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Disinhibition is central to many conceptualizations of psychopathology and can be expressed in different ways from impulsivity to criminality to aggression. Although many disinhibited individuals display similar behaviors (e.g., impulsivity, aggression, criminal behavior, substance use), the factors underlying these behaviors are relatively distinct. Research in the Mechanisms of Disinhibition (MoD) Lab utilizes multidisciplinary theoretical principles and methods (e.g., electrophysiology, neuroimaging, behavior, self-report) to distinguish the underlying mechanisms and identify correlates at micro, mezzo, and macro levels in order to improve the identification of these syndromes and develop innovative syndrome-specific interventions. The MoD Lab explores disinhibited behavior across various populations, including currently incarcerated individuals, community samples, and youth.

General Research Interests

  • Psychophysiological and neural correlates of disinhibited behaviors
  • Etiopathogenesis of disinhibitory psychopathology (e.g., Psychopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders) 
  • Environmental factors that contribute to disinhibited behavior
  • Development of mechanism-matched interventions for disinhibition

MoD Lab Announcements

  • May Conley wins her second award of the week! She was granted the 2022 Student Achievement Award in Research from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP)/APA Division 53. Outstanding work, May! 

  • May Conley was selected as the SSCP Student Poster Winner for the 2022 APS conference. Congratulations, May!

  • Cali Baillie, Jillian Jolly, and Klara Aastroem receive Richter Fellowships to support their summer research! Congratulations! 

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