Behavioral Sciences
  • This is a photo of the Ezell building on Harding University's campus.

    Center for Cognitive Studies

    Located in the Ezell building, the center conducts research to provide theoretical explanations of cognitive processes.

  • This is a photo of the Ezell building on Harding University's campus.

    Center for Cognitive Studies

    The center's research aims to improve educational methods and environments.

Welcome

The Center for Cognitive Studies is housed in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Harding University and directed by Dr. Jeremiah Sullins. Research conducted in the Center for Cognitive Studies addresses questions regarding theoretical explanations of cognitive processes such as question generation, emotions, self-regulated learning, and knowledge acquisition. This lab focuses on applying research from computer science, education, and psychology into educational environments. The primary goals of the lab are to further our understanding of cognitive processes and to use this theoretical foundation to improve educational methods.

Meet the Lab Members

Jeremiah Sullins

Dr. Jeremiah Sullins
Lab Director and Associate Professor of Psychology

As a cognitive psychologist his primary interests are in the learning sciences. His research focus is on learning/educational technologies, with branches extending into emotions, pedagogical strategies, tutorial dialogue/interaction, mechanisms of feedback, and question asking.


Trevor Durey
B.S. Student

Trevor is a sophomore pursing an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Trevor joined the lab in Fall 2019.


Katelyn Hawkins
B.S. Student

Katelyn Hawkins is a sophomore pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Katelyn joined the lab in Fall 2019.


Cheyenne Williams
B.S. Student

Cheyenne Williams is a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master's or PhD in Clinical Psychology. She joined the lab in Spring 2020.


Anna Little
B.S. Student

Anna Little is a junior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in neuropsychology or clinical psychology. She is passionate about mental healthcare awareness and reform. Anna joined the lab in Spring 2019.


Leslie Franklin
B.S. Student

Leslie Franklin is a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology. She joined the lab in Fall 2020.


Makenna Roehr
B.S. Student

Makenna Roehr is a junior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue an Ed.S. in School Psychology. She joined the lab in Spring 2020.


How to Join

If you are an undergraduate student in psychology and are interested in volunteering, please email your CV and cover letter to Dr. Jeremiah Sullins. By volunteering at the Center for Cognitive Studies, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable research skills necessary for entry in graduate school. More specifically, you will have the opportunity to work with artificially-intelligent educational software, run participants, and work with a variety of data.

Want to participate?


Contact Us

The Center for Cognitive Studies is part of the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

501-279-5531
Fax: 501-279-4319

jsullins@harding.edu
hucognitivestudies@gmail.com

Mailing address:
Box 12260
915 East Market Avenue
Searcy, AR 72149-5615