Threat and Reward in Psychopathology Lab
Our lab is part of the Clinical-Research Program, School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University.
We investigate threat- and reward-related processes in different psychopathologies (e.g., PTSD, social anxiety disorder, depression, OCD), employing advanced eye-tracking methodology, psychophysiology and behavioral/clinical measures.
Specifically, we focus on visual attention allocation patterns to different emotional stimuli and on the effects of prior learning experiences on subsequent attention allocation in fear-related experiences; reward-related experiences; and the balance between them.
Our clinical experience shows that patients with different psychopathologies show (1) heightened monitoring of threat-related cues; and (2) deficient engagement with rewarding cues.
Our lab attempts to explore these threat- and reward-related processes, and their interplay, across different psychopathologies.
We address questions such as:
What is the nature of heightened threat monitoring across different psychopathologies?
How might reward monitoring be related to different psychopathologies?
What might be the interplay and associations between these processes?
What are the effects of prior experiences on ensuing attention allocation?
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The effects of music reward on subsequent attention allocation in depression
In this research we examine the effects of gaze-contingent music reward on subsequent attention allocation patterns in depressed and non-depressed participants.
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Threat and Reward Psychopathology Lab
Sharet Building, Room 225
School of Psychological Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel 69978