Outreach and Translation

Psychological Services Center The Psychological Services Center (PSC) at Temple University has been providing comprehensive psychological services to Temple students and members of the surrounding community for the past several decades.  Staffed by doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program at Temple, under the supervision of faculty from Temple’s Clinical Psychology Program, the PSC provides…

Featured Lab

Temple Neuroendocrinology & Behavior Laboratory The Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Lab (NBL), led by Dr. Debra Bangasser, is studying the effects of stress on the brain, and how those effects differ between males and females. Sex differences have been observed in the prevalence and presentation of many neuropsychiatric disorders. For example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more…

Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple (AACT)

The Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple (AACT), directed by Richard Heimberg, is dedicated to the study and treatment of anxiety disorders, with a primary focus on social anxiety disorder. The AACT provides evidence-based treatment for adults with social anxiety disorder, using a cognitive-behavioral approach. In addition to providing treatment, the AACT studies the efficacy of…

Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab

Our research, under the direction of Tania Giovannetti focuses on two topics–everyday functioning and the effect of vascular disease on cognition. Simple everyday tasks, like coffee making, are quite complex from a neurocognitive perspective. Visual systems are recruited to find and identify objects, spatial and motor systems to grasp and use objects, memory processes are…

Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC)

The Child & Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC) provides evidence-based services for children and teens with anxiety, using a cognitive-behavioral approach. In addition to our clinical work, we are always further evaluating the effectiveness of our approaches. We are staffed by advanced doctoral graduate students who are supervised by licensed Ph.D. clinical psychologists. Philip C.…

Olson Lab

Our research, under the direction of Ingrid Olson, studies human memory and its relationship to social processing, conceptual aspects of language (especially abstract concepts such as ‘truth’), decision making, and development. For instance, we are interested in how remembered social reward history biases subsequent memory and attention to different individuals. We are interested in neural…

Mood and Cognition Lab

The Mood and Cognition Lab, directed by Lauren Alloy, focuses on cognitive, psychosocial, developmental, and neurobiological vulnerabilities and mechanisms in the onset and course of depressive and bipolar spectrum disorders in adolescents and adults and is funded by multiple grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The lab includes fMRI, immune system (cytokine assessments…

Family and Children’s Research Collaborative (FCRC)

Formed in 1996 by Marsha Weinraub, the goal of the FCRC is to conceive, conduct, and produce sound research surrounding issues relevant to children and their families that is useful to scholars, child advocates, service community professionals, and state and federal policy makers. Current projects include understanding sleep throughout infancy,  childhood, and adolescence; predictors of…

Mechanisms of Affect Dysregulation (MAD) Lab

Directed by Michael McCloskey, the Mechanisms of Affect Dysregulation (MAD) lab is a translational research and treatment unit dedicated to expanding our understanding of the biological, psychological (cognitive-affective) and environmental mechanisms underlying difficulties in affect regulation (control of one’s emotional state). This is achieved through a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging studies among individuals with…