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Dr. Andy Luttrell

Lab Director (He/Him)

Andy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Ball State University. He completed his undergraduate degree in 2010 at Eastern Illinois University and completed his doctoral studies in 2016 at Ohio State University. He primarily studies when and why people’s attitudes change and the qualities of particularly durable attitudes such as moralization and emotionality. These interests include extensions of attitudes research to other areas such as neuroscience, culture, and intergroup relations. He’s the proud father of one cat and one human child.

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Tara Goering

Graduate Student (She/Her)

Tara is a second-year graduate student in the Psychological Science MA program at Ball State University. She’s interested in examining how individual differences in moral foundations, social identities, and cognitive effort relate to support for existing structural power systems and political and prosocial behaviors. In her free time, she enjoys cross-training, creating recycled art, and wrangling her pet raccoon, Lil.

Sydney Graham

Graduate Student (She/Her)

Sydney is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology MA program. Her research interests broadly involve discovering how big factors like emotion regulation and gender can influence each other and affect different circumstances in a person’s life and the events that occur. She previously investigated suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. She wishes to take her education and apply it to mental health advocacy and work with a non-profit. A fun fact about her is that she is training for a half marathon!

Rasheedah Adisa

Graduate Student (She/Her)

Rasheedah is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology MA program from Nigeria. Her research interests involve understanding factors that can aid or affect resilience and improve relationship health through various life-altering experiences like chronic illness, grief, and loss. She enjoys writing reflection-based pieces on life experiences and faith to inspire positive change in her audience and promote spiritual, mental, and emotional health and well-being. She also likes watching comedy TV shows and having soulful conversations in her free time.

Emmanuella Asiama-Sampong

Graduate Student (She/Her)

Emmanuella is currently a second-year master’s student in the Clinical Psychology master’s program. She is an international student from Ghana, West Africa. Her research interests more broadly are in behavioral and substance addictions, trauma and resilience-based interventions as well as diversity issues in the mental health space. She loves to brainstorm, sew, and cook when she is not reading. A fun fact about her is that she is a food lover who loves to try new recipes and dishes, the most recent one is a dish from India called Biryani.

Alicia Van Duyn

Undergraduate Student


Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Liza Cohen (2021-2023)

Rylan Deer (2021-2023)

Anjusha Kumar (2021-2023)

Christopher Hattery (2021)

Rose Skelly (2019-2021)

Kaitlyn Dunn (2020-2021)

Keith Richards (2018-2019)

Amr Elshazly (2018)

Tollie Schultz (2017-2019)

JJ Togans (2017-2018)

Alexcia Kilgore (2018)

Undergraduate Students

DeFord Cope (2022-2023)

Ryan Hartsook (2022)

Presley Hess (2022)

Brianna Lopez (2021-2022)

Joseph Trentadue (2020-2021)

Hannele Burch (2020-2021)

Bobbie Burton (2019-2021)

Paulie Robinson-Stevens (2018-2021)

Olivia Snyder (2017)

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