My research focuses on three major areas: (a) understanding and improving worker well-being, (b) temporal dynamics in team contexts, and (c) research methods. Collectively, my research seeks to improve our understanding of optimal human functioning more generally, across time, and within
specific contexts (e.g., organizational, teams).
My research focuses on how managing work and family affects the health and well-being of individuals and their family members. Specifically, my work examines multiple facets of health (including social, emotional, behavioral, physical, and well-being), with a particular focus on physical and physiological health outcomes.
Research Interests: My goal as a clinical research scientist is to use empirical studies to answer both theoretical and pragmatic questions about optimizing functioning in older adults. My research interests span and integrate several important areas, including clinical psychology, health psychology, cognitive aging, and lifespan development.
Cognitive control refers to the set of processes by which we direct our actions toward a specific goal. At the most basic level, control processes allow us to translate a presented stimulus into an appropriate motor action. However, these processes and representations quickly become more complex when trying to understand more involved behaviors such as learning peoples names or watching and understanding films.
My early research examined neural mechanisms of sensory-based recollections. I have also become interested in understanding how memory operates under varying demands on attention, and how we arrive at decisions that are based on our memories and perceptions. The lab has been studying perceptual decision making in order to identify neural signals related to different stages of the decision process. We have recently been building from our early research in this area to study how memory, attention, and decision-making abilities change in healthy aging.
Dr. Christopher Stanzione is an Educational Psychologist who is interested in the scientific study of human learning. He focuses on how students best acquire new skills and knowledge as they learn, and helps develop and refine instructional methods and materials to enhance the classroom learning experience. Moreover, Dr. Stanzione is interested in studying language and cognitive development in both at-risk and deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
The main focus of Dr. Weiss’ research is on understanding the experience of working, especially in an immediate, first person sense. This includes interest in emotional states, focus of attention, episodic structures of personal experience, and sense of self and agency at work.
More information can be found on the website of the Work Experience Lab.