Los Angeles Times Features Research by Dr. Brian Haas, Megan Filkowski, and Nick Cochran

We are pleased to announce that UGA psychology's very own Dr. Brian Haas, Megan Filkowski, and Nick Cochran have had their research featured in the Los Angeles Times and UGA Today. Their research titled "Epigenetic modification of OXT and human sociability," was originally published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Psychology Newsletter: Summer 2016

Welcome from Department Head

Welcome to another great year in the Department of Psychology. Our annual graduation and awards ceremonies last spring highlighted some of the great work our students are doing. Fall semester is already upon us and we look forward to a productive year with more great accomplishments by our faculty and students. We hope you enjoy this latest installment of our newsletter!

-Department Head Keith Campbell


Ivan Ruiz

Graduate Student

Basic Information

Ivan is a 3rd year Clinical Ph.D. student. He graduated from UCSD with a major in Psychology. As an undergraduate student, he volunteered in the Perception and Cognition Lab UCSD under the supervision of Dr. John Serences and helped in studies examining visual attention in healthy individuals. Prior to start graduate school, he spent some years working in the VA San Diego as a paid research assistant conducting in clinical trials, including the combined therapeutic effects of oxytocin and psychosocial intervention (i.e., cognitive behavioral social skills training) in individuals with schizophrenia. His research interest is in understanding different factors contributing to the generalized neurocognitive deficit in schizophrenia. 

Brooke Jackson

Graduate Student
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program

Basic Information

629 Psychology Building

My research focuses on populations with psychosis utilizing structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging and eye-tracking paradigms. Current projects focus on saccadic eye-movements to assess measures of cognitive control.