UNT DEAR Lab | Department of Psychology


The DEAR Lab, directed by Dr. Casey Guillot, is primarily interested in the pathway of influence spanning from personality and cognitive dispositions to emotional states and disturbance and ending in addictive behaviors, including reciprocal relations along that pathway, such as affective states and addictive behaviors having bidirectional influence on each other, and the sometimes circular nature of emotional disorder and addiction.

Given that genetic factors and their interactions with environmental variables can also influence personality and cognitive processes (e.g., executive functioning) as well as emotional disorders and addiction, a secondary interest of the DEAR Lab is psychiatric genetics, particularly the molecular genetics of addictive and impulsive behaviors (e.g., self-harm and aggression).

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