memory.
Samuel, Arthur. Ph.D. UCSD, 1979. Associate Chair and Professor, Cognitive Science
Perception, language, attention, and memory. The majority of his research in the last two decades has investigated both bottom-up and top-down processes in speech recognition.
Squires, Nancy. Ph.D. UCSD, 1972. On leave as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Brain basis of sensory and cognitive processes, including face recognition and language processing.
Waters, Everett. Ph.D. Univ. Minnesota, 1977. Professor, Social & Health
Interpersonal relationships; attachment relationships from infancy through adulthood.
Waters, Harriet. Ph.D. Univ. Minnesota, 1976. Professor, Social & Health
Social cognition; cognitive development, particularly development of cognitive strategies and problem solving skills.
Whitaker-Azmitia, Patricia. Ph.D. Univ. Toronto, 1979. Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Neuropharmacology, with emphasis on the role of serotonin in brain development.
Wortman, Camille. Ph.D. Duke, 1972. Professor, Social & Health
Bereavement, with a particular emphasis on how people react to the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one.
Zelinsky, Gregory. Ph.D. Brown, 1994. Associate Professor, Cognitive Science
Visual cognition (attention, search, scene perception, and visual working memory), with emphasis on the behavioral and computational study of eye movements in visual search.

Research Faculty:

Aron, Arthur. Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1970. Research Professor, Social & Health
Self-expansion model of motivation and cognition in personal relationships and intergroup relations/prejudice; social neuroscience; personality/temperament.
Hymowitz, Genna. Ph.D. Stony Brook University, 2011. Research Assistant Professor, Clinical. Director, Behavioral Medicine Program, Krasner Psychological Center.
My research focuses on investigating cognitive biases, psychological distress, health behaviors, and symptomatology related to chronic medical conditions including obesity and gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders. Clinically, I specialize in conducting behavioral medicine evaluations and providing evidence-based treatments for individuals with weight difficulties, individuals with GI motility disorders, and patients with co-morbid psychological and health-related difficulties. Additional areas of interest and clinical expertise include multidisciplinary treatments for chronic pain, smoking cessation and insomnia.
Powers, Alice S., Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College, 1969. Research Professor, Integrative Neuroscience
Evolution of brain and behavior, learning and memory, adult neurogenesis, motor control, neural mechanisms of startle and blink, habituation.
Rachlin, Howard. Ph.D. Harvard, 1965. Research Professor, Cognitive Science
Studying choice and decision-making in humans and non-humans with the aim of understanding the psychological and economic basis of self-control, addiction, social cooperation, and altruism.
Thanos, Peter. Ph.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1997. Research Assistant Professor, Behavioral NeuroPharmacology and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Integrative Neuroscience
Translational research utilizing various rodent models of psychopathology and in collaboration with clinical researchers to better understand the mechanisms involved in specific psychological disorders. Major research focus includes dopamine signaling involved in substance use disorders (SUD) and addiction, ADHD and depression as well brain circuit mapping and connectivity in food, drug and alcohol abuse.
Associated Faculty
Anat Biegon, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1980)
Senior Scientist, Medical Department, Brookhaven National Labs (Biopsychology)
Brain response to traumatic, ischemic or inflammatory insults

Barbara Burkhard, Ph.D., University at Stony Brook (1976)
Assistant Professor and Director, Child Treatment Program - North Suffolk Center (Social/Health)
Child abuse and neglect.

Peter Caprariello, Ph.D., University of Rochester (2012)
Assistant Professor, College of Business
Money, relationships, and happiness.

Judith A. Crowell, M.D., University of Vermont (1978)
Associate Professor, Psychiatry (Social/Health)
Child and adolescent psychiatry; the attachment system across the life span; parent-child and adult-adult interactions.

Janet Fischel, Ph.D., University at Stony Brook (1978)
Professor, Pediatrics (Clinical)
Behavioral and developmental pediatrics; developmental language disorders and emergent literacy skills; psychological management of disorders of elimination.

Rita Goldstein, Ph.D., University of Miami (1999)
Assistant Scientist, Brookhaven National Labs (Biopsychology)
Neuroimaging, Substance abuse, Neuropsychology.

Mary Kritzer, Ph.D., Yale University ( )
Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior (Biopsychology)
Gonadal Hormone Influence over Function and Dysfunction in the Cerebral Cortex

Lauren Krupp, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1981)
Associate Professor, Neurology (Biospsychology)
Neuropsychological and neurobehavioral characteristics of chronic mental illness; interrelationship between memory performance and mood disturbance in chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Marta Maczaj, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (Biopsychology)
Director of the Stony Brook Sleep Disorders Center

Lawrence P. Morin, Ph.D., Rutgers University - Institute of Animal Behavior (1974)
Professor, Psychiatry (Biopsychology)
Biological rhythms; environment and reproduction; endocrine system and behavior.

Joyce Sprafkin, Ph.D., University at Stony Brook (1978)
Associate Professor, Psychiatry (Clinical and Social/Health)
Child psychopathology; AHDH; tic disorders; effects of television on child behavior.

Sarah Sternglanz, Ph.D., Stanford University (1973)
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program (Social/Health)
Stress, coping, and illness; immune system functioning and health.

Arthur Stone, Ph.D., University at Stony Brook (1978)
Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry (Clinical and Social/Health)
Stress, coping, and illness; immune system functioning and health.