Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Mood and Behaviors Lab

Welcome to the Mood and Behaviors Lab at Fordham University! Our research is focused on developing a better understanding of self-injurious behaviors, including non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and attempted suicide, in adults and young adults. Specifically, we are interested in:

1) The treatment of NSSI and attempted suicide
2) Functions of different types of self-injury
3) Factors contributing to the expression of one form of self-injury versus another
4) Improved methods of NSSI assessment
5) Effects of self-injury on psychopathology and behavior severity
6) Physiological processes in self-injury

The goal of our research is to understand the factors and mechanisms involved in self-injury in order to improve treatments and to better identify individuals at high risk for engaging in self-injury.

The program is the lab of Dr. Peggy Andover, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fordham University. The specific diagnoses and behaviors we have expertise in examining and treating are:


  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Suicidal Ideation and Attempted Suicide
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

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