Research Labs

Lab Director Lab Location
Alcohol Cognitions Lab Denis M. McCarthy 124F Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
Investigating motivational circuits mediating drug and natural rewards, including feeding and exercise
Matthew J. Will Animal Sciences Research Center
Brainstorm Jason Craggs
Child & Adolescent Therapy Research Group
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Kristin M. Hawley 125 Psychology Building
Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Research at my lab deals with the neural basis of attention, awareness, and action. Event-related potentials (ERPs), startle-blink, and neuroimaging techniques are used to identify the locus and time course of relevant brain processes in normal and neurologically impaired adults.
Steven A. Hackley 108 Psychology Building
Clinical Neuropsychology Lab
Research in the CNL lab focuses on neurocognitive development in children with and without neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g, autism, phenylketonuria). Methods utilized include behavioral measures and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, sMRI, DTI).
Shawn E. Christ 329 Noyes Hall
Cognition, Aging, Sleep, and Health Lab Ashley Curtis
Cognitive and Emotional Control Lab
Research on the nature of cognitive and emotional control and their role in schizophrenia and emotion dysregulation
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John G. Kerns 208 Psychology Building
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Our lab is currently involved in research on autism, dementia, cognitive effects of stress, the cognitive neuroscience of problem solving ability, functional neuroimaging, and pharmacological modulation of cognition.
David Beversdorf Thompson Center, Suite 110
Davis-Stober Lab Clintin P. Davis-Stober
Developmental Cognition Lab
Our lab investigates infants' and young children's early understanding of number, time, and space. We are interested in learning what infants know about the world around them and how their knowledge changes over time.
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Kristy vanMarle 100 McAlester Hall
Dr. Helle's Research Team
Current research projects are focused on prevention and treatment for substance use from multiple perspectives, including dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for substance use prevention on college campuses, students perceptions of substance use treatments, and barriers to substance use treatment.
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Ashley Helle 105 Psychology
Evolution and Cognitive Development
Primarily, our lab does longitudinal research on development of mathematical cognition in children, and associated learning disabilities. Our studies in evolution currently focus on sex differences in vulnerability to stressors.
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David C. Geary 132 Psychology
Existential Motivation Lab
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Jamie Arndt
Family and Child Development Lab
Research conducted in our lab focuses on the legacy of children's early experiences with parents for social and emotional development across the life course.
Ashley Groh 408 Noyes Hall
Family Relationships & Adolescent Development Lab
We conduct research on parent-adolescent and adolescent sibling relationships and their interplay within the broader family system as well as their impacts on adolescent adjustment.
Nicole Campione-Barr 209 Noyes Hall
Gene-Brain-Behavior Relations Lab
Research in the lab focuses on genetic contributions to the development of externalizing spectrum disorders such as substance dependence, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial behavior.
Ian Gizer
Health Intervention and Treatment (HIT) Research Lab
Our lab aims to enhance understanding of how and why people change their health behaviors (e.g., addiction, sleep, nutrition).
Mary Beth Miller Missouri Psychiatric Center in the University Hospital
Health Neuroscience Center
Welcome! The Health Neuroscience Center (HNC) is organized around using cognitive and affective neuroscience methods to investigate the pathophysiology of drug addiction and neuropsychiatric disorders. Our goal is to provide a bridge between preclinical and clinical trials research in order to better understand the etiology of dyregulated behavior and the effectiveness of new treatment that may ultimately be used in the clinic. We are currently conducting research in nicotine addiction and opioid use disorder; and examining the effects of novel pharmacological, non-invasive neural stimulation and behavioral-based treatments for substance use disorders. Each research project is conducted using human subjects and leverages a broad array of techniques including fMRI brain imaging, lab-based behavioral measures and remote behavioral monitoring and assessments. The HNC invites students, fellows and faculty to discuss ways to collaborate on mind-blowing research that may hold potential to reduce human suffering and improve well-being.
Brett Froeliger 15 Melvin H. Marx Building, 1416 Carrie Francke Dr,
Infant Cognition Lab
Our research examines what infants and young children know about the world around them. For example, what do they know about agents' intentions and perceptions? What do infants and young children know about social interactions? What do infants know about physical objects and substances? By finding out answers to questions like these, We hope to better understand how infants and preschoolers acquire knowledge and how this development influences cognition more generally.
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Yuyan Luo 14 McAlester Hall
Medical Decision Research Lab (MDRL)
We broadly seek to apply decision psychology and behavioral economics to inform practical problems in medical decision making. Recent work has focused on applications to Clinical Decision Support Systems and Patient Decision Aids.
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Victoria Shaffer 220 Noyes
Memory and Cognitive Aging Laboratory
***NOTE - I will be considering doctoral applicants for the Fall 2023 academic year*** Research at our laboratory concerns fundamental issues regarding human memory processes and structures. One line of this research explores the interplay between attention and memory, and another line of research investigates the mechanisms responsible for the adult-age changes in episodic memory.
Moshe Naveh-Benjamin 9B McAlester
Memory and Neuroimaging Lab
Research in the lab focuses on episodic memory and uses two non-invasive brain imaging techniques: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).
Jeffrey Johnson 126 Psychology Building
Mindfulness of Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations Ann Bettencourt
Neuroscience and Learning Laboratory
The lab studies Alzheimer's disease and diet, spatial learning and conditioning, and competition between predictors during human judgments
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Todd R. Schachtman
Peer Relations Lab
The research conducted by the peer relations lab is aimed at learning about the friendships and other peer relationships of children and adolescence. There is a particular focus on gender differences in these relationships and on how these relationships impact psychological adjustment.
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Amanda Rose 403 Noyes Hall
Personality and Emotion Laboratory Timothy Trull 219 Psychology Building
Personality Dynamics Lab
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Laura A. King 319 Noyes Hall
Positive Youth Development Lab
The Positive Youth Development Lab focuses on the contributors to resilience and flourishing from late childhood to emerging adulthood. The lab's current research addresses parent-adolescent interactions and outcomes, as well as aspects of college adult reasoning and adjustment.
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Jordan Booker 205 McAlester
Psychometrics & Computing Ed Merkle
Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory Scott Frey
Sheldon Motivation lab
We study goals, motivation, well-being, priming, personality, materialism, and values (and that's just the short list!)
Ken Sheldon 102 Noyes
Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab
The Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab is focused on understanding the neurocognitive and affective mechanisms underlying cognitive control; its importance for social behaviors; its impairment by alcohol consumption; and its status as an endophenotype for alcohol use disorder.
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Bruce D. Bartholow 121 Psychology Building
Website Ines Segert
Working Memory Laboratory
We conduct research on auditory and visual working memory and attention, in children and adults.
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Nelson Cowan McAlester Hall Annex
Youth Anxiety and Depression Lab
Our lab examines cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal experiences that may serve as risk or protective factors anxiety and/or depression in youth.
Debora Bell