Joshua Langfus
Clinical Psychology PhD Student at UNC Chapel Hill
Work & Education
2018 to present – PhD Student in Clinical Psychology – UNC Chapel Hill
I work in the MECCA lab with Dr. Eric Youngstrom, and my research interests include Evidence Based Assessment, dissemination of psychological science, and quantitative approaches such as meta-analysis, measurement, and construct validity.

2016 to 2018 – Lab Manager of the Vision Lab – Johns Hopkins University
The Vision Lab investigates areas of cognition including thought, perception and the interface between language and cognition. I worked closely with Principle Investigator, Justin Halberda, PhD, to design and implement behavioral studies; analyze data using formal models in R, Python and MATLAB; and manage teams of undergraduate researchers and programmers within the lab.

2015 to 2016 – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant – Madrid, Spain
I taught English-language immersion classes at a bilingual secondary school outside of Madrid. You can check out the blog I wrote about the experience here. And here you can find an interview I conducted for Spain’s English-Language radio broadcast about being a Fulbright ETA in Madrid.

2011 to 2015 – BA, Johns Hopkins University
I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 with a double BA in Cognitive Science and PhilosophyPhi Beta Kappa. I also received two minors: Psychology and Entrepreneurship and Management.

Langfus, J., Maiche, A., De León, D., Fitipalde, D., Mailhos, Á, & Halberda, J. (in press.) A Tablet-Based Math Intervention Improves Math Cognition For Low, But Not High, SES Children. In Evolutionary Origins and Early Development of Number Processing: Mathematical Cognition and Learning

Irvine, A, Langfus, J, & Callison-Burch, C. (2014). The American Local News Corpus. In proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC)


Langfus, J., Anderson, S., Youngstrom, E. A., (2018, November). Towards a scalable tool for teaching evidence based assessment using Natural Language Processing, using bipolar disorder as a proof of concept. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Chroneos, M., Langfus, J., Halberda, J., (2018, April). Development of Disjunctive Syllogism as a Word-Learning Strategy: New Directions. Poster presented at annual meeting of the Omega Psi cognitive science honors society at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.


I’m not a blogger, but I have blogged in the past. My Fulbright Year in Spain is a semi-regular account of my thoughts and experiences during my time living in Madrid. Each post has an introduction, which includes whatever music I was listening to, and sections detailing things I learned and some reflections. One of the posts contains a video of a talk I gave at the Fulbright Berlin Summer Seminar in March of 2015.
About Me
I’m passionate about food, music, and serving my community. Born and raised in Portland, OR, I try to make it back to the Pacific Northwest at least a couple times a year.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
249 Davie Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27514