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Krystal Mize Research

Welcome To the ABCs of Psychology Lab at Florida Gulf Coast University!

Research Interests

Under the direction of Dr. Krystal D. Mize, the research team studies Affect (emotion), Behavior, and Cognition across the lifespan. Dr. Mize has special interests in the role of evolutionary and developmental forces on the social brain but often branches out to study other topics. Her past psychological research has spanned the lifespan—from womb to tomb. Dr. Mize has publications on infant and child emotional development, touch and mindfulness interventions, and intimate partner homicide.


Participate in a Research Study

We are continuously creating ways for children and adults to contribute to the exciting world of science.

We are currently recruiting for an emotion development study:

  • 4- to 8-year-old children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their typically developing peers

We are also recruiting for a study on Posterior Cortical Atrophy Syndrome (PCA):

  • individuals diagnosed with PCA and their carepartners 
  • medical professionals who research or treat individuals living with PCA


Data collection will begin soon on the following studies:

  • Parental investment and family relationships
  • Early emotion development (infant jealousy)

Click the link below to learn more about these projects!

visit the Research Projects page


Join the Research Team

Are you a student interested in working with Dr. Mize in her lab? Check out the Research Assistants page for information about joining the lab as a Research Assistant.

Please explore our website below to learn more about the exciting behavioral science research taking place in the ABCs of Psychology Lab.



Contact the ABCs of Psychology Laboratory To Schedule an Appointment or for More Information

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Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology