Coming this October: The Fear Factor

I’m delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of my book on psychopathy, altruism, and everything in between. It takes a deep dive into my research on what causes extremes of human nature, from extreme aggression to extraordinary acts of altruism. The Fear Factor will be published this October by Hachette; you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Advance praise for The … Continue reading Coming this October: The Fear Factor

Congratulations to Dr. Cardinale!

A huge congratulations to Dr. Elise Cardinale, a founding member of the lab, who successfully defended her dissertation exploring the relationships among emotionality, fear sensitivity, and the structure and function of the amygdala in youths with callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems. This summer, Elise will begin a post-doctoral fellowship investigating the neural basis of fear and anxiety in children and adolescents with Danny Pine and … Continue reading Congratulations to Dr. Cardinale!

September 2016

Lab member and graduate student Kruti Vekaria has written an article for Brain Blogger about the relationship between patterns of neural connectivity and the tendency to procrastinate. As she describes, a recent brain imaging study of procrastinators found that, “neural functional connectivity was actually able to add significant additional predictive power on top of what self-control could predict by itself. This suggests that there is … Continue reading September 2016

June 2016

Congratulations to Emily Robertson, our wonderful laboratory manager for the last two years, as she moves on to the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Louisiana State University, where she will be working with the amazing Paul Frick. The only problem is how sad we are to say good-bye. Thank you for all you have done for LSAN, Emily! We will miss you. But we know we are in good … Continue reading June 2016