Chair of Psychology
Julia Strand (B.A., Tufts University; PhD., Washington University in St. Louis) teaches courses including Introduction to Psychology, the Psychology of Spoken Words, and Sensation & Perception. Her research focuses on how humans are able to turn sensory information about speech into meaningful representations. Topics of research include how cognitive abilities influence language perception, what traits of words promote easy recognition, how word recognition abilities change with age, and how visual information (seeing the talker) influences language processing.
Katrina is a Psychology major and Neuroscience minor from Wadsworth, Illinois. She is interested in cognitive and clinical psychology as well as addressing public health concerns pertaining to marginalized groups. Katrina enjoys traveling, chilling at the pool or beach, and rereading her favorite childhood novels in her free time.
Nic is a cognitive science major from Oakland, California. His interests span the mysteries of consciousness and perception and their application to the business world. Outside of academics, Nic enjoys learning about philosophy, meditation, and technological innovations such as electric vehicles and space transportation. Nic loves cycling, walking his dog, and listening to his handcrafted Spotify playlists.
Helen is a Cognitive Science major, a Neuroscience minor, and a Music Performance minor from Wenzhou, China. She is interested in the brain and cognitive sciences, especially vision and how it is integrated with other senses. Outside of academics, Helen loves all kinds of music. She is in Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble, playing a Chinese musical instrument called the Guzheng.
Emmett hails from a small town in Southern Minnesota called Northfield. He isn’t quite sure what he wants to major in yet, but is interested in cognitive science, languages, international happenings, and music. When he’s not pursuing any of these things, he enjoys spending his time running, and also walking.
Gigi is a Psychology major/Spanish minor from Durham, North Carolina. She has an interest in attending nursing school after Carleton and is currently certified as a nurse aide. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling and comparing chai lattes at various coffee shops.