My program of research investigates the interplay of emotion, motivation, and action processes. I am profoundly interested in investigating the ways emotions effect how we engage with goal pursuit processes. To answer these questions, I use multiple research modalities, bringing together cutting-edge techniques, including neuropsychology and neurophysiology. In particular, I examine how emotion impacts psychophysiological measures such as EEG frequency and event-related potentials. Furthermore, my research uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral measures.
From these measures, I have found key insights to a host of psychological phenomena, including motor-action preparation, cognitive processing, and reward learning. My interest lies in developing psychological models of emotion, motivation, and goal pursuit. These areas of interest extend across a broad array of psychological and applied science. It is my hope to continue building relationships across multiple domains of study, including social, clinical, and cognitive psychology, as well as kinesiology, business, and education.