Elizabeth (Lisa) Harvey
Our research lab focuses on understanding early development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated behavior problems. We are interested in the interplay between cognitive, emotional, and family factors in determining developmental trajectories.
Children with ADHD are at risk for developing a variety of other emotion and behavior disorders. Thus, not only do children with ADHD experience difficulties associated with their symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention, but they are also likely to have additional problems related to other co-occurring conditions. We are currently (in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer McDermott) seeking to better understand the difficulties that children with ADHD have in regulating their emotions and the implications of these difficulties for their later functioning. We are using event related potentials to examine the effects of emotion on neural activity in children with and without ADHD. We are also working to develop other tools for assessing emotion processing in preschool-aged children.
Learn more at: people.umass.edu/eharvey/
Dartmouth College, 1990
Stony Brook University, 1995
UMass Medical Center, clinical internship, 1995