Under the direction of David Chester, Ph.D., the SPN Lab seeks to understand why people try to harm one another. Decades of research have revealed what types of people are aggressive (e.g., narcissists, psychopaths) and what situations bring out violent tendencies (e.g., heat, insults). However, the psychology community has yet to fully understand the feelings and thoughts that come in between such inputs and their aggressive outcomes.

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undergrads 2017

In spring 2017, undergraduate research assistants in the SPN Lab helped conduct two laboratory
experiments on the psychological and neural bases of intimate partner violence.