Affect and Social Cognition Lab
Aging Cognition and Emotion Lab
Clinical Affective Science Lab (CASL)
Cognition Across Development Lab
The Cognition Across Development Laboratory explores the the development and consequences of socio-cognitive processes in both human and nonhuman primates.
Principal Investigator: Tara Mandalaywala
Cognitive & Developmental Neuroscience Lab
In our lab we study human cognition and cognitive development using behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG) measures in children, adolescents, and adults.
Principal Investigator: Joonkoo Park
Cognitive Experiments Models and Neuroscience Lab
Research in CEMNL focuses on human perception and memory from a broad-based perspective, using behavioral studies and neurophysiological measures in combination with neural and Bayesian models.
Principal Investigator: David Huber
Computational Memory and Perception Lab
We are interested in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of visual perception and memory in the human brain, and the effects of brain damage and aging on these cognitive functions.
Principal Investigator: Rosie Cowell
Developmental Milestones Lab
Everyone reaches milestones at a different pace. Our research lab is dedicated to understanding ways to promote optimal development for children with developmental delays and their families.
Principal Investigator: Ashley Woodman
Dynamic Memory Modeling Lab
In the lab, we explore how people remember events and make simple decisions by analyzing the time course of these processes. We also test ways to help people rationally respond to new information.
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Starns
Early Academic Development Lab
Early Behavior Development Lab
Family Relationships, Affective Science, & Minority Health (FAM) Lab
Here at the FAM Lab, we're interested in gaining a better understanding of how family relationships can yield benefits for mental health among youth from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. We approach this question through a biopsychosocial lens, and examine biological (hormones), psychological (emotion regulation), and social (cultural values) factors that might explain the impact social relationships have on mental health.
Principal Investigator: Evelyn Mercado
Implicit Social Cognition Lab
Individual Differences in Development Lab
We study the development of individual differences in behavioral, social-emotional and cognitive outcomes, with emphasis on parenting, home and school environments and how these interact with biological factors.
Principal Investigator: Kirby Deater-Deckard
Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Lab
Our research examines relations between groups to consider how legacies of inequality and conflict shape group members’ views of each other and the society in which they live, as well as their motivations for social change. We also seek to identify and test strategies that can foster improved relations between groups while also achieving ever-greater levels of social equality and justice.
Principal Investigator: Linda Tropp
Language, Intersensory Perception, & Speech (LIPS) Lab
Cellular and network mechanisms of motivation, learning, and executive functions. Neural function in animal models of addiction, ADHD, obesity, and depression. Neurotechnology and neural computation.
Principal Investigator: David Moorman
Neural Vitality Laboratory (NrV Lab)
Neuro Learning & Performance Laboratory
Neurocognition and Perception Laboratory
Neurocognitive research on basic auditory perception, speech perception, and selective attention with the goal of helping listeners (including children and older adults) understand speech in noise.
Principal Investigator: Lisa Sanders
Psychotherapy Research Lab
The Richardson Laboratory studies the neurobiology of stress and addiction. For more information about our research and available positions, see our website: www.richardsonlab-umass.com
Principal Investigator: Heather Richardson
Rudd Adoption Research Program
Self-Regulation, Emotions, & Early Development (SEED) Lab
Social Processes and Health Lab
The War and Peace Lab
We conduct research on processes of social identification, morality and justice, primarily in the context of (conflict and violence between) large social categories such as nations and ethnic groups.
Principal Investigator: Bernhard Leidner
Violence & Trauma Across the Lifespan (ViTAL) Lab
Visual Cognition and Attention Lab
Work and Family Transitions Project