My name is Lisa Hartman and I am a 4th year Honors student majoring in Psychology at Western University. This year I have the privilege of completing my undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. J. Bruce Morton, with the help and support of the entire team in the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory. My research is investigating the influence of infant attachment style on later cognitive processes, specifically reward-based learning and decision making in children that are 7-8 years of age. I am very interested in unravelling some of the potential early social-emotional influences on later cognitive functioning.
In my spare time I love to volunteer, travel, spend time with my family and friends, play sports, and give back to the community however I can. A couple of years ago I went on a mission trip to Kenya that truly changed my life forever and spiked my interest in developmental research. For the past 4 years I have worked and volunteered with children and adults who have mental and physical disabilities and have found a true passion for helping others. Through my research and future aspirations I hope to make a difference in the world someday!