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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. Factors influencing the expression and severity of NSSI
  5. Physiological processes in self-injury
  6. Improved methods of NSSI assessment

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, Associate Professor of Psychology at Fordham University.

Our clinical research focuses on the following diagnoses and behaviors:

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