Arash Assar, M.S.
Arash is a second-year graduate student in the Clinical and Quantitative Master programs at Ball State University. He currently works as the graduate lab manager in Dr. Diaz’s Developmental PACE Lab as well as working as a graduate assistant in Dr. Johnson’s APEx Lab. His research interests include self-compassion and mindfulness-based interventions’ therapeutic capacity in helping individuals manage anxiety and stress reactivity and sleep behavior in both athlete and non-athlete populations. In his free time, Arash likes to play basketball, go hiking, play board games, and spend time with family and friends.
Allison Sederlund, B.S.
Allison is a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Master’s of Arts program and Quantitative Psychology Master’s of Science program at Ball State University. She currently works as a graduate research assistant in Dr. Diaz’s Developmental PACE Lab and is the lab manager for Dr. Holtgraves’s Communication and Pragmatics Lab. Her research interests include computational linguistic analysis of language used to report dreams, longitudinal impacts of various psychosocial factors on development, and program evaluation. After graduation, her goal is to obtain a PhD in either Clinical or Counseling Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, jigsaw puzzles, and rock climbing.
Olivia Hovermale, B.S.
Olivia is a second-year student in the Clinical and Quantitative Psychology Master’s Program at Ball State. She currently works as a graduate research assistant in Dr. Diaz’s Developmental PACE Lab and volunteers in Dr. Luttrell’s Luttrell Attitudes & Behaviors Lab. Her research interests include morality, forensics and the justice system, and assessment. After graduation, her goal is to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, three cats, and two horses, spoiling her niece and nephews, and reading true crime.
Emmanuella Asiama, B.S.
Emmanuella (Ella) is a first-year graduate student, currently in the Clinical Psychology MA program. She is particularly interested in resilience and trauma studies. Currently she is a research assistant at the PACE lab as well as the Communication lab. She is pursuing a PHD program after graduation and potentially working as a professor and a researcher. She also loves to make clothes, brainstorm, and try out new recipes.
Trent Nobbe is a senior who is majoring in psychological science and minoring in interpersonal relations, peace studies and conflict resolution, and history. He is working in the PACE lab on a study of Personality and Sleep. His current research interests include cognitive dissonance in relationships, the effects of group perceptions, and methods of social control. Goals after graduation include attending graduate school for counseling and traveling the world. When not in school he likes to spend time with his friends, work out, watch tv, experience new things, and travel to new places.