Hatty Lara

Hatty Lara

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Child Cognition Lab
Faculty Advisors: Rebecca Gomez & Heidi Hamann
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Psychology 429

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I am a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program in the Psychology Department. In between school, I worked as a Research Assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center and then at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso for cancer prevention programs. My clinical training is focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

Research Interests: 

  • Working with English and Spanish-speaking children and families
  • Using evidence-based practices to promote mental health 
  • Word learning using EEG data in infants and young children

Selected Publications: 

  • Lara, H., Ralph, Y.K., Maguire, M. J. (2017, October). Word Learning with and Without Visual Cues in Children. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Lara, H., Schneider, J.M., & Maguire, M.J. (2018, April). Neural differences between Nouns and Verbs in Children. Poster for the Master’s in Psychological Science program at the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.
  • Ralph, Y.K., Maguire, M. J., Lara, H., Rojas, R. (2017, October). The influence of gender and language on Spanish-English bilingual kindergarten and first grade children's use of social words and clout. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Calderón-Mora, J., Lara, H., Hernandez, B., Alvarado, L., & Molokwu, J. Who is More Likely to be Vaccinated? Uptake by Gender Among Latinos Along the US-Mexico Border. Oral presentation at 2021 ASCCP Scientific Meeting on Anogenital & HPV-Related Diseases, Virtual Meeting.

Master's Project:

  • A Storybook Tale of Wordform Learning: How Much Exposure Do 7.5-Month-Olds Need to Form a Stable, Lasting Wordform Memory?

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 150A1 - the Structure of Mind & Behavior (2023)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 06/08/23


  • B.S. Psychology, University of Texas: El Paso
  • M.S. Psychological Sciences, University of Texas: Dallas
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona (2023)