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Labs and Research Groups

Director: Dr. Steven Beach


Some of the research in our lab has been examining the role of particular genotypes in moderating environmental effects on behavioral outcomes. Recently we have shown that genotype moderates effects of parenting on child outcomes,…

Research in the Behavioral Neuropharmacology Laboratory examines the neurobiological effects of exercise in rodent models. The work focuses on how exercise produces long-term regulation of neurotransmitter functions and how these changes mediate the behavioral and…

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory is a collaborative effort based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. Under the direction of Drs. Brett Clementz and Jennifer McDowell, members of the laboratory are engaged in a variety of…

Director: Dr. Leonard L. Martin


The Cultural Evolution and Optimal Experience lab explores the mismatch between basic human nature and modern culture. Our basic nature was formed, in part, during the Paleolithic era (i.e., 200,000 years ago) when our ancestors…

The Georgia Gambling and Decision Lab is based in the Psychology Department of the University of Georgia. The lab is collaborative in nature, and has been directed by Dr. Adam Goodie since 1998. Our research is dedicated to the multidisciplinary domains of gambling…

Directed by Dr. Karl Kuhnert, the LEAD Lab offers both research and applied experiences in the field of I-O Psychology for students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of their research interests and career goals.


Our lab's research centers on…

Director: Dr. Randy Hammond


The primary goal of our research program is to conduct basic and applied studies on the visual system. A primary focus of the laboratory has been the study of the dietary carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin,…

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