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  • Mattea Parker, B.S.

    Mattea is interested in exploring pathways to risk within the context of externalizing psychopathology in youth and families. With a particular focus on specific child-rearing environments, such as those characterized by poverty, parent-child relationships, intergenerational trauma, and early exposure to trauma, Mattea seeks to understand how these factors influence and potentially modify the quality of […]

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  • Deemah Alturkait, B.S.

    Deemah Alturkait is a second-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, B.S.

    Molly Armstrong graduated from Ball State University with a major in Psychology and 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. She is currently a master’s student in Ball State’s clinical psychology master’s […]

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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) graduated in 2022 from Ball State University. While at Ball State, Kimberly double majored in Psychological Science and Criminal Justice & Criminology, minored in Women’s and Gender Studies, and was in the Honors College. Her Senior Honor’s Thesis focused on public perception of solitary confinement under the supervision of Dr. Johnson. After […]

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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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