HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and traumatic injury management
Molecular Neuroscience Department: 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
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.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Environmental factors contributing to the risk for psychiatric disorders
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
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, assessment, clinical treatment
Classrooms as a context for student learning and development; Teacher–student interactions; Classroom quality and variability; Social-emotional teaching, Quantitative Methods.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Job performance, judgment and decision-making, work situations, personality, job attitudes and job-related mood/emotions, and psychological approaches to the study of cyber security.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Animal behavior and cognition, especially communication, social hierarchy, and the effects of domestication; the teaching of psychology
Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children
Neural substrates of memory, neural and cognitive development, stress and behavioral control, real-time brain activity focus in a multidisciplinary setting
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.
Genetic modulation of cognitive and brain aging, interventions for cognitive aging (behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation).
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, emotions, purpose in life, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, social relationships, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life.
Computational cognitive modeling, computational social science
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Dealing with and preventing discrimination in the workplace.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Effective management of teams; Strengthening the human side of work organizations.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience: Social Cognition & Prosocial Behaviors
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Worker well-being; worker health; work-life issues; leisure; emotions; positive worker characteristics; work stress and stress management; gender and well-being.
Driver attention, emotion, and behavior; diagnostic driving; experiential learning; incentives and behavior change
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.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Executive control, performance monitoring, selective attention
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.
Clinical Psychology: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Effects of stress on attention, working memory, and decision making. Influence of task interruption on decision-making and mental representations of visual and verbal information. Ameliorating effects of stress through mindfulness training, cognitive training, and neuro-stimulation.
Applied Developmental Psychology: Children and life span development- particularly helping children who lag in cognitive development catch up to their peers.
Visual attention, eye movements, working memory, attentional control, 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
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
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: * 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.
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.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Time Perception, Space Perception, Datasharing
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 (or co-directed) funded research projects in the areas of multiteam systems, cyber security incident response teams, team performance, team mental models, leader-team interfaces, leadership training and development, leader adaptability, and executive coaching.