Andy Luttrell, Ph.D.

Lab Director

Andy is an Assistant 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 certainty and moral conviction. These interests include extensions of attitudes research to other areas such as neuroscience, culture, and intergroup relations. (For more, see the research page.)

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Rose Skelly

Graduate Student

Rose is a graduate student in the clinical psychology MA program. She graduated in 2018 from Ball State University after majoring in psychological science and news journalism. Rose is interested in studying health psychology and its intersection with clinical psychology, and plans to continue her education in a doctoral program after graduation. She’s worked in journalism since 2017, currently as a freelance reporter for a newspaper in Jay County, Indiana.

Nathan Houle

Graduate Student

Nathan is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology MA program. He received his BS in Psychology from Central Michigan University. Nathan is interested in research pertaining to personality, decision-making, performance, and cognitive-perceptual applications. Nathan is currently involved in research pertaining to charity decision-making and the effects of meditation on performance. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys playing guitar, producing music, and reading.

Keith Richards

Graduate Student

Keith is a graduate student in the Cognitive and Social Processes MA program. He earned his BA in Psychology and French from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a behavioral scientist for the US Air Force. Keith is currently involved in various research projects on congeniality bias, attitudes and behavior, certainty, and persuasion. In his spare time, Keith enjoys running, reading, traveling, and trying new food.

Bobbie Burton

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bobbie is a third-year undergraduate student who will graduate with a B.A. in Psychological Science and a minor in Marketing. She is interested in the field of I/O Psychology and the various topics that could be associated with that field, including attitudes, motivation, and persuasion. She is on the Executive Boards of Student Honors Council and Jump Rope Club at Ball State, and she is an Honors Undergraduate Research Fellow. In her free time, Bobbie enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, and listening to her favorite bands.

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Tollie Schultz (2017-2019)

JJ Togans (2017-2018), Now a PhD student at Miami University

Alexcia Kilgore (2018)

Undergraduate Students

Paulie Robinson-Stevens (2018-2019)

Olivia Snyder (2017)