Current Projects

Past Projects

These are a few of the projects we have completed in the past.

Members of the "A Lab" Research Team

Graduate Students

photo of alex reidAlex Reid, Lab Supervisor, has a bachelor's degree in psychology, and he is currently completing his master's degree in general experimental psychology. His educational goal is to complete a Ph.D., and his career goal is to become a professor where he can teach, mentor students, and contribute to scholarship. His interests include playing guitar, writing songs, listening to classic rock and pop, and broadway musicals.

Nouha Hallak is a master's student in the clinical psychology program. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology. Her educational goal is to complete a doctorate in clinical psychology, and her career goal is to be practiciing psychotherapist and teach classes in higher education. Her interests include cooking gourmet meals, music, and traveling.

photo of kelly whalingKelly Whaling graduated from CSU, Dominguez Hills, summa cum laude with a major in psychology and a minor in biology. She is currently obtaining her M.A. in clinical psychology (expected May 2015) at CSUN. Kelly’s educational goal is to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and her career goal is to teach at a university and research mood disorders and suicidal ideation in ethnic minority populations. In her free time, Kelly enjoys animal rescue, hiking, gardening, and going to Disneyland!

Undergraduate Students

photo of farin bakhtiariFarin Bakhtiari is a senior majoring in psychology, and she is currently working for the Psychology Department and the Psychology Research Area at CSUN. Her goals are to complete a Ph.D. and become a professor where she can teach future helping professionals and provide workshops in the community. Her interests include hiking, dancing, poem performance, playing basketball, trying new things, learning about life, and laughing.

pic of cynthiaCynthia Navarro is an undergraduate student majoring in psychology. She is interested in clinical and developmental psychology. Cynthia's educational goal is to complete a PhD. in clinical psychology after which, she would like to become a professor to teach, mentor, and conduct research. She would also like to have her own private practice to counsel children and adolescents. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography, and reading books.

photo of karina van bogartKarina Van Bogart is a student at the University of California, Merced majoring in psychology. Karina is interested in the application of mathematics and statistics in health-related fields. She would like to complete a Ph.D. and become a medical researcher.

Natusuko Jacobson is a senior in Psychology. Her goal is to get a graduate degree in counseling or social work where she can make a difference by working in the helping profession.

photo of jacyln grossJaclyn Gross is a senior in psychology with a minor in family studies. In addition to being a research assistant, she is a volunteer listener for the a crisis helpline. Also, she is currently the president of the CSUN chapter of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. She is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Her career goal is to help stigmatized populations.

photo of nina bowlerNina Bowker is an undergraduate majoring in both Child and Adolescent Development and Psychology. In the Spring of 2014, she will be graduating and plans to take a year off to travel, volunteer, and conduct more research. Her goal is to complete a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy to become a licensed therapist who works with infants, young children, and couples.

Recent Past Students

  • Dani Yomtov is currently working on his Ph.D. in Education: Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment at The University of Connecticut.
  • Kayleigh Welsh is working on her Ph.D. in school psychology at UC, Santa Barbara.
  • Paige Seegan is working on her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Texas Tech University.