Graduate Students

Jennifer Knothe

Jennifer is a fifth-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 fourth-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. 

Lukas Lopez CV

Contact info: llopez65@ucmerced.edu

 

Derrick Ocampo

Derrick is a first-year Ph.D. student from San Diego, CA. In 2015, he graduated from California State University San Marcos with a B.A. in Psychology. He is interested in socio-emotion development during infancy. Specifically, he is interested memory development for emotions, social referencing, emotion understanding, and theory of mind and emotion

Derrick Ocampo CV

Contact info: docampo7@ucmerced.edu