Department of Molecular Neuroscience: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, hippocampus, human memory, neuron classification, semantic maps
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Transportation and Auditory research
Applied Developmental Psychology
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.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Work and family issues, human error, individual differences.
Clinical Psychology: 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
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
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The role of metals in learning, including fear conditioning and Alzheimer's disease.
The genetic modulation of cognitive and brain change in midlife by measuring effects of neurotransmission and neurotrophic SNPs, including the Alzheimer susceptibility gene APOE.
Clinical Psychology: Forensic psychology, forensic evaluation, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, psychopathy, risk assessment, etiology of criminal behavior and associated disorders.
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.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Dealing with and preventing discrimination in the workplace.
Molecular Neuroscience Department/ Department of Psychology: Social Cognition, Social Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics
Applied Developmental Psychology
The emotional sequelae of chronic worry in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Clinical Psychology: My major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior. I am retired from my fulltime teaching position at George Mason University and therefore will no longer be accepting new doctoral students.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Executive functioning, feature-based attention and reflexive attentional orienting.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: 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, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships in which one partner has experienced a traumatic event.
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; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Neuroanatomical changes associated with video game training in older adults
Clinical Psychology: Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.
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.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: 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.
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
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.