Center for Advanced Behavioral Research (CABR)

School of Psychology Research Center

Center for Advanced Behavioral Research (CABR) activity is centered around the core themes of cutting-edge research in psychology, often interlinked with other academic disciplines.

Main areas of the research at PRC include:

  • Child development Perceptions of otherness
  • Posttraumatic stress and growth
  • Comparative psychology
  • Ecopsychology
  • Social psychology
  • Personality (e.g., prejudice, behavior towards others)
  • Motivation and inhibition (e.g., preventing obesity)
  • Music psychology – cognitive and therapeutic applications
  • Positive psychology and wellness
  • Neuroscience and mental health (e.g., Alzheimers)

People affiliated with this center

Research lead

Edel Marie Sanders
Ph.D. University of Cambridge, UK M.A. Ed.M., Columbia University Teachers College, USA B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, USA

Edel Marie Sanders, PhD, EdM, MA Fueled by her fascination with the workings of the developing mind, Edel earned two master’s degrees (MA, EdM) from Columbia University after graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from that same institution. Following research at Columbia University’s Arts Education Research Center in New York, which documented the impact of music education on inner city children’s academic performance and self-esteem, Edel attained her PhD in Education and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Cambridge while focusing on the cognitive links between musical learning and mathematical achievement, such as proportional understanding. (…)


Jana Ter-Akopow Čemusová
Dean, School of Psychology


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