Lab Director: Dr. Drew Abney
Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2019) in Developmental Psychology at Indiana University
Ph.D (2016) in Cognitive and Information Sciences at the University of California, Merced
M.S. (2012) in Quantitative Psychology and Cognitive/Behavioral Science at Illinois State University
Christopher Bell (Graduate Student: Psychology): Chris is interested in studying how motor skills develop in infants and toddlers.
Eliana Gelman (Undergraduate Research Assistant: Cognitive Science, Interdisciplinary Art): Eliana plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in developmental neuroscience.
Avery Hughes (Undergraduate Research Assistant: Psychology, Human Services): Avery plans to attend graduate school and persue a career in mental health services.
Christian Jerry (Graduate Student: Psychology): Christian is interested in studying how early sensorimotor experiences impact infant behaviors.
Amanda Kolberg (Undergraduate Research Assistant: Psychology, Cognitive Science): Amanda plans to attend graduate school to become an adolescent psychologist.
Sophie Mazzella (Undergraduate Research Assistant: Psychology, Human Services): Sophie plans to attend graduate school to become a school psychologist.
Bhumy Patel (Undergraduate Research Assistant: Psychology): Bhumy plans to take 1-2 gap years to attend graduate school before attending medical school to become a physician.
Grace Steffen (Graduate Student: Psychology): Grace is interested in studying the relationship between behavior and physiology during development.
Brinkley Abney (Independent Scholar): Brinkley recently earned a Ph.D. in sticks and is now doing an AKC-funded postdoctoral fellowship building his expertise on state-of-the-art squirrel chasing techniques.
Research Assistant: This could be you! If you are interested in working in the lab as an undergradute research assistant, please email Dr. Abney (drew 'dot' abney 'at' uga 'dot' edu) with the subject heading 'Research Assistant Interest' and a send me a paragraph about why you are interested in working in the lab. If you are interested in working in the lab as an undergraduate student, please complete this brief survey.
Summer 2023: High School 'Young Dawg' Shreya Lakshmisha presenting her summer research.
Spring 2023: Mixing the good stuff in life -- science and pizza.
Luke Armao (2021-2022): Now doing a Ph.D. at UT-Austin. Master's Thesis: Joint Attention and Language Development: A Meta-Analysis.
Sara Ashley Collins (2021-2023): Now doing a Ph.D. at Colorado State University.
Elizabeth Na (2021-2022): Now enrolled in a Physician Assistant graduate program.
Nick Edwards: 2021-2022
Archi Patel: 2021-2022
Hamza Syed: 2021-2022