Research Topics

Our research focuses on understanding and explaining the mechanisms that underlie impulsivity as well as problem/pathological gambling
Impulsivity has been variously defined as human behavior without adequate thought, the tendency to act with less forethought than do most individuals of equal ability and knowledge, or a predisposition toward rapid, unplanned reactions to internal or external stimuli with diminished regard to the negative consequences of these reactions.
Gambling is a common behavior in which the majority of adolescents and adults participate.  Gambling can be defined as placing something of value at risk in hopes of gaining something of greater value.