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

FTS-100 (FTS:Animal Minds), NDL-344 (FTS Peer MALT), and PSY-240 (Sensation & Perception)

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:Happiness 8 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
PSY-230 Cognitive Psychology 8 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
PSY-240 Sensation & Perception 5 2020/SP, 2019/SP, and 2018/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:Attention 3 2016/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
PSY-244 ST:Adv Res Cognitive 2 2014/FA and 2014/SP
NDL-344 FTS Peer MALT 1 2019/FA
PSY-390 Directed Research II 1 2018/FA
PSY-389 Directed Research I 1 2018/FA
PSY-345 Sem:Attention 1 2013/SP