The Social Psychoneuroendocrinology Lab (SPEL) examines interactions between hormones, the environment, and human social behavior with an emphasis on status hierarchies, decision-making, and emotion regulation/stress.
Our lab integrates methods from the psychological sciences with neuroscience methods (hormone measurement and administration, neuroimaging, cardiovascular responses, genotype, etc.) to understand these processes.
The next time you’re on Facebook, check out the new Social Neuroendocrinology group! Created by Dr. Elizabeth Tenney and Dr. Michelle Wirth, this group serves as an internal forum for discussion among scientists studying hormones and social behavior from a variety of angles. Stay tuned for information about the upcoming Social Neuroendocrinology pre-conference at SPSP this coming February in Austin, Texas!