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…

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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…

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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…

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Ellman Lab

Our research, under the direction of Lauren Ellman, focuses on examining genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the development of schizophrenia and related disorders, such as other psychotic disorders and depression. Research in the Ellman Lab explores environmental and biological contributions to major psychopathology. We are particularly interested in developmental trajectories of certain mental…

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Research in Spatial Cognition (RISC) Lab

Under the direction of Thomas F. Shipley and Nora Newcombe, the Research in Spatial Cognition Lab Group is part of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The purpose of SILC is to “develop the science of spatial learning and use this knowledge to transform educational practice,…

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Cognition and Learning Lab

The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Elizabeth Gunderson, investigates mathematical development from both cognitive and social perspectives, including topics such as numerical development, the relation between spatial and numerical skills, and the development of math anxieties and stereotypes.  Participants range from two-year-olds to adults with a focus on preschool and elementary school students.…

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Adolescent Development and Decision-Making Lab

The Adolescent Development and Decision-Making Lab (directed by Laurence Steinberg) studies various aspects of adolescent development and decision-making, with a special focus on understanding why adolescents often engage in risky and reckless behavior. We use a variety of methods in our work, including behavioral tests, brain imaging, and questionnaires. Among our current projects are several studies…

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Cognition and Implicit Attitude (CIA) Lab

The CIA Lab, under the direction of Andy Karpinski, focuses on unconscious processes in social cognition.  We have several main areas of research.  First, we develop and refine indirect measures of social cognition.  Second, we explore when and how implicit social cognition predicts individual behavior and/or group differences.  Finally, we investigate the abilities and processes…

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Temple Infant and Child Lab (TICL)

The Temple Infant and Child Lab (TICL) is a research laboratory devoted to the understanding of cognitive development in infants and children, aged two months to ten years old. Directed by Drs. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe, our lab conducts cutting-edge research on spatial development, memory, language development, and the role of play and creativity…

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