The decline effect occurs when results which are rigorously obtained do not hold up in repeated trials. This lab is interested in investigating the cause of this frustrating phenomena which appears in a wide range of domains in science.
Although we experience emotions all day long, we only periodically stop and take stock of what emotion we are experiencing. This leads to interesting temporal dissociation between the experience of emotions and our meta-awareness of them.
A long time interest has been the validity of recovered memories of sexual abuse. Although this has been a highly polarized topic with some researchers asserting that recovered memories are largely accurate and others insisting that they are generally false, our research suggest that both possibilities occur with some regularity.