Cognition, Brain, & Behavior
Michael Kalish, Ph.D.
507 Huntington Hall
Catherine A. Cornwell, Amy H. Criss, Michael L. Kalish, David Kellen, Lynn J. Lohnas, Lael J. Schooler, Bradley A. Seymour
The Cognition, Brain, & Behavior (CBB) program offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Research in the area is centered on using computational methods and theory to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying cognitive and neural processing. Cognitive and perceptual processes under study include visual perception, memory, learning, attention, knowledge development, concepts and categories, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making. Research in this area contributes to the understanding of human behavior in individual and social environments and provides the structure on which to build applications to improve health and behavior.
Students receive research training at the forefront of cognitive psychology. Students are assigned a core faculty member as primary advisor upon entry to the program and are required to actively participate in research through the duration of their program of study. Participation is designed to facilitate the development of research and professional skills necessary for a career in psychological science. Required milestones include completion of a first year research project, Master’s proposal and defense, qualifying exam, and Dissertation proposal and defense.