Bradley Taber-Thomas has been a member of Geneseo faculty since 2018.
Fall 2023: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:30pm and by appointment
Dr. Taber-Thomas' research is at the intersection of cognitive, affective, and developmental neuroscience. Our lab studies the role that emotion and attention-related brain systems play in social-emotional functioning, development, and risk for psychopathology. We are particularly interested in what happens to attention and social-emotional processes when the frontolimbic brain system is modified by typical or atypical development, by brain injury (stroke or concussion), or by intervention (attention bias modification, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, pharmacological). Current research studies include: studying patterns of attention and brain function in children at risk for anxiety, developing novel methods for capturing behavioral and brain markers of psychological risk, and examining daily fluctuations in attention biases.
Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Iowa, 2011
M.A., Philosophy, Georgia State University, 2008
B.A., Modern Languages, Northeastern University, 2004
Recent Courses Taught
Developmental Social-Cognitive Neuroscience
Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods
Liu, P., Taber-Thomas, B.C., Fu, X., & Pérez-Edgar, K.E. (2018). Biobehavioral markers of attention bias modification in temperamental risk for anxiety: a randomized control trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 57(2), 103-110.
Morales, S., Taber-Thomas, B.C., & Pérez-Edgar, K.E. (2017). Patterns of attention to threat across tasks in behaviorally inhibited children at risk for anxiety. Developmental Science 20, e12391.
Taber-Thomas, B.C., Morales, S., Hillary, F., & Pérez-Edgar, K.E. (2016). Altered topography of intrinsic functional connectivity in childhood risk for social anxiety. Depression and Anxiety 33(11), 995-1004.
Taber-Thomas, B.C.,* Asp, E.W.,* Koenigs, M., Sutterer, M., Anderson, S.W., & Tranel, D. (2014). Arrested Development: Abnormally Egocentric Moral Judgment After Developmental-Onset Prefrontal Cortex Damage. Brain 137(4), 1254-1261. (*equal contribution)
PSYC 216: Adolescent Development
An overview of the nature and course of human development during adolescence. Biological, cognitive, social, and personality development are considered, with emphasis on families, schools, and cultures as contexts for adolescent development.
PSYC 251: Intro to Behavioral Res Method
A systematic study of the principles of research design and methods. Topics include scientific methods of descriptive, correlational, basic experimental, quasi-experimental, and single-subject approaches, issues of validity and experimental control, ethical considerations, and skills in accessing and using psychological literature, critical reading, and scientific writing using American Psychological Association style.
PSYC 321: Dev Psych:DevSocl/CogNeurosci
An advanced course examining particular developmental domains or issues, with an emphasis on evaluation of contemporary research. Typical offerings include topics in cognitive development, social development, and applied developmental psychology.