The Cognitive Psychology Lab at FCCU is one of the first experimental laboratories for cognitive psychology in Pakistan. Cognitive Psychology is the study of processes such as attention, memory, language, and problem solving. Most of the research on cognition has been completed in contexts that intrinsically value individuality, personal achievement, and accuracy.

Our goal in the Cognitive Psychology Lab is to understand how cognition may approximate or diverge from previous research, in our cultural context.

To participate in a study, go to E348, Cabin 5.

Contact the primary investigator:

The Cognitive Psychology Laboratory Timings

E348 – Cabin 5

The Cognitive Psychology Laboratory Timings for Fall Semester

Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Primary Investigator

Dr Elizabeth Maria Schwaiger

Assistant Professor

PsyD (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, USA)
MA (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, USA)
Room # 339, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 653


Abia Nazim

Assistant Professor

Currently PhD Candidate (BNU, Lahore)
MS Clinical Psychology (Government College University, Lahore)
ADCP (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Cabin 3, Room # 348, Business and Social Sciences Building

Dr Saima Majeed

Assistant Professor

PhD (Institute of Applied Psychology University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MS Clinical Psychology (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychology (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Applied Psychology(University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Room # 348 Business and Social Sciences Building

Research Assistants
Bushra Akram, Easha Shahid, Fatima Arooj, Fatima S. Khan, Mahnoor Rasheed, Mahnoor F. Shakoor, Nimra Erfan, Noor-Ul-Ain, Rameen Tahir, Sehrish Mehmood

Smartphones and Cognition

Smartphones are becoming more and more a part of every moment of people’s lives, all over the world (Pew Research Center, 2016). Smartphones, in fact, have become such a significant part of people’s lives that the fear of being without your smartphone now has a name: “Nomophobia” aka “no mobile phone phobia” (Yildirim, 2014). Smartphones are a constant source of information and connection to family and friends; however, research has also shown that even the presence of a person’s smartphone can affect their cognitive, physiological, and emotional functioning (Clayton, Leshner, & Almond, 2015; Ward, Duke, Gneezy, & Bos, 2017). Therefore the purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact that students’ smartphones have on their performance on tasks that require inhibition and fluid intelligence.