Molly Harry

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Janelle
College of Health and Human Performance
"I became involved in research to make a greater contribution to my campus, and my future field of performance psychology. During my time in the lab, I have grown academically and professionally, and have seen just how much dedication research takes. I've learned valuable lessons that will stick with me for the rest of my college career. I believe this experience has given me some of the tools necessary to succeed in the budding field of performance psychology."


Applied Physiology & Kinesiology



Research Interests

  • Eye-tracking and Attentional Focus
  • Emotion and Motor Performance
  • Athletic Performance and Perfectionism

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program
  • Lee-McCachren Endowed Scholarship


  • Student Honors
  • Camp Kesem


  • Camp Kesem
  • Youth Combine

Hobbies and Interests

  • Sports and Exercise
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Traveling to National Parks

Research Description

Eye-Tracking and Visual Search Strategies on Emotional Stimuli

The purpose of this study is to empirically establish emotional areas-of-interest for images from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS). Studies employing eye-tracking technology to evaluate visual search strategies support the use of eye-tracking devices to identify distinct fixation patterns directed to emotional pictures. Understanding the visual search patterns individuals use will enable a greater understanding of how individuals may be able to allocate attention to increase or minimize emotional experiences as desired.