Laboratories

Faculty in the Psychological and Brain Sciences department operate many different research labs, including:

Affect and Social Cognition Lab

Our lab investigates the ways in which emotions influence ordinary, everyday information processing and judgment across a wide variety of important social psychological and real-world domains.
Principal Investigator: Linda Isbell
http://people.umass.edu/~lisbell/index.html
Tobin 643

Bergan Lab Website


Principal Investigator: Joseph Bergan
https://joebergan.com/

Clifton - Frazier lab

The lab uses space in Adrian Staub's eyetracking lab, but remains active, doing on- and off-line research on processes in sentence comprehension.
Principal Investigator: Charles Clifton
https://sites.google.com/site/ccliftonma/clifton-frazier-lab
Tobin 206

Clinical Affective Science Lab (CASL)

Research on the role of emotions and emotion regulation in adaptive or maladaptive functioning.
Principal Investigator: Katherine Dixon-Gordon
http://www.caslumass.com

Cognition Across Development Lab

The Cognition Across Development Laboratory explores the the development and consequences of socio-cognitive processes in both human and nonhuman primates.
Principal Investigator: Tara Mandalaywala
http://www.thecadlab.org/

Cognitive & Developmental Neuroscience Lab

In our lab we study human cognition and cognitive development using behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG) measures in children, adolescents, and adults.
Principal Investigator: Joonkoo Park
http://www.codeneuro.net/
Tobin 305

Cognitive Experiments Models and Neuroscience Lab

Research in CEMNL focuses on human perception and memory from a broad-based perspective, using behavioral studies and neurophysiological measures in combination with neural and Bayesian models.
Principal Investigator: David Huber
http://people.umass.edu/dehuber/
Tobin 202

Computational Memory and Perception Lab

We are interested in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of visual perception and memory in the human brain, and the effects of brain damage and aging on these cognitive functions.
Principal Investigator: Rosie Cowell
http://people.umass.edu/cmap-lab/
Tobin 202

Developmental Milestones Lab

Everyone reaches milestones at a different pace. Our research lab is dedicated to understanding ways to promote optimal development for children with developmental delays and their families.
Principal Investigator: Ashley Woodman
http://developmentalmilestoneslab.com/
Bartlett 7B

Dynamic Memory Modeling Lab

In the lab, we explore how people remember events and make simple decisions by analyzing the time course of these processes. We also test ways to help people rationally respond to new information.
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Starns
https://blogs.umass.edu/jstarns/

Early Academic Development Lab

Technology and learning in preschoolers; early math skills; understanding and preventing academic and behavior problems. Addressing inequities in opportunities for low-SES children.
Principal Investigator: David Arnold
https://www.umass.edu/pbs/laboratory/early-academic-development-lab
Tobin 146

Early Behavior Development Lab

The Early Behavior Development lab focuses on understanding behavior problems such as ADHD in young children.
Principal Investigator: Lisa Harvey
https://sites.google.com/site/earlybehaviordevelopmentlab/home
Tobin 664A

Healey Lab

Research in the Healey lab is focused on the neural basis of natural behavior.
Principal Investigator: Luke Remage-Healey
http://www.umass.edu/healeylab

Hormones & Cognition Lab

Sex hormones and cognition across the lifespan.
Principal Investigator: Agnès Lacreuse
http://alacreuse.wixsite.com/lacreuselab

Human Relations Lab

Focuses on how people interpret events in intergroup conflicts and how these interpretations affect their emotions, self-concepts, and support for different social and political policies.
Principal Investigator: Brian Lickel
https://thehumanrelationslab.wordpress.com/
Tobin 421

Individual Differences in Development Lab

We study the development of individual differences in behavioral and cognitive outcomes, with emphasis on home and school environments and how these interact with biological factors.
Principal Investigator: Kirby Deater-Deckard
http://blogs.umass.edu/kdeaterdeck
Tobin 306

Infant Cognition Lab

Karatsoreos Lab Website

Language, Intersensory Perception, & Speech (LIPS) Lab

Auditory and audiovisual speech perception.
Principal Investigator: Alexandra Jesse
http://lips.psych.umass.edu
Tobin 649

Learning Lab

Our research explores cognitive and emotional processes that support the development of self-regulation skills throughout childhood.
Principal Investigator: Jennifer M. McDermott
http://umasslearninglab.com/
Tobin 205 or 647

Memory Lab

Computational modeling of human memory and reasoning.
Principal Investigator: Caren Rotello
http://www.umass.edu/pbs/laboratory/memory-lab
Tobin 203G

Moorman Lab

Cellular and network mechanisms of motivation, learning, and executive functions. Neural function in animal models of addiction, ADHD, obesity, and depression. Neurotechnology and neural computation.
Principal Investigator: David Moorman
http://moormanlab.org/

Neural Vitality Laboratory (NrV Lab)


Principal Investigator: Bruna Martins-Klein
https://www.nrvlab.com/
Tobin 657

Neuro Learning & Performance Laboratory


Principal Investigator: Youngbin Kwak
http://kwaklab.com/

Neurocognition and Perception Laboratory

Neurocognitive research on basic auditory perception, speech perception, and selective attention with the goal of helping listeners (including children and older adults) understand speech in noise.
Principal Investigator: Lisa Sanders
http://ncap.psych.umass.edu/
Tobin 655

Psychotherapy Research Lab

Understanding patient, therapist, and relational processes that influence psychosocial treatments for adults; developing, testing, and disseminating efficacious psychotherapeutic interventions
Principal Investigator: Michael Constantino
https://sites.google.com/site/constantinotherapyresearchlab/
Tobin 143

RDCL

Reasoning, decision-making, and computational modeling laboratory.
Principal Investigator: Andrew Cohen
http://blogs.umass.edu/rdcl/
Tobin 508

Richardson Lab

The Richardson Laboratory studies the neurobiology of stress and addiction. For more information about our research and available positions, see our website: www.richardsonlab-umass.com
Principal Investigator: Heather Richardson
http://www.richardsonlab-umass.com

Rudd Adoption Research Program

Longitudinal research on adoptive families from placement through adulthood; current focus on birth family contact after adoption and outcomes in young adulthood.
Principal Investigator: Harold Grotevant
http://www.umass.edu/ruddchair/research
Tobin 623

Self-Regulation, Emotions, & Early Development (SEED) Lab


Principal Investigator: Adam Grabell
https://seedlabumass.com/
Tobin 664F

Social Processes and Health Lab

Somneurolab

Brain functions underlying sleep's benefit on cognition and how this changes across the lifespan
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Spencer
http://www.somneurolab.com
Life Science Labs S360

The War and Peace Lab

We conduct research on processes of social identification, morality and justice, primarily in the context of (conflict and violence between) large social categories such as nations and ethnic groups.
Principal Investigator: Bernhard Leidner
http://people.umass.edu/bleidner/
Tobin 651

UMass Eyetracking Lab


Principal Investigator: Adrian Staub
http://blogs.umass.edu/eyelab/
Tobin 206

Visual Cognition and Attention Lab

Attention and high level visual functions such as object recognition.
Principal Investigator: Kyle Cave
http://blogs.umass.edu/vcalab
Tobin 201E

Work and Family Transitions Project


Principal Investigator: Maureen Perry-Jenkins
http://blogs.umass.edu/wftp/
Tobin 604