Rising Stars

Savio Wong

Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong http://www.ied.edu.hk/ps/view.php?m=646&secid=1701 What does your research focus on? My research focuses on examining body and brain interaction and its role in decision making. My studies integrate psychophysiological measurements with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the cortical modulation of the autonomic nervous system More

Essi Viding

University College London, UK www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/staff/cehp-staff/e_viding What does your research focus on? My research focuses on understanding different developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behavior. I have a particular interest in a subgroup of children who not only have behavioral problems, but also have callous-unemotional traits. What drew you to this line More

Maarten Vansteenkiste

Ghent University, Belgium www.vopspsy.ugent.be/en/developmental-psychology/maarten-vansteenkiste.html www.selfdeterminationtheory.org What does your research focus on? I focus on motivational dynamics in my research. I am to understand how different reasons for engaging in an activity and pursuing different goals are related to outcomes, such as performance, persistence, learning, and well-being. Often, it is assumed More

Lars Schwabe

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany http://www.cog.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/larss.html What does your research focus on? At the intersection of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and endocrinology, my research focuses on how stressful experiences influence cognitive processes. In particular, I am interested in how stress and stress hormones shape our memories and how they affect the interactions of More

Victoria Southgate

Birkbeck, University of London, UK www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/people/scientificstaff/vicky What does your research focus on? I am interested in the cognitive and neural mechanisms that enable young children, from early infancy, to interact with and learn from other people, and how these might differ from other species. We know a great deal about More