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…

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…

Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Laboratory (NBL)

The Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Laboratory, directed by Debra Bangasser, investigates the neurobiological underpinnings of vulnerability and resilience to stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because women are twice as likely to suffer from depression and PTSD as men, a major goal of the NBL is to identify sex…

Temple Eating Disorders (TED) program

As a psychological research and training clinic, the Temple Eating Disorders (TED) program at Temple University specializes in difficult-to-treat eating problems, including Anorexia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder. Directed by Eunice Chen, the lab group investigates both the neurobiological and psychosocial mechanisms of these eating disorders including brain neurocircuity and emotion regulation.  Our clinical mission is…

Developmental Science Lab

The studies conducted in the Developmental Science Laboratory span a range of ages from infants, through preschoolers, to adults.  We are primarily interested in the brain mechanisms involved in the processing and understanding of other’s actions, with a focus on the connections between action production and action perception.  The lab is located on the 5th floor…