What We Study

We study embodiment: how the mind influences the body, and how bodily changes influence thoughts, emotions, and intentions. For example, we study how emotions are experienced differently along the developmental trajectory, how aging influences risk perceptions and risk taking, how decisions are influenced by acute and chronic stress, and how people mange and attempt to control their racial biases - how those regulatory attempts often fail - resulting in revealing greater racial bias. 

our methods


We utilize psychophysiology as our primary research method to get a better understanding of the bidirectional influences of mind and body during different social tasks. Below are some of our physiological measures:

  • Heart Rate

  • Impedance Cardiography

  • Blood Pressure

  • Skin Temperature

  • Pulse Transit Time

  • Skin Conductance

  • Sleep Actigraphy