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Erik Benau, Ph.D.

Primary Investigator

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Lab Members


Kotas Mandelos

Attentional functioning and suicide risk: A meta-analysis

Hello, I am from Whitestone, Queens, and I am studying Psychology. I want to study social work, so I can become a clinical social worker to become a therapist. I enjoy researching practically anything I find interesting. I love dogs and reptiles primarily Turtles, and Tortoises. Stand Up Comedy is my favorite pastime. The best brain fuel when researching is taco bell. I unfortunately don’t know how to juggle.


Lesly Escobar

Attentional functioning and suicide risk: A meta-analysis

I’m Lesly Escobar from Westbury, New York. I have a Bachelors in Psychology from SUNY Old Westbury. I am pursuing a Masters in School Psychology. I hope to support student’s ability to learn and help them be successful.

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Blessy Abraham

Attentional functioning and suicide risk: A meta-analysis

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Sophia Ferraro-Diglio

Attentional functioning and suicide risk: A meta-analysis

Hello, I am from Massapequa, New York. 
I’m studying to receive my Bachelor of Psychology and in the future receive a Master of Social Work.
I plan to be a clinical social worker to be able to have the options of working in many fields of psychology.
Cats, coffee, and reading are the instruments that fuel me


Brandon Rivera

Correlating sustained attention and symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder in a non-clinical sample

I am from Hicksville, Long Island. I am a Psychology Major and a Neuropsychology Minor at SUNY Old Westbury. I am in my senior year of college. I would like to see myself transition into graduate school into Clinical Psychology and focus onward after a post-doctorate focusing on neuropsychology. Hopefully to work in a hospital setting environment, working with all different types of patients and working with them through rehabilitation.

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Christopher Francis

Is love a state emotion or a trait variable?

I'm Christopher Francis hailing from Brooklyn, NY. I'm interested in research pertaining to romantic relationships and examining how perceptions of love influence the dynamic within different relationships. I hope to earn my Psy. D and licensure to focus my work with people of color in minority groups with a focus on relationships.

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Bryan Zampella

Individual Differences in Death anxiety

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Megan Liew

Attentional function and suicide risk: A meta-analysis

Megan completed her B.A. in Psychology at Stony Brook University where she studied cognitive and perceptual mechanisms of decision making in schizotypy and anxiety. In the future she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Megan is interested in studying how cognitive distortions may appear transdiagnostically across disorders and how these distortions may impact perception and decision making.

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Affiliated Labs and Collaborators


PI: C. Alix Timko
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania


University of South Florida


The New School for Social Research


Weber State University


Hampshire College and Mt. Holyoke College


The Thomas Jefferson University

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