People

The CRADL Group: Members and
Faculty


Jeff Gilger

Principle Investigator/  Lab Director | Professor and Chair of Developmental Psychology

Degree:
  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987, Developmental Psychology/Behavioral Genetics
  • M.A. Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara, 1984, Experimental Psychology/Personality
  • M.S. California State University, Hayward, 1982, Clinical Child/School Psychology, Pupil Personnel and California School Psychologist Credentials
  • B.A. California State University, Hayward, 1980, Psychology/Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Area of Specialty and/or Interest:
  • Spatial Cognition, Giftedness, Reading, Learning/Language Disabilities
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Special Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Genetics

Meaghan N. Altman

Lab Manager

Degree:
  • Ph.D./M.S. Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
Area of Specialty and/or Interest:
  • Evolutionary influence on the development and expression of social-cognitive processes.
  • More specifically, how are variables such as interpersonal relationships, empathetic arousal, and perceived similarity mediate cognitive mechanisms related to perception, moral decision making, and attention.

Alex Khislavsky

Degree:
  • Ph.D./M.S. Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
  • B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Area of Specialty and/or Interest:
  •  My broad focus is the study of attention, inhibition, and executive function across contexts.
  • More specifically my projects look at how factors like social ostracism, bilingualism, and natural selection pressures influence our ability to pay attention, switch focus, stop task-irrelevant responses, and use higher-order reasoning. Recently we’ve also been using complex statistical methods to analyze large archival datasets  as a means of better understanding changes in attention function over time. My target populations are young children, teens, and young adults.

Current Graduate Students


Cerena Lee      slee438@ucmerced.edu
Anabel Castillo   acastillo7@ucmerced.edu
Maryam Trebeau Crogmam      maycrow7@gmail.com

 


Current RA’s


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