Henrike Moll - Assistant Professor
I began working as an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology at USC in January 2012. My research focus lies on children’s understanding of perspectives and their ability to engage in joint attention. Visit my personal website for more information, including work I did prior to coming to USC. Send me an email.
Xochitl Cordova - Lab Manager
I’m the lab manager for MID.LA. I received my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish at UCLA (Go Bruins!). I’ve been working in the research field for over 10 years now. I’ve had the privilege of working on many different projects including fMRI addiction research and clinical (medication) trials. I’m excited to be working with infants and toddlers, as I’ve recently become a mommy. My amazing son, Xander, can’t wait to be a research subject himself! Send me an email.
I am a junior from Silverlake, California, studying Psychology with a minor in Sociology. In addition to working at the MIDLA lab, I am also a student supervisor at the USC Bookstore. In my free time, I like to read, play with my chocolate labrador, Cole, and travel. Upon graduating from USC, I plan to pursue a career as a Child Psychologist. Send me an email
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where I studied visual art at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Though I did not continue to pursue formal education in this field in college, I still enjoy drawings and printmaking today. At the University of Texas at Austin I received my B.A. in Linguistics and Philosophy, concentrating on language acquisition and children’s social cognition. Joining the Developmental Psychology Ph.D. program at USC was my first move out of Texas (although I have always been an avid traveller!). Send me an email.
I am a first-year PhD student in Developmental Psychology with a BA in Psychology from UCLA. As an undergraduate, I studied the developmental trajectories of infant siblings of older children with autism. My research interests are in social-cognitive development, with an emphasis in how early joint attention shapes children's understanding of minds. I like spending a lot of my free time reading for pleasure or in the sun, exploring new hike trails and seeking nature in this buzzing metropolis. Send me an email.
Luke McGowan - Postdoc, Lecturer
I study the evolution and development of brains and cognition. I have a PhD in neuroscience from UC Irvine where I studied evo-devo neurobiology with Georg Striedter. At USC, my work focuses on the evolution and development of mechanisms underlying human social cognition. When I’m not doing science, I'm out working on my standup comedy routine! Send me an email.
I am a senior Psychology and Biology double major at USC from Cerritos, California. I am pre-med with aims of becoming an endocrinologist due to my interest in the endocrine system’s ability to control a wide range of organs in the body. I am very interested in early childhood development and social cognition due to my intrigue with my little brother’s development who is 10 years my junior. In addition to my involvement with MID.LA, I work in the Marine Biodiversity Lab at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and watching national geographic documentaries.
I am a sophomore Cognitive Science major at USC from South Pasadena, CA. I absolutely love spending time with kids and have always been intrigued by how they think and view the world. I am currently interested in the different ways children learn and problem-solve and factors affecting the development of these skills. I am extremely thankful for being a part of the MID.LA lab as the environment is most positive, insightful, and stimulating. Send me an email.
I am a junior Psychology and Neuroscience double major at USC. I aim to continue my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology or Occupational Therapy. My main research interest is to expand the existing research of Theory of Mind and its link to Autism. In my free time, I enjoy being an aunt to my 3-year-old niece, Samantha, and a 1-year old nephew, Joshua. Send me an email.
I am a junior Psychology major from Pasadena, California. As part of the Psychology Honors Program, I am currently doing research on Theory of Mind, specifically false belief understanding in toddlers. Upon graduation, my goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in Developmental or Clinical Psychology. In my free time, I love traveling, cooking, and playing with my bunny, Jack! Send me an email.
- Henrike Moll
- 3620 S. McClintock Ave
- SGM 716
- Los Angeles, CA 90089
- Phone: (213) 740 - 2279
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