Department of Psychology
My research focuses on how social context influences hormonal modulation of social cognition, focusing primarily on sex differences in behavior and adult sexuality. Current work focuses on social, cognitive, and neuroendocrine development in rhesus monkeys with neonatal amygdalectomy. Studies investigate perception of social cues in addition to the nature and expression of social behavior in a species-typical social context. Additional work investigates how social context, and neural damage influences the timing of puberty and maturation of the HPG axis. Dr. Wallen is program director for an NIMH training grant “Integrated training in psychopathology and psychobiology” which focuses on translational training of predoctoral clinicians and basic scientists.
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