Social Environments & Adolescence Lab

Lab Director: Annie Maheux

Assistant Professor

Winton Family Distinguished Fellow

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Lab Manager: Jordan Taliaferro

Jordan Taliaferro (she/her) is the Lab Manager for the Social Environments & Adolescence Lab (SEA Lab). In May 2023, she graduated from The University of Virginia (Wahoowa!) with a B.A. in Psychology and African/African-American Studies. She previously worked as a research assistant for the APPLE Lab under Dr. Gabrielle Adams and the F.H.I.R.E lab under Dr. Seanna Leath. Jordan is interested in how adolescents’ culture, interpersonal relationships, and social influences can affect mental health, well-being, emotional regulation, and academic development. She is also interested in exploring the best avenues to disseminate mental health information and interventions. She plans on continuing to explore these interests by pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, watching tv, completing a puzzle, or redecorating her apartment.

Back left to right: Jordan Taliaferro, UNC graduate students Shedrick Garrett and Jack David

Front left to right: UNC graduate student Kara Fox, Annie Maheux, UNC and Winston Center faculty Dr. Kaitlyn Burnell

The SEA Lab is a part of the Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain, and Psychological Development

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