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Faculty Research Interests

Collaborative Research

The faculty of the Psychology Department have collaborated with other prominent researchers on campus, in Chicago, across the U.S., and abroad. A few examples include:

  • Dr. Joyce Hopkins as a coinvestigator with Dr. John Lavigne at Children's Memorial Hospital on a federally funded project that investigates risk factors of infant development.
  • Dr. Young collaborating with economists at the University of Alaska and the University of Tennessee on a project investigating seasonal effects on economic risk-taking behavior.
  • Dr. Mitchell with Chicago Kent's Lori Andrews, JD on human issues in emerging technologies.
  • Dr. Mead with industry experts on matters of test security.
  • Dr. Landis with researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Memphis identifying how learners interact with virtual tutors.
  • Dr. Morris with Dr. Shlomo Argamon in IIT’s Department of Computer Science on a project focused on how individuals from different cultures interpret metaphors.
  • Dr. Roya Ayman is working with a 10-country, 13-scholar team of researchers this team is known as project 3535 on work family interface. Objectives of the study were: 1) to achieve a comprehensive understanding of W-F conflict, its antecedents, and its outcomes, 2) to test and extend current theory on the W-F interface in an international context, and 3) to provide guidance to individuals, organizations, and policy makers regarding how to best alleviate the negative consequences of W-F conflict. It includes researchers from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; University of Guelph, Canada; KoƧ University, Turkey; University of Haifa, Israel, Monash University, Australia; Soochow University, Taiwan; University of Surabaya, Indonesia; Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China; New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi, India; EADA Business School, Spain; St Mary's college IN, USA;   Portland State University, USA. The project website is