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 the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research uses social cognitive, psychophysiological, and neuroscience methods to understand the nature of human emotion.

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Graduate Students

Kent Lee is a second 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 first 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elise Rice is a third 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Assistant/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

Saima Akbar, Sophomore

 

Sade Archie, Junior

 

Aya Avishai-Yitshak, Senior

 

Alicia Chen, Junior

 

Conrad Baldner, MS

 

Brian Davis, Junior
Honors thesis: Constructed emotions impact health-related behaviors

 

Cameron Doyle, BA

 

Madison Evans, Junior

 

Hanna Hoke, Junior

 

Cindy Kang, Sophomore

 

Catilin Mason, Senior
Honors thesis: Conceptual complexity and granularity for positive emotions

 

Emily Orr, Senior

 

Chloe Opper, Junior

 

Sejal Parmar, Junior

 

Michael Parrish, Junior

 

Dillon Taylor, Junior

 

Lindsay Wright, Senior
Honors thesis: Baseline affective experiences and valence asymmetry in emotional granularity