About Us

Kimberly S. Chiew, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Dr. Chiew is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. She completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She is a member of DU Psychology’s Affect-Social-Cognitive area and affiliated with the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience program.

Dr. Chiew is interested in how motivation and affect — what we want and how we feel — shape the way we allocate attention, control task performance, and learn new information; ultimately, supporting adaptive behavior.

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Bailey Harris

Bailey is a second year undergraduate from Seattle, Washington at the University of Denver majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. She hopes to attend graduate school after DU and pursue a PsyD. In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

Madison Eitniear

Madison is a third-year undergraduate student with a double major in Psychology and English. Madison’s research interests are broad, but she is becoming increasingly interested in how we understand and utilize preparatory information. Outside of school Madison makes time for friends and enjoys reading a lot.

Cory Vandenberg

Cory is a second year undergraduate student from Colorado Springs, Colorado attending The University of Denver where he is majoring in International Studies and Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. Cory plans on earning a Masters and PhD in International Studies to focus on researching cyber security policy around the world and how to best prevent cyber attacks. His hobbies are Skiing, Soccer, Dungeons and Dragons, and Mock Trial.

Alex Boisvert

Alex is a third year undergraduate student from Edina, Minnesota majoring in Psychology and Business Management at the University of Denver. He is particularly interested in how risk and punishment modify behavior, cognition, and motivation. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Management/Behavior. Outside of school, his hobbies include running, fishing, playing soccer and Fortnite.

Could this be you?

We are looking for motivated and reliable undergraduate and graduate students to join the MAC Lab! Interested students should email Dr. Chiew to discuss potential research opportunities.