Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab

Address: 
1801 N Broad St Weiss Hall, Temple University
Philadelphia , PA , 19122
Phone: (215).204.2544
39° 58' 49.2636" N, 75° 9' 25.4448" W
Contact name: 
Dr. Johanna Jarcho
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Our research program bridges the areas of clinical, development, and social affective neuroscience. We study brain function and social-cognitive processes (i.e., interacting with others) that evolve during adolescence. We build on concepts from mental health research by examining the boundaries between normal and abnormal behavior, to determine how such processes manifest when people anticipate and receive predictable and unpredictable feedback from their peers. Two risk factors we are particularly interested in are early childhood temperament and exposure to peer victimization.