Laboratories & Research Infrastructure

   
Forensic Interviewing & Suggestibility Laboratory    

Forensic Interviewing & Suggestibility Laboratory

Director: James M. Wood, Ph.D.

Dr. Wood's laboratory is comprised of four rooms: a faculty office, a graduate student office, and two rooms for data collection and analysis. Research in this laboratory focuses on forensic issues, particularly topics concerning memory, suggestibility, and interviewing in legal contexts.

   
Mental Health & Criminal Justice Laboratory    

Mental Health & Criminal Justice Laboratory

Director: Jennifer Eno Louden, Ph.D.

Dr. Eno Louden's lab includes one large observation room with one-way mirrors, an observation area, and two graduate student offices. The lab focuses on topics related to mental health and criminal justice.

   
Social Cognition & Virtual Reality Laboratory    

Social Cognition & Virtual Reality Laboratory

Director: Michael A. Zárate, Ph.D.

Dr. Zárate's laboratory is a 3 room lab with one large room and two offices for graduate students. The lab also includes a computer lab that houses four computers to run RT studies. The labs are well equipped with new computers, printers, eye-tracking, and virtual reality equipment. Students working in the lab are focused on how various social cognitive factors influence stereotyping and prejudice, particularly as it relates to the border population.

   
Social Neuroscience Laboratory    

Social Neuroscience Laboratory

Director: Steve L. Crites, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Crites’ laboratory is composed of three rooms – one large room that contains computers and specialized equipment for recording electrical brain activity and two smaller chambers where participants can be isolated from the noise and equipment while engaged in research. Research in this lab uses electrical brain activity to make inferences about cognitive processes. Two offices for graduate students are adjacent to this laboratory space.

   
Dark Triad & Corporate Crime Laboratory    

Dark Triad & Corporate Crime Laboratory

Director: Daniel N. Jones, Ph.D.

The D3CC-lab is led by Dr. Daniel N. Jones along with with Adon Neria and Jessie Carre as Ph.D. students, and a handful of extremely talented undergraduate leaders. The physical lab has a main lobby for students and participant waiting, a dyadic interaction room, a neurophysiology room, and a behavioral economics room. The lab is equipped with a portable neurological scanning tool called a functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) device, and a full suite of physiological measures (both local and portable). We investigate questions pertaining to three broad areas of research: Crime by proxy, malevolent personalities, and organizational-related behaviors.

   
Vinson Computer Laboratory    

Vinson Computer Laboratory

This laboratory (available to all faculty and graduate students) houses 20 personal computers, networked to a series of laser printers. The lab is available for faculty and graduate students to run computer aided research. The computers were recently replaced in 2008 and are well equipped to run all relevant experimental, data analysis, and word processing software.