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The foundations of social and moral behavior.

We investigate when and how we learn empathy, cooperation, and prosocial behavior, as well as what happens when the development of these skills goes awry. 

Research topics.

 

Antisocial behavior

Brain function and structure

Callous-unemotional traits

Emotion processing

Empathy

Intervention 

Implementation science

Parenting

Psychopathy

Pregnancy 

Prosocial behavior

Methods.

 

Behavior observation 

Computational linguistics

Computer vision

Eye-tracking

Electrocardiogram

Diffusion tensor imaging

Functional neuroimaging

Questionnaires

Structural neuroimaging

Structural equation modeling

Twin studies