Research Labs

List of Research Labs

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Brain 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
 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


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 Social and Affective Neuroscience
 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, cognition-emotion interactions, adult learning disability, working memory
Populations: Adolescents, adults, individuals with dyslexia Method:Neuropsychological assessment, computerized tasks, eye-tracking, self-report measures


Partnerships for Intervention and Treatment in Community Health
Faculty: Farrah Jacquez
Topic: Child Health Disparities
Populations: Communities, Youth, Immigrants 
Method: Community-based Participatory Research

Center for Cognition, Action and Perception

Cognition, Action and Perception
Faculty: Michael Riley, Kevin Shockley, Paula Silva, Tamara Lorenz, Dieter Vanderelst, Tony Chamero, Tehran David, 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 BurlewBridgette Peteet
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
 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