Welcome to PERL at Fordham University! Our state-of-the-art lab conducts research examining the many factors associated with emotional dysregulation in children and adolescents. We are primarily interested in studying the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children’s heightened emotional responses and difficulties with regulating their negative emotions. Such negative emotions may include anger, frustration, anxiety, or sadness. At present, we are conducting a large-scale investigation of the neural basis of emotion dysregulation in young children with severe temper outbursts. Further information about this study is available
. We are also interested in understanding generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children and adolescents, and specifically, cognitive aspects such as intolerance of uncertainty and impairments in decision making. PERL is directed by Dr. Amy K. Roy, Associate Professor of Psychology at Fordham University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.