Welcome to Dr. Jennifer Beer's Self-Regulation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin!

Graduate Student Applicants for Fall 2019 Admission: Thank you for considering our lab for your graduate training. Dr. Beer gets most of her information about your previous research experience from your CV and your letters of recommendation. To make your application stand out, please consider spending most of the space in the research statement about the types of questions and experiments you would like to pursue in your graduate training. Also, please feel free to drop Dr. Beer an introductory email.

 


Self Regulation Lab

Back Row (L to R): Shana Mahesania, Ana Rigney, Jennifer Beer, Aqsa Ali, Skylar Brannon

Front Row (L to R): Chandler Michaels, Michelle Harris

Welcome to Jennifer Beer's lab!  Our research focuses on:
    Self and Authenticity
    Emotion, Motivation
    Social Cognition, Person Perception, Impression Formation

In our lab at the University of Texas at Austin, we're interested in how these processes contribute to appropriate social functioning. For example, how do our motivations to see ourselves and other people in particular ways impact our decisions in social interactions? At the moment, the main areas of our current research include social rejection, authenticity, and the neural basis of motivational influences on social construal
. To address these questions, we use:
   
    Behavioral methods
    Behavioral observation (e.g., FACS coding)
    Computational modeling
    Self and peer-report

    Neuroscience methods
    Neuroimaging (fMRI, ERP)
    Patients with lesions