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Josiane Donadeli
Texas Christian University

Josiane Donadeli is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology at the Federal University of São Carlos, in Brazil. She is currently an intern at Texas Christian University and is working in Dr. Anna I. Petursdottir's lab. Ms. Donadeli earned a Master of Science degree at the Federal University of São Carlos in 2016. Her research focuses on the impact of language on human behavior and the variables that affect the fulfillment of people’s promises. She will return to Brazil in January 2020.

Dr. John Romig
University of Texas at Arlington

John Romig is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia in 2018. Dr. Romig's primary research is in the area of writing assessment and instruction for students with disabilities, and he also researches methods of teacher preparation and professional development. Romig teaches courses on instructional methods for students with disabilities and classroom assessment. In his spare time, he trains for marathons and triathlons.

Dr. Sarah E. Hill
Texas Christian University

Sarah E. Hill earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas in 2006 and is currently an associate professor of psychology at TCU. Dr. Hill is has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters, the majority applying evolutionary ideas to human behavior and psychology. In particular, Hill’s research has focused on understanding interpersonal relationships and health. At a theoretical level, her work integrates three great syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary biology, social psychology, and behavioral ecology. Her research has received steady funding from the National Science Foundation and has been reported in several prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Evolution and Human Behavior.

Summer Mengelkoch
Texas Christian University

Summer Mengelkoch is a Ph.D. student in experimental social psychology at Texas Christian University, She currently works in Dr. Sarah E. Hill's lab, and earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 2013. Summer's research interests include using evolutionary principles and life history theory to understand human behavior. She is specifically interested in studying how disease, inflammation, and immune function affect human behavior and romantic relationships. After completing her degree, she hopes to continue to do research and teach at a university. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing board games, traveling, and spending time with her dog-child, Scrunchie.

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Research Opportunities

  • Saturdays: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Weekdays by request
  • Family Nights and Homeschool Events
  • Weekday/weeknight opportunities for professors, students, and/or class assignments to do research, intervention, training, or other services in the RLC!
  • RLC Collaborations with the Noble Planetarium, including digital research; Live or near-live data visualization.
  • Immersive environments and how colors, sounds, etc. can set the mood and change quickly and on cue


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