Undergraduate Students

Our undergraduate research assistants are an important part of our lab.  Below is a list of the current undergraduate students who are a part of our lab.

Head RA:

Giovanna Alves is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Crime,Law and Deviance. She is head research assistant at the Technology and Aging lab. Currently, she is working on the relationship between criminal television shows and viewers’ forensic knowledge for her Honors in the Major research. She is also currently exploring differences in social presence in lonely adults and examining effects on different break types on cognitive performance.

 


Post-Baccalaureate Researchers:

Tabitha Praino

Amanda Megan Swiger, B.S. obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.  She is currently researching and assisting on projects in TAL including VR and cognitive restoration via immersion and social robotics, and she plans on getting a master’s degree in video game design and production.

 


Undergraduate Researchers:

Bijita Devkota

Jacquelyn Schreck

Estefania Berrios

Jeremy Bramwell is an undergraduate senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Sciences. He is preparing to graduate from the University of Central Florida in spring of 2019 and is looking forward to attending  graduate school for Cognitive Neuroscience thereafter.  Jeremy is currently working on the usability of smart assistant devices in the Technology and Aging Lab.

 

 

Alexis Burn

Jordan Sasser

 Jonathan Lynch is a senior majoring in Industrial/Organizational psychology. After graduation he plans to pursue a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational psychology with a focus in counterproductive work behaviors and job burnout.

 

 

Charlotte Payne is a senior majoring in Psychology. She is interested in research related to cognitive and neuropsychology. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school.

 

 

Tara Owens

Adam Broomfield is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in business. He is currently researching and assisting with projects related to social presence as well as loneliness. He is looking forward to attending graduate school for counseling and eventually having his own business.

Holly Winters is a senior majoring in psychology and earning a certificate in criminal profiling. She is currently researching and assisting with projects related to loneliness and social robotics. She is looking forward to attending graduate school for mental health counseling.

Luciana Jones is a sophomore majoring in health sciences and minoring in psychology. She is currently researching and assisting with projects related to social presence as well as loneliness. She is looking forward to attending graduate school for osteopathic medicine in pursuit of becoming a Pediatric Dermatologist.

Dishanki Savlais a Senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Statistics. She is currently a sub investigator for a project that measures the relationship between loneliness and participants’ perception of virtual conversations. She is looking forward to go to graduate school for a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

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Kendahl Krause is a senior undergraduate in the Psychology program and is completing two minors in Cognitive Sciences and Dance. She is the head research assistant in the Technology and Aging Lab. Currently, she is working on an Honors in the Major thesis that explores the relationship between dance expertise and the perception of emotions through movement.
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Sean Hinkle is a junior majoring in psychology with minors in computer science and philosophy. He is currently co-authoring a paper on social presence and it’s applications to HRI, as well as assisting with projects related to loneliness, HRI, and usability. He is planning to attend graduate school for Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology once he graduates.
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Jordyn Hollander is a junior majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in psychology. She is hoping to go to medical school in the future to become a pediatric doctor.
Bahia Mohd is a junior majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in psychology. She is currently researching and assisting with projects related to social presence as well as loneliness. She is in the works of starting her own research in the Technology and Aging lab soon. Bahia’s future goal is to attend dental school to become a dentist.
Allen Hagen is an aspiring graduate student, aiming for a PhD in clinical psychology. He has been in the lab since May 2019. His interests involve health psychology, and he is currently working on his Honors in the Major Thesis, which attempts to investigate history of involvement in combat sports and severity of subtypes of psychopathy.
Kaitlin Higby is a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology. She is interested in research related to cognitive psychology and has assisted with projects involving social networks and loneliness. After graduation, she plans on going to graduate school and becoming a speech-language pathologist.
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