Laura Heisick, Ph.D.

Laura Heisick, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
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Biography

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 (i.e. forgetting)

Reward processing

Physiological indices of memory (e.g. eye movements and pupil dilation)

Education

Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

Course Schedule
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Personality Psychology
Basic Research Methods in Psychology