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Becky Lundwall

Associate Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1064 KMBL - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Research Interests

As a developmentalist in the Psychology Department and an affiliate of the Neuroscience Center, I conduct studies with infants, children, and adults. I have interest in typically developing and atypical populations, such as those with an attentional or cognitive deficits (including those with autism, traumatic brain injury, or attention deficit disorder). The goal of my research is to clarify influences on cognitive development from infancy to adulthood.

To reach my goals, I use psychometric, genetic, self-report, and interview methodology. For example, my psychometric approaches use reaction time and accuracy to visually presented stimuli such as geometric shapes. I collect saliva samples to examine individual differences in neurotransmitter production. I gather information from participants on their nutrition, academic functioning, peer-relationships, and socio-economic experiences to look for associations with brain-related outcomes. Some of my studies involve collecting longitudinal information to answer particularly intriguing questions about the trajectories of development that cannot be satisfactorily answered in other ways.

The depth of my commitment to attain my research goals is illustrated by the variety of skills I have been developing in computer programming, protocol development, advanced statistical analyses, and neuroimaging.

Teaching Interests

Cognitive Development
Child Development
Research Methods
Writing within Psychology


  • PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience , Rice University (2013)
  • MA, Cognitive Neuroscience , Rice University (2011)
  • MEd, Counseling and Guidance , Brigham Young University (1990)
  • BS, Pre-Physical Therapy , Brigham Young University (1987)


  • International Society for Autism Research (2019 - Present)
  • Autism Connect (2014 - Present)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (2008 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice (2016 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Child Development Perspectives (2016 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Infancy (2016 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2015 - 2015)

Courses Taught


Nicholas C.C. Russell Mikle Don South Rebecca Allred Lundwall Steven G Luke Terisa P Gabrielsen Jeffery S Anderson Kevin G Stephenson Jonathan S Beck Jace B King Ryan O Kellems David N Top, Jr. Nicholas C C Russell Emily Anderberg Rebecca Allred Lundwall Blake Darrell Hansen Mikle Don South Katherine E Christensen Rebecca Allred Lundwall Rebecca Allred Lundwall Jason Woodruff Steven P Tolboe Rebecca Allred Lundwall Jordan Sgro Julia Fanger Rebecca Allred Lundwall Jordan Sgro Tyson Wade Rebecca Allred Lundwall James L. Dannemiller H. Hill Goldsmith Rebecca Allred Lundwall Kevin G. Stephenson Eleanor Shannon Neeley Tass Jonathan C Cox Mikle Don South Erin David Bigler Emily Anderberg Molly D Prigg Blake Darrell Hansen Janet E Lainhart Ryan O Kellems Jo Ann Petrie Terisa P Gabrielsen Rebecca Allred Lundwall Claudia G Rasmussen Rebecca Allred Lundwall James L. Dannemiller Rebecca Allred Lundwall Jeffrey K. Watkins Rebecca Allred Lundwall DongChuan Guo James L Dannemiller Rebecca Allred Lundwall Rebecca Allred Lundwall


Terisa P Gabrielsen Mikle Don South Rebecca Allred Lundwall Jonathan C Cox
Rebecca Allred Lundwall Rachel Nuttall Allison Kotter Taylor Bayles Katherine Christensen James Bread Iverson
Katherine Christensen Rachel Nuttall Amanda Koci Tyson Wade Allison Kotter Rebecca Allred Lundwall
Sarah Kamhout Spencer Clason Taylor Bayles Rebecca Allred Lundwall
Mikle Don South Terisa P Gabrielsen Blake Darrell Hansen Ryan O Kellems AnnaLisa Ward Colby J. Kipp Molly D. Prigge Rebecca Allred Lundwall Brandon A. Zielinski P. T. Fletcher Jeffrey S. Anderson
Erin Kaseda Thomas White Jordan Sgro Matthew Mitchell Rebecca Allred Lundwall
Eleanor Shannon Neeley Tass Kevin G Stephenson Molly D Prigge Mikle Don South Max Maisel Ryan O Kellems Blake Darrell Hansen Rebecca Allred Lundwall Erin David Bigler Terisa P Gabrielsen
Rebecca Allred Lundwall Carol Van Hulle Nicole Schmidt James Dannemiller H Hill Goldsmith