Molecular Neuroscience Department: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, hippocampus, human memory, neuron classification, semantic maps
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Transportation and Auditory research
Applied Developmental Psychology
Applied Developmental Psychology: Adult and elderly development
Molecular Neuroscience Department: 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, community-based learning, civic engagement
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
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, and significance testing, as well as predictors and outcomes of emotions in the workplace.
aggression, relational aggression, preventative interventions
Applied Developmental Psychology: Classrooms as a context for student learning and development; Teacher-student interactions; Classroom quality and variability; Social-emotional teaching, Fine motor skills; Quantitative Methods.
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: Animal learning and behavior, comparative cognition, the teaching of psychology
Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children
Clinical Psychology: adolescent suicide, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems
Clinical Psychology: personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns
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 across the adult lifespan by measuring effects of neurotransmission and neurotrophic SNPs, including the Alzheimer susceptibility gene APOE. This also includes the role of cognitive training to heighten everyday functioning.
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: Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues
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.
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: Neural bases of feature-based attention, attentional orienting to novelty, and performance monitoring.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.
Clinical Psychology: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes
Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience
Role of signal transduction in memory storage
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
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 college students and older adults; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.
teams, competition and conflict, performance under stress and resilience.
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: * Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior
Industrial/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.
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