Core Faculty

Algoe, Sara
Associate Professor
324 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2538

Dr. Algoe studies the roles of emotions in social interactions. Visit her online: Emotions and Social Interactions Laboratory.

Fredrickson, Barbara
Kenan Distinguished Professor
309 Davie Hall
(919) 843-0091

Dr. Fredrickson studies emotions, well-being, and positive psychology. Visit her online: Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory.

Gray, Kurt
Associate Professor
327 Davie Hall
(919) 843-5426

Dr. Gray studies moral psychology and and mind perception. Visit him online: Mind Perception and Morality Lab.

Lindquist, Kristen
Associate Professor
321 Davie Hall
(919) 843-6260

Dr. Lindquist studies emotions and affective neuroscience. Visit her online: Carolina Affective Science Lab.

Muscatell, Keely
Assistant Professor
328 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9113

Dr. Muscatell studies how social experiences (e.g., stress, social status, inequality, discrimination, loneliness, social support) influence physical health and emotional well-being, incorporating techniques from social neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology to identify pathways linking the social environment and health outcomes. Visit her online: Social Neuroscience and Health Lab.

Payne, B. Keith
Professor | Social Psychology Program Director
312 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2055

Dr. Payne studies automatic thoughts and feelings, with a focus on stereotyping, prejudice, and social attitudes. Visit him online: Keith Payne, Ph.D.

Sheeran, Paschal
323 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4872

Dr. Sheeran studies self-regulation; specifically, how people direct their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve goals. Visit him online: Paschal Sheeran, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty have official appointments with the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and assist the Department by collaborating with faculty, mentoring doctoral students, or teaching undergraduates.

Akos, Patrick
Adjunct Professor | School of Education
105 E Peabody Hall
(919) 843-4758

Christian, Michael
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(919) 962-2983

Grewen, Karen
Adjunct Associate Professor | Department of Psychiatry
256 Medical Wing D
(919) 966-2544

Emeritus Faculty

Insko, Chester
Retired Faculty
342A Davie Hall

Thompson, Vaida
Professor Emerita