Most NKU Psychological Science faculty have ongoing research programs, and they often ask students to assist them with research.  Frequently, this collaboration leads to co-authorship on publications and conference presentations.

  • Dr. Bill Attenweiler studies work-related stress, organizational surveys, and correlational research including linear and multiple regression.
  • Dr. Mark Bardgett investigates the effects of antipsychotic drugs on brain development.
  • Dr. Robin Bartlett examines the development of career and family life roles in college students.
  • Dr. Kim Breitenbecher and Dr. Kathleen Fuegen conduct research at the intersection of health and environmental psychology.  Specifically, they explore the psychological benefits of exposure to nature and physical activity, as well as psychological and environmental variables that affect pain perception.
  • Dr. Ty Brumback studies the effects of substance use on brain development and functioning, with a focus on changes in body-brain interactions through the autonomic nervous system.
  • Dr. Kathleen Fuegen collaborates with Dr. Kim Breitenbecher on research that explores the psychological benefits of exposure to nature and physical activity, as well as psychological and environmental variables that affect pain perception.  Dr. Fuegen also conducts research on how stereotypes affect judgment and decision making.
  • Dr. Perilou Goddard examines the effects of drug policy.
  • Dr. Allyson Graf broadly studies aspects of healthy aging, including personal perceptions and attitudes.
  • Dr. Doug Krull studies the psychology of religion and first impressions.
  • Dr. Cecile Marczinski studies the combined effect of alcohol and energy drinks.
  • Dr. Phil Moberg is interested in workplace bullying and abuse, work motivation, and psychological testing.
  • Dr. Kalif Vaughn studies human learning and memory for academic material.
  • Dr. Justin Yates investigates the contribution of glutamate receptors to impulsive/risky decision making and drug addiction.