Clinical Psychology: HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and traumatic injury management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Diversity & inclusion in the workplace
Molecular Neuroscience Department: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, hippocampus, human memory, neuron classification, semantic maps
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
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Work and family issues, human error, individual differences.
Development and learning of young children (preschool through Grade 3); young children's approaches to learning, cognition, and language; Effective professional development for adult learners
Clinical Psychology: The experience of victims of domestic violence
Clinical Psychology: empowerment, resilience, community-based learning, transformative education, civic engagement, intimate partner violence, client-centered services
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
aggression, relational aggression, preventative interventions, assessment, clinical treatment
Applied Developmental Psychology: 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 cybersecurity.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Animal behavior and cognition, especially communication, social hierarchy, and the effects of domestication; the teaching of psychology
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children
Applied Developmental Psychology: Executive function, cognitive control, self-control, cognitive development, conceptual development
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: 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 and memory, including their role in Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Applied Developmental Psychology: Developmental Psychology; Social Cognitive Development; Social and Emotional Learning; Play, Pretend, Imagination; Theatre, Drama and The Arts
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Genetic modulation of cognitive and brain aging, interventions for cognitive aging (behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation).
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Vigilance, Response Inhibition, Disaster and Emergency Response, Interaction of Cognitive and Physical Performance, Wearable Interfaces, Working Dogs
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Autism spectrum disorders, fMRI, cerebellum, sex differences, social perception
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
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: Effective management of teams; Strengthening the human side of work organizations.
Applied Developmental Psychology: Child & Adolescent Development, Peer Networks, Peer Influence, Development of Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Youth, Psychological Adjustment, Health-Risk Behavior, Social Network Analysis, Social Neuroendocrinology (Cortisol and Testosterone)
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.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Psychometrics, Faking Issues in personnel selection, Personality and individual differences, Non-cognitive assessments development, technology-based assessments (e.g., game-based assessments) in I/O
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Driver attention, emotion, and behavior; diagnostic driving; driving automation systems; social interactions in driving
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. My professional mission is to enhance well-being around the world through the promotion of psychological science.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Cognitive control, action monitoring, selective attention
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.
Clinical Psychology: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes
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, brain plasticity, and cognitive training
Applied Developmental Psychology: How peers affect each others' education and social and emotional competence
Forensic Psychology, Law Enforcement Crisis De-Escalation, Victim Experiences, Psychology of Criminal Behavior
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.
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 (assessment, applied behavior analysis, epidemiology) and  socio-emotional development and social adaptation. For free access to the Behavior Problems Inventory (BPI-01 and BPI-S) see below.
Areas of assessment and measurement with children.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: - Workplace Bias and Employment-Related Legal Issues - Organizational Justice, Behavioral Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Humanitarian Work Psychology - Emotions in the Workplace, Emotional Labor - The Assessment Center Method, Technology in Assessment, Legal Issues in Assessment - Cross-Cultural Issues Related to Workplace Justice and Assessment - The Science of Organizational Science, Research Ethics, and Integrity
Human Factors/Applied Cognition
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Vigilance or sustained attention, Human-Computer interaction, trust in automation, team performance.
Clinical Psychology: Well-being; exercise; sleep; physical health and longevity; mental health apps; social support; self-compassion; and help-seeking.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.
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.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Occupational Health and Well-being; Work-family dynamics; Personality and Individual Differences
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/executive functioning, private speech, bilingual language development, the arts and child development, long-term pre-K effects, advanced course placement, and educational success and equity for children of color
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.