Welcome to the website of the Social and Affective Neuroscience (SAN) Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon. The lab is also affiliated with the Center for Translational Neuroscience and the Prevention Science Institute.

Research in the SAN Lab investigates how motivational and cognitive factors contribute to goal pursuit using methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Our research program is guided by the belief that studying the intersection of basic neural processes, cognition, affective and motivational systems, and long-term behavioral outcomes is the best way to understand self-regulation and to develop novel interventions to help people be successful in their goal pursuit.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in research!

Our research is generously funded by: