Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Core Faculty, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Director, Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience & Aging
Director, Summer School in Social Neuroscience & Neuroeconomics
Prospective PhD students: I will be reading applications for the PhD program in Psychology & Neuroscience and the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program for Fall 2018.
Prospective post-docs: I am not actively recruiting post-docs (until we get another research grant), but if you think our lab is an ideal fit, please email me.
Prospective undergraduate students: Please email me if you are interested in joining the lab and we can find a time to meet.
Neuroscience Applications for Everyday Decision Making (NEUROSCI / PSY 462S), Fall 2017
Advanced seminar that evaluates whether neuroscientific research can improve human decision making and make the world a better place for individuals and society. Focus on a broad range of decisions and behaviors related to growing up and growing old, spending money, judging and interacting with others, maintaining emotional, cognitive, and physical health, and protecting the planet.
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology (PSY 201), Spring 2018
Introduction to statistical methods for undergraduate psychology majors.
PREVIOUS TEACHING AT YALE
Decision Neuroscience (PSYC 458 / ECON 263), Fall 2013 (evals), Fall 2014 (evals)
An overview and examination of the neuroscience of decision making. Interdisciplinary course highlighting research from cognitive neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, finance, marketing, computer science, and public health. Topics include reinforcement learning, risky decision making, intertemporal choice, social decision making, impulsivity and self control, development and aging, psychopathology, and commercial (e.g., neuromarketing) and public health applications.