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  • Deemah Alturkait, B.S.

    Deemah Alturkait is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology M.A. program. She received her B.S. in Psychological Sciences and minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. Deemah is interested in studying childhood trauma, empathy, personality, and externalizing behavior. She is especially interested in how environmental and cultural influences shape externalizing […]

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  • Callie

    Callie is a naughty cat that has lived with Molly since she was in elementary school and is currently waiting anxiously for Molly to return home for the summer. When she isn’t sleeping, she is running the house – meowing orders at her loyal subjects. Her owners and guests can only see her when she […]

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  • Molly Armstrong

    Molly Armstrong will be a Senior at Ball State University who is majoring in Psychology with minors in Psychology of Human Development and International Studies. Her research interests lie primarily in the parenting styles, traumatic experiences, empathy levels, risk-taking and aggressive behaviors in children and adolescents. In the fall, she will be applying to both […]

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  • Arash Assar, M.S.

    Arash Assar is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical and Quantitative Psychology Master programs at Ball State University. Arash received his M.S. in Kinesiology & Health with a concentration in sport psychology. His research interests include self-compassion and mindfulness-based interventions’ therapeutic capacity in managing anxiety and stress reactivity, perfectionism, and sleep disturbance in both […]

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  • Indy

    Indy lives with Kimberly and is a brown tabby cat. He was adopted by Kimberly right after she moved to Indiana, hence his name. He loves playing with shoelaces, meowing at birds, and sitting on top of the refrigerator. If he is not begging for treats, you can find him snuggled up and sleeping underneath […]

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  • Abby

    Abby lives with Dr. Johnson and is the official lab of the Johnson lab. Her primary responsibility as the lab’s lab is to maintain high morale. She has little interest in studying psychopathy and prefers to spend her time chasing tennis balls or napping. As a native of Alabama, on Saturdays during football season you […]

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  • Kimberly Ingold, B.S.

    Kimberly Ingold (she/her) is a senior at Ball State University double majoring in Psychological Science and Criminal Justice & Criminology while also minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is currently completing her Senior Honors Thesis studying public perception of solitary confinement under the supervision of Dr. Johnson. After she graduates in May, she plans […]

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    Alexandria Johnson, Ph.D.

    Dr. Alexandria K. Johnson, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a concentration in Psychology & Law from the University of Alabama. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and an APA-accredited postdoctoral […]

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