Nidhi Desai presented her research on the effects of social and non-social stimuli in Pavlovian-Instrumental Transfer (PIT) at the Society of Neuroeconomics (SNE) conference in Vancouver.
Sophie Paolizzi submitted her comps, which explored the advantages of aversive Pavlovian to Instrumental transfer (PIT) in surmounting uncertainty in social environments. The comps also theorized about how PIT processes which minimize aversive outcomes could give rise to interpersonal dysfunction.
Macy Parmelee, our undergraduate RA, was invited to present the results of her gambling task analyses at an open interview day for Virginia Tech’s cognitive neuroscience program!
Aysenur Okan completed her comprehensive exam proposing a novel model of negative urgency. This paper uses hierarchical reinforcement learning models to define impulsive behaviors as overgeneralized model-based responses.
Sophie Paolizzi published a new paper in Consciousness and Cognition exploring how affective valence plays a role in judgments of control (JoC) in intentional action.
Alison Schreiber began her postdoc at the Decision Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations, Alison!
Aysenur Okan published a new paper in European Psychiatry investigating a machine learning (ML) approach to classifying major depressive disorder diagnosis based on self-report measures.
We welcome Rachel Velasquez as our new lab manager! You can read more about our newest lab member here.
We welcome Caroline Vincent as our new lab manager! You can read more about our newest lab member here.
Aysenur Okan published a meta-analysis and systematic review in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology showing that over-general autobiographical memory is not associated with dissociative symptoms.
We are currently recruiting undergraduate research assistants for Fall 2022! Please fill out our Undergraduate Research Assistant Application to be considered. The deadline to apply is July 27, 2022.
Hannah Evans, an undergraduate RA, successfully defended her senior honors thesis on the impact of stress on the balance of short-term and long-term reward using a reinforcement learning framework. Congratulations, Hannah!
We are currently recruiting undergraduate research assistants for Fall 2021! Please fill out our Undergraduate Research Assistant Application to be considered.
We welcome Ruofan Ma as our new graduate student, Kathy Do as our postdoc, and Will Asciutto as our research programmer to the lab! You can read more about our newest lab members here.
We are currently recruiting undergraduate research assistants for Spring 2021! Please fill out our Undergraduate Research Assistant Application to be considered.
We welcome our new graduate student, Aysenur, lab managers, Selin and Abbegail, and research programmer, Nidhi, to the team! We also welcome our new research assistants, Nihar, Sarah, and Ashley! You can read more about our new lab members here.
The lab will be moving from Penn State to UNC Chapel Hill on July 1st, 2020. Dr. Hallquist has accepted an Associate Professor position in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Thanks for the wonderful experiences over the past five years, Penn State!
Along with colleagues at University of Pittsburgh, Alison Schreiber and Michael Hallquist publish new article in Journal of Abnormal Psychology examining disrupted physiological coregulation in romantic couples with personality pathology.
Tim Allen, Alison Schreiber, Nate Hall, and Michael Hallquist publish new article in Journal of Personality Disorders arguing for explanatory models in neuroscientific studies of personality pathology.
Alex Dombrovski, Bea Luna, and Michael Hallquist post new preprint describing the role of the hippocampus in learning from reinforcement in a structured one-dimensional space.
Dr. Hallquist recognized as a 2019 ISSPD Young Investigator, along with Drs. Susan South and Johannes Zimmermann.
Alison Schreiber presents research on social decision-making in borderline personality at SRP in Indianapolis.
We welcome Tim Allen as a new postdoc in the lab!
Rick Gilmore and Michael Hallquist co-organize R bootcamp 2018.
New paper published in Network Neuroscience reviewing the use of graph theory to characterize brain disorders.
New paper published in NeuroImage on the role of incentives in modulating control-related circuitry over development.
New preprint posted reviewing the use of graph theory to characterize brain disorders.
DEPENd Lab now seeking applications for a postdoc to study decision-making in borderline personality.
Dr. Hallquist publishes new paper on MplusAutomation package for R in Structural Equation Modeling.
New preprint posted describing how selective maintenance facilitates reinforcement learning in complex environments. DEPENd Lab publishes new paper on a decision neuroscience approach to borderline personality. Dr. Hallquist co-facilitates training workshop on longitudinal fMRI methods at the Flux Congress meeting.
Nate Hall presents on the role of dysfunctional personality traits in inhibitory control tasks using a drift diffusion model at the Society for Neuroeconomics.
Alison Schreiber wins best student poster award at the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR) conference for her work on physiological coregulation in romantic couples.
Nate Hall wins the Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition (CBBC) student travel award from Penn State to go to Vancouver.
Along with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, the DEPENd Lab begins a new longitudinal study of decision-making in borderline personality, funded by NIMH.
DEPENd Lab publishes encyclopedia entry on prototype approaches to personality disorders.
Nate Hall presents research on the development of brain networks in borderline personality at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping meeting.