The Impulse Lab at George Mason University is a part of the clinical psychology department and includes Sarah Fischer, Ph.D., as the Principal Investigator.
Our lab conducts research studies on maladaptive behaviors, such as disordered eating (e.g., binge eating, purging) and alcohol abuse. We examine how personality traits influence these behaviors through deficits in emotion regulation, impulse control, and reward seeking. Students in the Impulse Lab are also researching how to prevent the development of such behavior.
Current research studies include:
-Food Cues & Stress Study
-Challenging Societal Ideals: Understanding the Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms of Cognitive Dissonance
-Promoting Positive Body Image in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes