About the PAC Lab.
Led by Dr. Cortney Simmons, the PAC lab aims to understand the individual and environmental factors that contribute to antisocial psychopathology (e.g., conduct disorder, psychopathic traits) and behavior (e.g., aggression, violent crime) in adolescents. Ultimately, we hope to generate research that can inform the prevention and treatment of antisocial behavior and, in turn, prevent/reduce the suffering experienced by victims and perpetrators.
We use a broad set of methods and theories from developmental psychology, clinical science, and criminology (e.g., secondary data analyses, behavioral tasks, psychophysiology, and neuroimaging) to accomplish these aims.
Our Primary Aims
Characterize the developmental trajectories of antisocial psychopathology and their implications for behavior
Identify cognitive/affective processes associated with antisocial psychopathology and behavior
Understand how contact with the juvenile legal system influences
adolescent psychopathology and behavior
C. Simmons, E.L. Rogers-Romero, E. Cauffman