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.
SPELab is proud to welcome the newest member of the team, Kathleen Casto. Dr. Casto joins us from Emory University where she worked with David Edwards on the social endocrinology of groups with a special focus on sports. She will be leading new research in the lab on testosterone, cortisol, and group dynamics. We can't wait to challenge her to a foot race (with a 20-30 sec. head start for the rest of us). Welcome aboard Dr. Casto!