Author Archives: Elliot Berkman
Good news! Graduate student Rebecca Calcott has been awarded a Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association to support her project, “Cognitive Control: A Bridge Between Neurotransmitters and Real-World Behavior.” Congratulations, Rebecca!
Here is a guest post by Lisa May about her recent paper, published in the journal Mindfulness. Relationship between parents and their adolescent children are notoriously rocky. Nonetheless, research shows that a warm, caring parent-child bond can protect kids from problems … Continue reading
Listen to Elliot discuss his blog post about the effect of poverty on self-control over at The Academic Minute.
We are proud to announce the formation of the new Center for Translational Neuroscience within the Prevention Science Institute at the UO. Check out the mission statement: The mission of the CTN is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and … Continue reading
Elliot and other SANlabbers will be presenting new work at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) conference, April 28-30 in New York!
Check out Elliot’s interview about self-control and the role of neuroscience in understanding it on BlackBoxPhD!
SAN Lab grad student Lauren Kahn will be presenting her work on incentivizing self-control at the Association for Psychological Science on Sunday. Hope to see you there!
See Elliot’s latest blog post on The Motivated Brain over at Psychology Today: …Self-control is a resource, but a renewable, psychological one. We’ve known for a long time that goals that are motivated from within—for reasons that are personally important to us—are … Continue reading
People’s economic decisions are nearly always embedded in a social context. To what extent does that context influence their decisions, if at all? Social factors such as group memberships and affiliative motives have powerful effects on a range of behaviors. These factors … Continue reading
The following is a guest post by Nicole Giuliani. Food researchers (such as myself) study topics such as how often people crave their favorite foods or how well they are able to control those desires. We use a variety of laboratory measurement … Continue reading