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Dr. Emily Hopkins, Lab Director

Dr. Hopkins is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Virginia and has been conducting research on child development for over 15 years. 

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Danielle Cook, Undergraduate research assistant

Danielle is an undergraduate psychology major at The University of Scranton. She is interested in exploring how families interact during play in addition to how the media and sex differences may impact play behaviors. In her free time, Danielle is most likely binge-watching Friends or out hiking.


Sophia Alderman, Undergraduate research assistant

Sophia is an undergraduate studying psychology at the University of Scranton. She loves working with kids and is interested in how children learn and the differences between learning from books and from television. In her free time, Sophia enjoys trying out different restaurants with friends and spending time outdoors.


Emma Nessel, Undergraduate research assistant

Emma is an undergraduate student studying psychology at the University of Scranton. She is interested in how children’s play styles differ depending on if they have siblings in addition to how sex differences can impact play. During her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with her dog and watching new TV shows with her friends.

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