(Contact Prof. Jonathan Gewirtz at email@example.com for more information.)
Our laboratories (Profs. Gewirtz, Overmier, and Thomas) use animal models to investigate behavioral and biological aspects of emotion and motivation. Specific areas of interest include motivational conditioning and memory, reinforcement, drug addiction, stress, and anxiety.
Studies of hearing using behavioral, computational and imaging techniques. Contact Prof. Andrew Oxenham for more information.
(Contact Prof. Monica Luciana at firstname.lastname@example.org or access our website at http://www.psych.umn.edu/faculty/luciana/index.htm for more information.)
The brain and behavioral processes laboratory uses a combination of behavioral, pharmacological, molecular genetic, and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the development and neurochemical underpinnings of functions controlled by the prefrontal cortex in humans. Specific areas of interest include working memory and cognitive control functions subserved by the dorsolateral and anterior cingulated cortices as well as reinforcement learning functions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Current studies emphasize adolescent brain development and implications for the development of substance abuse disorders.
Career Counseling & Assessment Clinic is a clinic, staffed by advanced graduate students in counseling psychology, that provides comprehensive testing, interpretation, and planning services for individuals who want to learn more about their vocational potential.
The Center for Cognitive Sciences is an interdisciplinary research center that serves as the foundation for research in the cognitive sciences at the University of Minnesota. Members of the Center represent 14 University departments and six colleges.
(Prof. Jo-Ida Hansen, Center Director, email@example.com)
The Center for Interest Measurement Research (CIMR) functions as a research office dedicated to the accumulation of new knowledge in the field of vocational interest measurement and career development, to the development of materials that make practical use of this knowledge, and to the provision of graduate student and professional education.
The Center for the Study of the Individual and Society promotes research aimed at understanding how and why people become actively involved in doing good for others and for society.
Located on the Minneapolis campus, the Center is dedicated to the establishment of a strong research community for social scientists focused on the theoretical and practical advancement of the field of political psychology.
In our lab, we explore through experiments how we gain access to, and awareness of, what we know and remember, and the accuracy and confidence of our judgments associated with such access. Our lab also uses neuroimaging techniques (fMRI) to examine the neuroanatomical correlates of memory encoding and retrieval.
This lab uses computational, behavioral, and neuroimaging methods to understand human vision. Current research focuses on the perception and recognition of objects.
This lab examines the validity of psychophysiological techniques used to detect deception, guilty knowledge, and concealed information. The lab is also concerned with public policy implications of the applications of these techniques. Read more here.
The Eating Disorders Research Program conducts studies on Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder as well as on Obesity. Currently, the clinic is conducting a treatment study on symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa.
Why do people fail to behave the way they want when they possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and opportunity to do so? Why do our best intentions so often go awry? Much of the work in my lab focuses on how people control their health behaviors after deciding to make a change. We focus closely on the particular health behaviors of dieting and eating, though we occasionally branch out into smoking and exercise.
Research in Jiang Lab focuses on the cognitive and brain mechanisms that allow humans to perceive, attent, learn, and remember visual input, and how such processing guides visual and cognitive decision making. (contact Dr. Jiang: firstname.lastname@example.org)
In this laboratory, we are interested in explaining human cognitive abilities—especially memory, vision, learning, and how these abilities are modulated by emotion and social interaction—in terms of how the brain accomplishes them. (Contact Dr. Marsolek: email@example.com)
The MCTFR seeks to identify environmental and genetic influences on psychological traits. Focusing on parents and their adolescent children, the MCTFR includes studies of twins, adoptees, and biologically related adolescent siblings. For more information, call the MCTFR office at 612-626-0245.
The Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research is dedicated to understanding reading difficulties and other important visual problems encountered by people with low vision.
Non-profit continuing professional education program sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Kent State University and coordinated by the University of Minnesota Press.
James N. Butcher conducts a research program devoted to the MMPI-2 and maintains a website that provides up-to-date information about the test.
(Contact Professor Moin Syed at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). The focus of the research in this lab is on how ethnically-diverse college students integrate various aspects of their selves to lead healthy and productive lives. We use a developmental perspective to investigate the interrelationships among narrative, identity, culture, and education (e.g., how cultural, ethnic, and racial identities are constructed and communicated through narrative among college students).
This study focuses on understanding the antecedents of successful outcomes in midlife. The principal investigators are from several universities around the country. Professor Robert Krueger (email@example.com) is the investigator at the University of Minnesota and is in charge of the twin study portion of the MIDUS project.
This work is based on demographic and questionnaire data gathered from a large sample of adults drawn from the birth-record-based registry of middle-aged twins born in Minnesota from 1936 to 1955, the Minnesota Twins Registry.
Psychoacoustics is the study of the relationship between the physical characteristics of acoustic stimuli and the psychological experiences or perceptions that listeners have in response to those stimuli.
(Contact Prof. Richard M. Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
The REM-MH Lab studies different aspects of cultural socialization experience and its relevance to identity, well-being, and mental health in primarily Asian American populations. Current projects focus on acculturation conflicts between parents and children, relationship between ethnic identity and discrimination, cultural predictors of academic success for students of color, and transnational, transracial adoptive families with children from Asia and Latin America.
(Contact Prof. Jeffry A. Simpson at email@example.com for more information.) The Social Interaction Laboratory, overseen by Prof. Jeff Simpson, is designed for studies that investigate how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of interaction partners impact the development, growth, maintenance, stability, and deterioration of relationships. The Lab contains several rooms for the observation, video-recording, and coding of complex social interactions.
Studies being conducted in the lab include:
(Contact Prof. Patricia Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
The research conducted in this lab focuses on the effects of traumatic events (e.g., victimization, bereavement), including both their negative (e.g., PTSD) and potentially positive (e.g., greater life appreciation) effects. We also study factors associated with recovery from traumatic events, including perceived control, coping, and social support. Current projects include the development a new measure of perceived control over traumatic events; a prospective, longitudinal study of traumatic life events; and a writing intervention for returning veterans.
In this laboratory, we are interested in the neural basis of human vision, visual attention, and visual awareness. Both psychophysical and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging methods are used in these studies.
Research in our laboratory seeks to understand vision and cognition by combining measurements of behavior with neural measurements made using functional MRI. A main topic currently under investigation is visual plasticity—how cortex can change with experience. Within this domain we are examining effects of altered environments, perceptual training, and visual expertise.
Contains the Vision and Attention Laboratory, the Computational Vision Laboratory, the MN Laboratory for Low-Vision Research, and the Visual Cognition Laboratory.
VPR supports, maintains, and distributes the instruments and materials developed to operationalize, test, and apply the Theory of Work Adjustment.
This research program involves coordinated cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intervention studies, conducted in field settings as well as in the laboratory, to understand the antecedents, experiences, and consequences stages of the volunteer process.
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