Welcome to the BEAVERS Lab!

Biology and Emotion of Addiction Via Experimental and Reproducible Science

Oregon State University Campus on rainy day

A drawing of a smiling beaver with an orange EEG cap on and two electrodes placed under its right eye.

We are a new psychophysiological research lab in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. We take a multi-method experimental approach to studying the affective and emotional responses to stressors and how commonly used drugs change those responses. We study the mechanisms of these responses by assessing their neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral components. We want to learn how responses to stressors play a role in mental health challenges such as addiction and anxiety so, eventually, we can better treat such challenges. Because we want to get to the truth in our research, we approach our work with an eye to rigor, equity, and replicability consistent with the ‚Äúreproducibility revolution‚ÄĚ and open science movement.

NOTE: The deadline for the 2023 application cycle for the Health Psychology PhD program has passed. Please check back next year for changes.