LUKAS LOPEZ portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Family And Consumer Studies

Research Summary

I am a developmental psychologist with interests in affective science and communication in infancy and childhood. My research examines the role of communication dynamics for early learning, with focuses on diverse ecological contexts and the influence of financial stress. I am also interested in the association between people’s emotions, moral judgements, and decision making, especially around issues related to inequality.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, San Diego State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychological Science, University of California, Merced