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

Graduate Student Applicants: We have contacted successful applicants for Fall 2018. Thanks for considering our lab for your graduate training!


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:
    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 are the neural basis of motivational influences on social construal and perceiving other people in  light of new information.
We are also investigating sources of self-esteem. 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 lesion