Assistant Professor of Psychology & Sociology
Phone: (916) 378-3573
Dr. Elizabeth Lozano received her Ph.D. in Social/Personality at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an emerging scholar, she engages in open science practices and has a strong background in a multitude of research designs and methods. Her primary line of research on the psychology of donor-conception (i.e., assisted reproduction) is grounded in an attachment theory perspective and uses both quantitative and qualitative data/methods. Her second line of work focuses on whether adult attachment is related to the detection of deceit. Projects in this program seek to understand whether people who are anxious with respect to their attachment are better able to detect lies than others.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Lozano is the secretary of a non-profit, The Research Room (TRR), which seeks to educate the public about psychological research. TRR is creating materials to reduce the spread of misinformation and allow people to interact with research on a more personal level.