Director

Peter Sokol-Hessner

Peter received his Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University in Elizabeth Phelps' lab. He did postdoctoral training with Antonio Rangel at Caltech, and then with Nathaniel Daw and Elizabeth Phelps at NYU. In his work, he enjoys integrating the perspectives and methods associated with different fields, including cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and microeconomics, to understand how we assess value, how we use value to guide behavior, and the ways that emotion is integrated into those processes. 

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Staff

Kelsey Shaffer

Kelsey received B.S. degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Virginia Tech before completing a post-baccalaureate position at the University of Oregon on fMRI projects researching the efficacy of improving inhibitory control in the presence of peer and other risk cues. Her primary research interests surround the dynamics of social relationships and the factors that influence the formation and maintenance of these relationships over time.

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Graduate Students

Hayley Roper

Hayley received her Master's degree in Psychology from New York University researching the relationship between sleep related problems and behavioral functioning, affective development, and cognitive processing in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research interests primarily involve the development of the brain mechanisms underlying self-regulation and decision-making across adolescence and into adulthood.

Hayley is currently a part-time research assistant in the lab, and will be joining us full time as a graduate student in Fall 2017.

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Undergraduate Students

Priscilla Stecher: Priscilla is a pre-med biology major (with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience), and minors in chemistry, psychology, communication studies, and medical physics, graduating in June 2017. 

Logan Atkinson: Logan is a double major in Economics and Psychology, and is a member of the class of 2018.

 
 

Collaborators

Colin Camerer, Ph.D., Caltech [web]
Liz Phelps, Ph.D., New York University [web]
Nathaniel Daw, Ph.D., Princeton University [web]
Antonio Rangel, Ph.D., Caltech [web]
Mauricio Delgado, Ph.D., Rutgers Newark [web]
Cate Hartley, Ph.D., New York University [web]
Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D., New York University [web]
Kateri McRae, Ph.D., University of Denver [web]
Jian Li, Ph.D., Peking University [web]
Dominic Fareri, Ph.D., Adelphi University [web]
Steve Fleming, Ph.D., University College London [web]
Candace Raio, Ph.D., New York University [web]
Damian Stanley, Ph.D., Adelphi University [web]
Oriel FeldmanHall, Ph.D., Brown University [web]
Amy Krosch, Ph.D., Cornell University [web]
Karolina Lempert, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania [web]
Leor Hackel, M.A., Stanford University [web]

 

Alumni