I study the brain systems involved in emotion and attention and their role in social-emotional functioning, to discover ways to promote healthy, adaptive social-emotional development. To address these questions, my research looks at what happens when brain functioning is altered by typical or atypical development, by intervention, or by brain injury. Further, my research approach involves multiple levels (basic and applied), perspectives (neural, psychological, and philosophical), and techniques (neuroimaging, psychophysiological, eye tracking, interventions, lesion patients, and high-risk populations). Students are a central part of my research program. My lab develops training materials, manuals, and protocols to facilitate students' participation in research and maximize their training.