Lauren Hecht


First Term Seminar (FTS) Director and Associate Professor in Psychological Science

Lauren is a cognitive psychologist and the primary investigator in the Vision Lab within the Perception & Attention (PAtt) Labs. She is interested in perception and attention, how they interact, and their influence on other cognitive processes. Although her research has predominantly focused on vision, she is also investigating questions that involve audition, olfaction, and taste.


PhD - University of Iowa, 2009; BA - Albion College, 2003

Courses Taught

PSY-225 (Statistics and Research Methods II)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-100 General Psychology 13 2018/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
FTS-100 FTS:Animal Minds 10 2021/FA, 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
PSY-240 Sensation & Perception 8 2022/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, and 2018/SP
PSY-230 Cognitive Psychology 8 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
PSY-244 ST:Attention 5 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2014/FA, and 2014/SP
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II 5 2019/FA, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II Lab 5 2012/SP, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
PSY-344 AT:Big Data Psych. 4 2021/SP, 2016/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
PSY-224 Statistics and Research Methods I 3 2022/FA
NDL-344 Peer MALT 3 2021/FA, 2020/FA, and 2019/FA
PSY-389 Directed Research I 2 2022/SP and 2018/FA
PSY-390 Directed Research II 2 2022/SP and 2018/FA
PSY-345 Sem:Attention 1 2013/SP