Graduate Students

Peter Reschke

Peter is a PhD candidate in his fifth year studying Developmental Psychology. He graduated in 2011 with a BS in psychology with a Spanish minor from Brigham Young University. Peter is broadly interested in emotional and social cognitive development, with a particular focus on the development of understanding others’  emotions, goals, and mental states, and how these processes impact social interaction. Peter is also interested in the development of emotion perception during early childhood and across the lifespan.

Peter Reschke CV

Contact info: preschke@ucmerced.edu

Jennifer Knothe

Jennifer is a third-year Ph.D. student from Pasadena, CA. In 2014 she graduated from California State University, Channel Islands with a B.A. in Psychology. She is interested in the social and emotional development of infants and emotion perception across the lifespan. Specifically, she is interested in parent-child communication about emotions, infants understanding of empathy and empathic behaviors, and the development of emotion perception.

 

Jennifer Knothe CV

Contact info: jknothe@ucmerced.edu

 

Lukas Lopez

Lukas is a second-year Ph.D. student from Anaheim, CA. He graduated in 2014 from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Psychology. He is interested in infant and child cognitive development and more specifically focused on socio-emotional development, emotional regulation, and infant language environments. 

Contact info: llopez65@ucmerced.edu