Psychological and Brain Sciences
Psychology is a thriving department at Boston University, perennially among the most popular undergraduate major concentrations. The Department of Psychology’s faculty, more than 30 strong, continues to attract agency-funded research, publish extensively, and maintain a serious commitment to teaching BA, MA, and PhD students. The department’s affiliated research centers, the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders and the Center for Memory & Brain, offer opportunities for research experience, as do affiliated laboratory studies in topics including child cognition, neurophysiology, developmental behavior genetics, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and vision sciences.
Department chair: David Somers
Campus address: 64 Cummington Street
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Leveraging parasympathetic nervous system activity to study risk for psychopathology: the special case of callous-unemotional traits (Elsevier BV, 2020-11)Callous-unemotional (CU) traits are implicated in the development of severe and persistent antisocial behavior, and appear to arise from distinct behavioral, temperament, physiological, and neural risk factors to other ...
Associations between callous-unemotional traits and peer-rated social behaviors in elementary and middle school (Springer (part of Springer Nature), 2020-03-15)There is strong evidence that peers are of central importance to children’s and adolescents’ social and emotional adaptation and success in school. However, it remains an open question as to whether callous-unemotional ...
(Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2021)The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered family life, but whether family exposures to and worries about the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child conduct problems (CP) and callous-unemotional (CU) traits is unknown. ...
Observed peer competence moderates links between children’s observed self-regulation skills and academic performance (Elsevier, 2020-10-24)The current study focuses on the relations between observed measures of children’s self-regulation and academic achievement, as well as the extent to which observations of children’s peer competence in preschool moderates ...
Conducting research with individuals at risk for suicide: protocol for assessment and risk management (Wiley, 2020-04)OBJECTIVE: Suicide prediction, prevention, and intervention are urgent research areas. One barrier for research with high‐risk populations is limited resources to manage risk in a research setting. We describe using the ...
Integrating data science into the translational science research spectrum: a substance use disorder case study The availability of large healthcare datasets offers the opportunity for researchers to navigate the traditional clinical and translational science research stages in a nonlinear manner. In particular, data scientists can ...
Predictors of treatment satisfaction among adolescents following an intensive cognitive-behavioral intervention for panic disorder (2020-09-03)No studies to date examine predictors of treatment satisfaction following intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions among adolescents. Given the challenges to treatment adherence among adolescents, and the promise ...
(2020-10)Suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior are common after experiencing a sexual assault. Therefore, it is imperative to assess for and manage suicidal ideation using evidence-based techniques after a sexual assault medical ...
Brain function and clinical characterization in the Boston adolescent neuroimaging of depression and anxiety study (2020-03-12)We present a Human Connectome Project study tailored toward adolescent anxiety and depression. This study is one of the first studies of the Connectomes Related to Human Diseases initiative and is collecting structural, ...