Katie Trujillo


Dr. Trujillo is currently the Director of Undergraduate Research. She is interested in faculty-mentored undergraduate research and issues related to aging and to cognition. During the summer she directs the Undergraduate Summer Research Institute.

Dr. Trujillo's current teaching assignments include Lifespan and Adult Development, Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, and Experimental Psychology.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Southern California Experimental Psychology Emphasis on aging, personal decision making, and cognition
  • BA, Loyola Marymount University Psychology; Sociology minor

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Cognition


Brougham, R. R., Jacobs‐Lawson, J. M., Hershey, D. A., & Trujillo, K. M. (2011). Who pays your debt? An important question for understanding compulsive buying among American college students. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35(1), 79-85.

Trujillo, K. M., Brougham, R. R. & Walsh, D. A. (2004). Age differences in reasons for exercise. Current Psychology, 22 (4).

Courses Taught

Lifespan Development, Fall and Spring
Women and Aging, Spring

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