Affiliated faculty

Affiliated Faculty Accepting Students

Note. Affiliated faculty may serve as Primary Thesis Supervisor and mentor students as they complete the Developmental Psychology Program.

Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D.

Dr. Ben-Zeev is in the Mind, Brain, and Behavior concentration. His research explores basic cognitive processes foundational to social categorization, stereotyping, and discrimination and theory- and evidence-based social equity interventions.
Web: https://www.avibenzeev.com/
Email: benzeev@sfsu.edu

David E. Gard, Ph.D.

Dr. Gard is in the Clinical Concentration. His research focuses on severe psychopathology including schizophrenia and major depression. online.sfsu.edu/dgard/

Melissa Hagan, Ph.D.

Dr. Hagan is in the Clinical Concentration. Her research focuses on early life adversity, post-traumatic stress disorder, early childhood, parenting, chronic stress, and psychophysiology. http://www.sfsustarlab.com/ mjhagan@sfsu.edu

Sarah Holley, Ph.D.

Dr. Holley is in the Clinical Concentration. Her research focuses on Intimate relationship processes, emotional functioning, and mental and physical health. 
Web: http://www.rehlabsfsu.com/
Email: sholley@sfsu.edu

Ryan Howell, Ph.D. 

Dr. Howell is in the Mind, Brain, and Behavior concentration. His research explores how "development, personality, motivation, values, beliefs, forecasts, and community interact with a person's economic conditions and financial decision-making to influence experienced quality of life--from suffering to flourishing."
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/howellhappinsslab/home
Email: rhowell@sfsu.edu

Shasta Ihorn, Ph.D.

Dr. Ihorn is in the School Psycholog concentration, and her work examines cultural competence, interpersonal relationships, and resilience.
Email: 
sihorn@tamu.edu

Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D.

Dr. Morsella is in the Mind, Brain, and Behavior concentration. His research explores the neural and cognitive mechanisms responsible for conscious states.
Web: http://online.sfsu.edu/morsella/
Email: morsella@sfsu.edu

Zena R. Mello, Ph.D.

Dr. Mello is in the Social, Personality and Affective Sciences concentration, and her research examines time perspective and perceptions of group membership. 
Web: http://faculty.sfsu.edu/~zmello/home  
Email: zmello@sfsu.edu

Diana Sanchez, Ph.D.

Dr. Sanchez is in the Industrial/Organizational concentration, and her work examines the uses of various forms of technology in the workplace.
Web: https://psychology.sfsu.edu/iopsych/workplace_technology_research_lab
E
mail: sanchezdianar@sfsu.edu

Amy Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Smtih's research focuses on legal psychology, legal decision making, effects of incarceration, and social justice. 
Email: smithae@sfsu.edu

Gaurav Suri, Ph.D.

Dr. Suri's research studies the brain mechanisms that shape motivated actions and decision making.
Website: https://www.suriradlab.com/
E
mail: suri@sfsu.edu