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Gregory Russell Samanez-Larkin

Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor
Psychology & Neuroscience
LSRC, Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708
LSRC, Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708

Overview


Research in our lab examines how motivation, emotion, and cognition influence decision making and health behavior across the life span. Our research is at the intersection of a number of subfields within psychology, neuroscience, and economics including human development, affective science, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics, and consumer finance. We use a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques ranging from detailed measurement of functional brain activity (fMRI) and neuroreceptors (PET) in the laboratory to experience sampling measures of experience and behavior in everyday life, wearable measures physical activity and sleep, and real-world measures of financial management. The goal of our translational research is to make discoveries using the tools of basic science that could inform the development of interventions, products, or services that would enhance health and well being across the life span.

In the classroom, I teach quantitative research methods and statistics, applications of neuroscience research for everyday life, and evidence-based course design in higher education.

Office Hours


Office hours (W2:30-3:30) and FLUNCH (T/W 12-1:30) requests bookable here.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor · 2024 - Present Psychology & Neuroscience, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience · 2024 - Present Psychology & Neuroscience, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience · 2017 - Present Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2017 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications


Stanford University · 2010 Ph.D.
Stanford University · 2008 M.A.