Laura Heisick, Ph.D.

Laura Heisick, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W311
W311 Olmsted Building
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA 17057

Laura Heisick earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the Cognitive and Brain Sciences program at Louisiana State University, and she is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State Harrisburg. Her research interests include human memory processes and face perception from both basic and applied perspectives. Dr. Heisick's work investigates the difficulties and failures of unfamiliar face perception, consequences of forgetting on purpose and by accident, and physiological indices of memory, such as eye movements and pupil dilation. She is currently teaching in the undergraduate psychology program.

Research Interests

Unfamiliar face perception and matching

Social aspects of face perception

Prospective person memory

Successes and failures of memory, including forgetting, false memory, and source errors

Physiological indices of memory, such as eye movements or pupil dilation


Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

Course Schedule
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Personality Psychology
Introduction to Social Psychology
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Basic Research Methods in Psychology
Advanced Cognitive Psychology