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

Graduate Student Applicants: We may be accepting a graduate student for Fall 2018. When writing your application, it is most helpful if you allocate the majority of the essay on the types of research questions and experiments that you'd like to pursue during your graduate training. A brief synopsis of your previous research experience is helpful but this information tends to be mostly covered in your CV and letters of recommendation so the essay is your chance to help me understand what kind of training and questions you want to pursue as you move forward.


Self Regulation Lab

Front Row (L to R): Jessica Koski, Bridget Kajs, Jacie Richardson

Back Row (L to R): Ana Rigney, Jennifer Beer, Taru Flagan, Ellie Fogelman

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