Lab Director

Dr. Kristen Lindquist is director of the CASL and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina. She is a member of the Social Psychology program and is affiliated with the Biomedical Research Imaging Center and the Neurobiology Curriculum in the School of Medicine. Dr. Lindquist received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston College and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Personal website |Download CV | Email: kristen.lindquist@unc.edu

Graduate Students

Kent Lee is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina. He is broadly interested in how conceptualizations of affect contribute to prejudice and other social perceptions.

Jennifer MacCormack is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina. She is broadly interested in bodily contributions to emotion and in how conceptual complexity contributes to emotion experience and perceptions.

Holly Shablack is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina. She is broadly interested in how emotion words contribute to experiences and perceptions of emotion.

Elise Rice is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina. She is broadly interested in the processes by which people construct experiences of positive as opposed to negative emotions.

Lab Manager

Jeffrey Brooks is full-time Research Assistant and Lab Manager in the CASL. He is broadly interested in the neural processes that contribute to emotional experiences and perceptions.

Research Assistants

Jacob Averill, Sophomore

Conrad Baldner, MS

Brian Davis, Senior
Honors thesis: The role of the body in emotion concept knowledge

Cameron Doyle, BA

Katherine Feliciano, Junior

Alexander Guzman, Senior

Nick Hatcher, Sophomore

Hanna Hoke, Senior

Burhanuddin Kadibhai, Senior

Jin Kang, Sophomore

Anika Khan, Sophomore

Michael Parrish, Senior

Phoebe Pradham, Junior

Samantha Richards, Junior

Jared Scruggs, Junior

Dillon Taylor, Senior

Jake West, Senior

Anna Zheng, Senior



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