Kopp-Lisa

Lisa Kopp

Professor, HDFS

228 HHD Building
814-867-2371
lmk18@psu.edu

Biography

Lisa's research focus is on the development of emotional and behavioral problems in childhood. She is interested in the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie emotion regulation, impulsivity and decision making, as well as examining how environmental and experiential factors impact neurobiological development. She also is involved in several collaborative projects aimed at incorporating knowledge from basic psychophysiological research into preventive-intervention programs.

In her work she collaborates extensively with prevention researchers with interests in both school and family contexts. She employs a wide range of techniques in examining neurobiological function including autonomic (ECG, IMP, EDA); central (EEG, ERP, fMRI), and peripheral (genetic, endocrine) measures. By focusing on basic mechanisms of behavior problems, her work aims to inform and evaluate both universal and targeted prevention programming. 

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Current Projects

Recent Publications

Research and policy on disability: Linking special education to developmental science

Farmer, T. W., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Lee, D. L., Dawes, M., & Talbott, E. (2016). Research and policy on disability: Linking special education to developmental science. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3, 138-145. doi: 10.1177/2372732215624217

Diversity and representation: Key Issues for psychophysiological science

Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2016, In Press). Diversity and representation: Key Issues for psychophysiological science. Psychophysiology.

Emotional reactivity, behavior problems, and social adjustment at school entry in a high-risk sample

Kalvin, C. B., Bierman, K., & Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2016). Emotional reactivity, behavior problems, and social adjustment at school entry in a high-risk sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 1527-1541. doi: 10.1007/s1080201601397