In the News



We have started our SPADE study! We are excited to have participants in the lab!

We have received symposium acceptance at ADAA! The ADAA 2019 39th Annual Conference (March 28-31, Chicago, IL) will bring together an expected 1,400 clinicians and researchers from across the US and around the world who want to improve treatments and find cures for anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. Our work is titled Neural Response to Social and Non-Social Information: Associations with Anxiety and Depression Symptoms during Childhood through Late Adolescence. We look forward to sharing our work at the conference.


September 5th, 2018

Our third year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student, Tessa Clarkson, recently won the Second Year Research Award at Stony Brook University.

The Second Year Research Award is given to acknowledge the best master’s thesis of the year in the graduate Ph.D. psychology programs. Tessa’s project examined early childhood and preadolescent brain and behavioral risk factors collectively predicting risk for the continuation of social anxiety symptoms in mid-adolescence. She tested the extent to which brain function during social interactions in preadolescence influenced the effects of social anxiety and early childhood social reticence on the persistence of social anxiety symptoms in mid-adolescence. 


August 20th & 21st, 2018

Our Eye Tracker was delivered! Even more new equipment for our new studies! We were very fortunate, yet again, to have an in-depth two day training on our new equipment. We look forward to using this for upcoming studies. 


August 13th & 14th, 2018

Our EEG equipment was delivered! Our lab was lucky enough to get a two day training with our new equipment from the developers of the system. We're excited to start up our new EEG studies!


August, 2018

We moved!

We have officially moved to Temple University from Stony Brook University. We're still finishing up our FRIEND study at Stony Brook (check that out in our "Current Studies" section), which means there is still some time to participate in our research studies on Long Island.

Moving forward, we will be recruiting from the Greater Philadelphia area!


October 25, 2017

Dr. Johanna Jarcho was quoted in an interview: Getting Bullied as a Kid Can Stay with You for Life. link.


October 12, 2017

Hung-Wei (Bernie) Chen, one of our undergraduate Research Assistants, won the Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) 2018 Convention, Atlanta, GA. This award provides financial support for its recipients to travel to the annual conference. Congratulations!


April 25, 2017

Ali Pellecchia, one of our undergraduate Research Assistants, received a research grant for summer 2017 from the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Summer Program. This program provides financial support for Stony Brook students to complete 10 weeks of full-time mentored research. Congratulations!