Our Areas of Research
Investigates how the brain controls motivated behavior though rodent models and neurochemical, molecular, genetic and immunohistochemical approaches.
Investigates Latino/Hispanic and other minority health disparities, health-threatening behaviors, and health-promoting behaviors.
Investigates mental health and the criminal justice system, juvenile risk taking and delinquency, and legal decision making involving plea bargains, juries and legislation.
Investigates language, memory and attention throughout the lifespan, and how the coexistence of two languages in one mind shapes human cognition.
Investigates the social and cultural processes associated with person and group interactions, with faculty with strong social cognitive foci and interests in prejudice and discrimination, face perception, and cultural influences on human behavior.
Investigates health and forensic issues to prepare trainees for doctoral training in Clinical Psychology and/or work in applied settings as psychological associates or professional counselors.