Active Studies

Electrophysiology and Moral Injury is a study to understand brain responses and cognitive processes related to mental health in combat veterans of OEF/OIF/OND. The study is a collaboration with Dr. Michelle Kelley and supported by a grant from the Society for Military Psychology (APA Division 19).

***NOW SEEKING PARTICIPANTS*** If you are interested in participating you will be asked about your military experience, mood, drug and alcohol use, PTSD symptoms, and other information. The study also involves tasks completed on a computer while attached to sensors that monitor your brain activity. Participating in the study takes about 2.5 hours at the ERP Lab at ODU, and participants will be compensated $60. To find out if you are eligible to participate, please email

Social Anxiety in Daily Life

Cognitive Processes and Psychophysiology is a project examining how constructs related to psychopathology relate to neural responses to various images, errors, and emotional facial expressions. The study involves collecting EEG, ECG, and pupilometry data.

Social Anxiety in Daily Life is a study that is evaluating associations among social anxiety, eye contact, and consequences of eye contact. This study uses mobile eye tracking in the lab and ecological momentary assessment (EMA).

The Influence of Mood on Reward-related Cognitions is an ERP study examining the association between mood, reward, and cognitive processes. The study aims to better understand how reduced processing of reward is associated with depressed mood. The study is funded by a Clarence J. Rosencrans Grant from the American Psychological Foundation / Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology. 

Comparing Gatekeeper Trainings is a study that is comparing outcomes of suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings over a six-month period after the training. The study is a collaboration with Dr. Robert Cramer at UNC- Charlotte. The trainings are funded by a Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant awarded by SAMHSA.