Affect and Social Cognition Lab
Aging Cognition and Emotion Lab
Clinical Affective Science Lab (CASL)
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
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
Culture and Morality Lab
Our research lab, Culture and Morality Lab (CaM-L), broadly investigates the co-evolution of culture and psychology. Specifically, we examine the differences and similarities in moral values, social norms, and decision-making across diverse cultures. Additionally, we employ advanced computational methods, including Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, to address questions related to social psychology.
Principal Investigator: Mohammad Atari
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
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
Family Relationships, Affective Science, & Minority Health (FAM) Lab
Here at the FAM Lab, we're interested in gaining a better understanding of how family relationships can yield benefits for mental health among youth from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. We approach this question through a biopsychosocial lens, and examine biological (hormones), psychological (emotion regulation), and social (cultural values) factors that might explain the impact social relationships have on mental health.
Principal Investigator: Evelyn Mercado
Implicit Social Cognition Lab
Individual Differences in Development Lab
We study the development of individual differences in behavioral, social-emotional and cognitive outcomes, with emphasis on parenting, home and school environments and how these interact with biological factors.
Principal Investigator: Kirby Deater-Deckard
Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Lab
Our research examines relations between groups to consider how legacies of inequality and conflict shape group members’ views of each other and the society in which they live, as well as their motivations for social change. We also seek to identify and test strategies that can foster improved relations between groups while also achieving ever-greater levels of social equality and justice.
Principal Investigator: Linda Tropp
Language, Intersensory Perception, & Speech (LIPS) 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
Neuro Learning & Performance Laboratory
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
Psychotherapy Research Lab
Our research focuses on diverse aspects of psychotherapy process, outcome, integration, and implementation. More precisely, we are keenly interested in examining patient and dyadic characteristics and in-session processes that influence treatment outcomes; developing and testing context-responsive therapeutic interventions; and establishing, understanding, and leveraging therapist differences in effectiveness.
Principal Investigator: Michael Constantino
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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
Self-Regulation, Emotions, & Early Development (SEED) Lab
Social Processes and Health Lab
Violence & Trauma Across the Lifespan (ViTAL) Lab
Visual Cognition and Attention Lab
Work and Family Transitions Project