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Lisa Newell


Uhler Hall, Room 215

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Fall 2015 Office Hours

  • Tuesday 2:00–3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:00–3:15 p.m.

How I became interested in Psychology

I’ve always been a “people-watcher,” and I found psychology to be a challenging way to understand observed behavior.

Areas of Interest

My research addresses the development of perception and social cognition in infants, young children, and individuals with autism. Specifically, I am interested in face recognition abilities and joint attention skills.

Current Research and Professional Projects

Currently I am working on several studies which investigate how face perception and joint attention skills are related from infancy through adulthood in typically-developing and autistic populations. I am also a co-investigator of a longitudinal study of infant siblings of children with autism. There are many opportunities in my lab for students seeking research experience.


BS, Slippery Rock University: Psychology

PhD, University of Pittsburgh: Developmental Psychology

Courses Taught

PSYC 310: Developmental Psychology

Dr. Newell’s Curriculum Vita


Lisa Newell

  • Psychology Department
  • Uhler Hall, Room 101
    1020 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2426
  • Fax: 724-357-2214
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.