Welcome to the DEPENd Lab!
Our research focuses on the development of neurobehavioral systems underlying personality and individual differences. In particular, we are interested in the maturation of processes underlying disadvantageous decision-making in young people.
The human brain changes rapidly in adolescence, potentially facilitating the integration of social information, emotions, and long-term goals. Yet for teens whose emotions are especially reactive and intense, adolescence may be a period of risk for volatile relationships and impulsive behaviors that are harmful. Our lab seeks to understand personality, brain, and behavioral differences between individuals who experience intense, unstable emotions relative to those with greater self-regulation.
The lab is directed by Michael Hallquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology.
We are a part of the Department of Psychology at Penn State in the Moore Building. We also conduct neuroimaging research at the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC).
New preprint from Alison Schreiber about the effect of disrupted physiological coregulation on romantic discord in couples with personality pathology.
Dr. Lina Vanyukov, Dr. Hallquist, and others publish new paper in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience on neurocomputational mechanisms of learning in social exchanges.
Dr. Joe Beeney, Dr. Hallquist, and others publish new paper in Clinical Psychological Science on problematic interpersonal behaviors and relationship satisfaction in borderline personality.
Drs. Hallquist and Dombrovski publish new paper in Cognition on the role of selective maintenance of value information in solving the exploration/exploitation dilemma.
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