Lisa Newell

  • Lisa Newell


    Uhler Hall, Room 215

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    Spring 2018 Office Hours

    • Monday 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    • Tuesday 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    • Friday 11:00 a.m.–12:00 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