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Randall K. Flory

Bonnie B. Bowers, professor; B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Research interests are reptile and fish antipredator behavior and learning effects of environmental enrichment, habituation, chemical alarm signals, and chemical senses.

George W. Ledger

George W. Ledger, professor; B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Research interests are neural networks, children's language and memory development, metacognition, intelligence, reading and memory strategies, short-term memory processing, psycholinguistics, and subliminal perception.

Richard Michalski

Richard Michalski (Homepage), Paula Pimlott Brownlee Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Area of specialization is social/personality psychology with specific training as an evolutionary psychologist. Research interests include research on family relationships and romantic relationships. He has been involved in research on topics such as the effects of birth order, relationships between grandparents and grandchildren, relationships with parents, relationships with in-laws, and sex differences in mating strategies.

Tiffany Pempek

Tiffany A. Pempek, (Homepage) assistant professor; B.S., M.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Specializes in development psychology with an emphasis on early development. Research interests include media use by infants and toddlers, the development of attentional processes involved in media use, and parent-child interaction during media use. Her current projects investigate the impact of background television on early development and young children's use of touchscreen devices.