Principal Investigator

Douglas Markant, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological Science
University of North Carolina, Charlotte


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Prior to this I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Adaptive Rationality, within the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. In January 2014 I completed my Ph.D. in the Cognition and Perception program at New York University.

I’m interested in how minds make learning possible. The aim of my research is to understand cognitive processes involved in human learning and decision making, how those processes are shaped by one’s environment, and what they imply for real-world learning problems (especially educational practices).

For more information on our research, please see the list of publications.

Current members of the lab

  • Eli Cordes (undergraduate)
  • Amber Forrester (undergraduate)
  • Shaina Glass (undergraduate)
  • Arielle Little (undergraduate, Honors)
  • Mitra Mostafavi (Cognitive Science certificate program)
  • Travis White (MA Psychology)