Research Labs

List of Research Labs

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Decision Making Lab

Faculty: Chung-Yiu Peter Chiu

Topic: Decision Making, Risk Taking, Consumer Psychology, and Human Memory

Populations: Adults; Diverse Clinical Populations

Method: Behavioral and Laboratory-based Measures, Neuropsychological Assessment

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Child and Adolescent Health Research Laboratory

Faculty: Kristen Jastrowski Mano

Topics: Pediatric chronic pain, pain catastrophizing, anxiety, cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness-based interventions, multicultural issues in measurement

Populations: Children and adolescents with chronic pain, emerging adults, parents 

Method: Child and adolescent self-report, parent proxy report, laboratory based experimental tasks


Children's Cognitive Research Lab (CCRL)  

Faculty: Heidi Kloos

Topic: Children’s Reasoning and Learning

Populations: School Aged Children (Preschool to High School)

Method: One-on-one interactions with children, classroom observations, teacher interviews  

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Complexity Group 

Faculty: Jay Holden

Topic: Understanding Cognitive Activity as a Complex System

Populations: Children, young adults, elderly, mice

Method: Time-series analysis, motion-tracking     

The Healthy Kids Lab

Healthy Bearcat Families Lab

Faculty: Cathy Stough

Topics: Pediatric psychology, obesity, healthy habits and diet, responsive feeding and parenting, sequelae of obesity, behavioral health interventions

Populations: Children, adolescents and young adults (AYA)

Method: Child and AYA self-report, parent proxy                                                                             report, randomized control trial, intervention                                                                             effectiveness

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Psychology of Work (POWER) Lab

Faculty: Stacie Furst-Holloway

Topic: Analysis of individual and workgroup behavior and performance; use of HR analytics to identify key performance drivers; design of HR and OD interventions to boost individual, group, and organizational performance 

                                                                            Populations: Adults; Organizations

                                                                            Method: Assessment; Surveys; Observation; Interviews                                                                             and Focus Group

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Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience

Faculty: Matia B. Solomon

Topic: Effects of stress and gonadal hormones on depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer's disease-related pathology in female and male rodents

Populations: Mice and rats

Method: Pharmacological, molecular, behavioral, genetic, human brain database approaches

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Laboratory for Cognitive & Affective Neuropsychology
Faculty: Quintino R. Mano

Topics: Reading and dyslexia, childhood reasoning, cognition-emotion interactions

Populations: Children and adolescents 

Method:Neuropsychological assessment, computerized tasks, self-report measures


Partnerships for Intervention and Treatment in Community Health

Faculty: Farrah Jacquez

Topic: Health Equity

Populations: Community Organizations, Immigrants, Refugees 

Method: Community-engaged and Participatory Research

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Cognition, Action and Perception

Faculty: Michael Riley, Kevin Shockley, Paula Silva, Tamara Lorenz, Tony Chamero, Tehran Davis, Sarah Cummins-Sebree, and Julie Weast

Topic: Understanding perception, cognition, and action under the ecological and dynamical systems approaches.

Populations: Adults, children, and some clinical populations (e.g., Parkinson's, motor disorders and injuries, autism)

                                                                            Method: Motion tracking, eye tracking, behavioral                                                                             measures, virtual/augmented reality, robotic systems

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Resilience & Disparities Lab 
Faculty: Kathy Burlew

Topic: Exploration of psychological issues, development of resiliency models and cultural adaptations of HIV and substance abuse interventions for diverse populations experiencing health disparities

Populations: Adolescents, adults, college students and substance users

Method: Prevention and intervention studies; focus                                                                             groups; survey administration

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Innovations in Community Research and Program Evaluation Lab

Faculty: Monica Mitchell

Topic: Research and program evaluation services provided to the community to reduce physical and mental health disparities

Populations: Community agencies that support underserved families

                                                                             Method: Community health research, community-                                                                              participatory research, program consultation;                                                                              comprehensive program evaluation

Today's Couples and Families Research Program

Today's Couples and Families Research Program

Faculty: Sarah Whitton

Topic: Couple relationships and their associations with health and mental health. Developing interventions to promote healthy couples and individuals

Populations: Adolescents and adults; Couples, especially those in same-sex and young adult relationships

                                                                            Method: Surveys; Observations, clinical outcome trials

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Collaborative Sustainability Lab

Faculty: Carlie Trott

Topic: Climate Justice, Sustainability Transformations, Climate Change Education, Climate Activism, Cities and Urban Resilience

Populations: Youth; Adults; Marginalized Groups

Method: Mixed Methods Research; Focus Groups;                                                                              Interviews; Surveys; Participatory Methods