Alumni

LAB MEMBERS:

JUDE ALHAJERI

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: ja2592@nyu.edu

Jude is graduate of New York University – Abu Dhabi, with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her Capstone Project focused on the role of secondary caregiving quality (e.g., nanny care) on child attachment security. Jude completed her Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from UCL; she is interested in working with children who fall outside the scope of typical behavioral and cognitive development.

CHRISTOPHER FACOMPRÉ

Former Research Coordinator

Email: christopher.facompre@nyu.edu

Curriculum Vitae: chris-facompre-cv-2017

Chris earned his Master’s in Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2015. He is primarily

interested in the significance of early-caregiving experiences on child development, parental sensitivity, and the emergence of psychopathology. He is working toward a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University, where he hopes to further explore attachment-based cognitions and intervention.

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CHLOË FINET, PH.D.

Former Post-doctoral Associate

Email: cf105@nyu.edu

Curriculum Vitae: chloë-finet-cv-2018

 

Dr. Chloë Finet received her doctorate in Educational Sciences from the KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2018. As part of her doctorate – performed in collaboration with Leiden University – she studied the development of children who were adopted from China to the Netherlands. Chloë worked as a postdoctoral associate at the New York University Abu Dhabi. She assisted in longitudinal research on the development of attachment representations over time and on the associations between these representations and later adjustment.

BRIAN KIM

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: hk2473@nyu.edu

Brian is a graduate of New York University – Abu Dhabi, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Psychology and Interactive Media. He worked as a research assistant studying the thematic coherence of autobiographical narrative. Brian hopes to pursue his interests in clinical, social, or industrial psychology.

CHRISTIN KÖBER, PH.D.

Former Post-doctoral Associate

Email: christin.kober@nyu.edu

Curriculum Vitae: christin-köber-cv-2017

Dr. Köber earned her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at Goethe University in Frankfurt, working on the longitudinal study “MainLife” guided by Professor Tilmann Habermas. Additionally, she served as junior lecturer at both the American University of Paris and YMCA University of Applied Sciences. She is primarily interested in the cognitive and narrative processes which people employ to remember and share their past and to derive insights in their own personality and identity development throughout the life span.

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ARAVIND KUMAR

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: aravind.sk@nyu.edu

Aravind is a NYUAD graduate majoring in psychology, with a specialization in philosophy and political science. His interests include studying developmental cognition to better understand theories of the mind, language development, and time perception. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding and juggling. 

YOOJIN LEE, B.A.

Former Research Assistant

Email: yjl373@nyu.edu

Yoojin earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from NYU – Abu Dhabi in 2017. Her primary interests lie in the origin and development of resilience in individuals. She is currently pursuing her J.D., where she will incorporate her background in Psychology with law to advocate for restorative justice. She hopes to raise awareness of human resilience in the legal system.

SANGEETHA MAHADEVAN

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: sm5520@nyu.edu

Sangeetha completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at New York University – Abu Dhabi. She conducted research for her Capstone Project on autobiographical memories and narrative identity, looking more specifically into the impact of cultural orientation on memories. Sangeetha hopes to pursue her Ph.D in Organizational Psychology, working specifically with issues relating to multiculturalism at the work place.

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SIMRAN MOTIANI

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: stm378@nyu.edu

Simran graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Literature and Child Development and Social Intervention from New York University Abu Dhabi. Her Capstone Project explored the relationship between the coherence of autobiographical memories,  and listener feedback. In the future, Simran hopes to pursue her interests in education and child development to reform schooling systems in her home country, Jamaica

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BOGLARKA ORI

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: bo595@nyu.edu

Boglarka Ori is Bachelor in Psychology graduate. Her capstone project aimed to investigate and is interested in the stability of maternal sensitivity over a long period of time. More importantly, the project is focused on how maternal depression influences the stability of maternal sensitivity

RIDA ZAFAR

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: rmz246@nyu.edu

Rida graduated from NYUAD with a double-majors in Psychology and Literature. She is currently interested in the autobiographical life-narratives of refugees and their relation to the self. Rida plans to incorporate current perspectives in Psychology toward a career in Special Needs Education.