Welcome! We are a cognitive and affective neuroscience lab directed by Dr. Kimberly Chiew in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver.

We investigate the psychological and neural mechanisms by which motivation and affect influence human cognition and behavior, with a specific focus on cognitive control and episodic memory processes.

We use a combination of methods, including behavioral paradigms, psychophysiological measures, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), and video analysis of behavior, to investigate these relationships in both laboratory and naturalistic settings.

June 2021: We are hiring a research coordinator! Link to job posting here.

This is a full-time position held jointly between the Motivation, Affect & Cognition Lab (PI: Dr. Kimberly Chiew) and the Automaticity, Affect, Control & Thought Lab (PI: Dr. Kateri McRae) at the University of Denver. Additional details are in the job posting above and questions should be directed to kimberly.chiew@du.edu and kateri.mcrae@du.edu.

We value the cultivation of a supportive and inclusive scientific training environment and particularly welcome individuals from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science to apply. Application review will begin July 15, 2021.