Department of Molecular Neuroscience: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, lucid dreaming, human consciousness, protein structure and binding in the nervous system
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Transportation and Auditory research
Applied Developmental Psychology: Adult and elderly development
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Department of Molecular Neuroscience: Computational and experimental approaches to the biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of long term memory storage, understanding the cellular and molecular events underlying the discrimination of spatio-temporal patterns by neurons
How human performance is helped or hindered by the design of tools that help us accomplish everyday tasks.
intimate partner violence, client-centered services, empowerment
Clinical Psychology: Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: learning and memory processes in both humans and animals
Applied Developmental Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, and significance testing, as well as predictors and outcomes of emotions in the workplace.
Applied Developmental Psychology: Variability in teacher-student interactions, Continuous measurement of teacher-child interactions, and the Student Classroom Experience.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Examining individual differences in decision-making competence, dynamic performance appraisal (e.g., the impact of instability, such as peaks and troughs, in an employee's job performance), and the impact of situational "strength" on motivational constructs such as goals, implementation intentions, and mood.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Experimental Psychology, with a specialization in animal learning and memory.
Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children
Clinical Psychology: adolescent suicide, adolescent depression, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems
The role of metals in learning, including fear conditioning and Alzheimer's disease.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Exploring individual and team performance in high-reliability contexts.
Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, positive emotions, purpose in life, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, social relationships, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life.
Dealing with and preventing discrimination in the workplace.
Molecular Neuroscience Department/ Department of Psychology: Social Cognition,Social Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics
The emotional sequelae of chronic worry in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
The influence of attention on sensory processes and perceptual decision-making.
Clinical Psychology: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.
Role of signal transduction in memory storage
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Neuroergonomics, Human-Automation interaction, and Molecular genetics of cognition
Applied Developmental Psychology: Children and life span development- particularly helping children who lag in cognitive development catch up to their peers.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Visual attention, eye movements, working memory, attentional control, aging, brain plasticity, and cognitive training
Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, depression, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships in which one partner has an anxiety disorder.
Clinical Psychology: Cognitive-behavioral research, treatment, and theory of anxiety, mood, and related disorders.
Applied Developmental Psychology: Intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially  challenging behaviors and other forms of psychopathology (epidemiology, assessment, applied behavior analysis) and  socio-emotional development and social adaptation.
School Psychology: Areas of assessment and measurement with children.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Substance abuse in college students, treatment approaches that address depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and the effectiveness of services offered at university-based counseling centers.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Vigilance or sustained attention, and automation and team performance.
Clinical Psychology: developing and evaluating mental health promotion programs for children, college students, and the elderly; understanding the long-term effects of parental divorce on children; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy
The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.
Clinical Psychology: Working at the interface of clinical psychology, social psychology, and criminology. Studying moral emotions and cognitions associated with crime, substance abuse, HIV risk behavior, and rehabilitation. Developing novel interventions for 'general population' jail inmates drawing on restorative justice, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Occupational health psychology including stress, work-family, and safety; the employee-organization relationship including psychological contracts, social exchange theory, and the norm of reciprocity; organizational climate and culture; innovation and creativity; positive aging and retirement transitions; cross-cultural aspects of industrial organizational psychology.
Examining how we recognize human movement and make sense of other peoples' actions and how this can be applied in specialized settings such as surveillance and in conditions in which human movement recognition may be impaired. *Faculty can have primary affiliation with only one program; for a list of faculty with secondary affiliation in the CBN program, see the CBN Research Interests page.
Applied Developmental Psychology: Peer relationships and social cognition in childhood
human development and statistics, with a particular interest in children's thinking and memory strategies
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Social Robotics and Embodied cognition in HCI
Applied Developmental Psychology: Children's transition to school, development of self-regulation, private speech, Vygotskian sociocultural theory, bilingualism and early schooling for English-language learners
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Decision-making and Usability
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Steve has directed funded research projects in the areas of team performance, shared mental models, leader-team interfaces, leadership training and development, leader adaptability, and executive coaching.