Dr. Angela Grippo’s laboratory is located in the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University (NIU). Our research is focused on the interactions of stress, emotion, and the heart. Currently we are studying prairie voles, which are interesting rodents that engage in social behaviors similar to humans, including living in family groups and forming lasting social bonds.
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About our Lab
The research methods that we use include:
- The study of behavior
- Changes in the social environment
- Stress responses
- Analysis of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular system
- Analysis of the immune and endocrine systems
- The study of brain regions, neurotransmitters, and neurohormones
We have published several articles describing the research in the Grippo laboratory. The members of the Grippo laboratory include graduate students working toward MA and PhD degrees in psychology with a specific focus on neuroscience and behavior; as well as several undergraduate research assistants working towards degrees in psychology, sociology, and biology.