Relationship Science Laboratory
Edison Science Building
Erin Hughes (Lab Director)
Erin is a junior and hopes to be in the lab until she graduates in the Spring of 2016. Her main interests of study include relationships and mental health. The current study she is working on is how rapid self-expansion can be positive or aversive to a person. Erin hopes in the future to study how mental health disorders relate to neuroscience. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Erin plans on getting her PhD in either clinical or social psychology.
Raquel is in her senior year and will continue in the lab until she graduates in 2015. At the moment Raquel is working on the “Heat of Passion” project which examines how embodied experiences of temperature (manipulated through chewing types of fruit, mint, or cinnamon gum) influences perceptions of the current relationship, as well as their attraction towards others. She plans on continuing her education by getting a Ph.D. in psychology and using that to become a PTSD specialist or to rehabilitate juveniles.
Brianna is currently in her second semester of sophomore year, and wishes to be in the lab until she graduates in the spring of 2016. Her main interests of study are relationships and substance abuse. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Brianna wishes to go to graduate school to study substance abuse or clinical psychology. is a sophomore and hopes to be in the lab until she graduates in the Spring of 2016. Her main interests of study are relationships and substance abuse. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Brianna wishes to go to graduate school to study substance abuse or clinical psychology.
My name is Carly Eckert, I am a senior who graduates in the spring of 2015. I really like psychology and the various careers that I can pursue with a psychology degree. If asked what I wanted to do last year, it would have been an easy answer. I would tell you that I wanted to pursue a career in animal behavior and dolphin assisted therapy. I planned to get my Ph.D and work towards applying dolphin therapy to PTSD victims. However, I am currently an HR intern, which has suddenly peaked my interest in relationships and how people work together. Now, I can't tell you exactly what my plan is anymore, but I can tell you that I really want to get as much experience possible in the research field as possible, and hopefully see if it's a better career for me. I'm really excited to see what my future holds.
Jordyn is currently in her junior year and hopes to continue research in the lab until spring semester of her senior year. Her main studies of interest include relationships and neuroscience. After graduating from Monmouth University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Jordyn hopes to earn a PhD correlating to one of her fields of interest.