TLC Lab Members

Vrinda Kalia (PI) is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at MU. She has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Clark University. She can frequently be found in the Psychology Building at MU exercising her two passions - teaching and doing research in psychology. 

Graduate Students 
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Katherine (Katie) Knauft

Senior Graduate Student

Katie is in her 5th year in the graduate program. She is doing her dissertation work on the impact of stress on cognitive flexibility.

Recent work by Katie:

Knauft et al., 2021: Perceived Chronic Stress Influences the Effect of Acute Stress on Cognitive Flexibility

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Niki Hayatbini

Graduate Student; Lab Manager

Niki is a 3rd year graduate student. She is interested in examining cognitive and emotional correlates of orthorexia nervosa. 

Recent work by Niki:

Hayatbini et al., 2021: Cognitive Reappraisal Moderates the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Cognitive Flexibility

UnDerGraduate Students 
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Maggie Finn

RA

Maggie is a senior psychology major. She is interested in studying stress and anxiety.

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Raghavee Neupane

RA

Raghavee is a senior microbiology major with a pre-med focus. She is interested in the effect of stress on emotion and cognition. 

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Noelle Geisler

RA

Noelle is a sophomore psychology major. She is interested in studying stress in older adults.

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Rylie Turner

RA

Rylie is a psychology major with a neuroscience co-major. She is interested in studying stress and it's effects on cognitive functions in the brain.

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Gabriella Addae

RA

Gabriella is a first year psychology major. She is interested in the relationship between cognition and motivation.

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Jasmine Craine

RA

Jasmine is a psychology major.

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Emily Janssen

RA

Emily is a strategic communications major.

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