Avila Cognition Lab

I am Jordan Wagge, the PI of Avila’s Cognition Lab (also called Wagge Lab). We currently have three main lines of research, described below:

Replication work. Dr. Wagge is the Executive Director for the Collaborative Replications and Education Project, which serves to guide and support student replications of published research in psychology. Follow us on Twitter and check out our collaboration with the Psych Science Accelerator.

Pedagogy. Dr. Wagge is interested in pedagogical (teaching & learning) questions, particularly as they relate to: 1) the perception of psychology as a science, 2) the characteristics of research methods and statistics courses/instructors and how those predict or contribute to the development of a “scholar” identity, 3) willingness of instructors to modify beliefs related to pedagogical approaches, and 4) pedagogical approaches that best serve students with marginalized identities.

Food cognition. A developing area of research in the lab is food cognition; through this line of research, we seek to understand how cognitive mechanisms contribute to and interact with food, hunger, and eating. This has primarily involved perceptual manipulations and judgments, and manipulations of subjective socioeconomic status (mostly failed conceptual replications).

I will supervise student thesis work in any three of these areas. I am also currently accepting new students to my lab. Please fill out this form and return it to psychology@avila.edu if you are interested in doing research in any of our labs at Avila.

Avila Cognition Lab, Fall 2019, in “The Before Times”.
Look at how close we are standing to each other.