the dyscord lab @ UConn

The dyscord lab explores the dynamics of social communication and inter-organism dependencies. We investigate social interaction in a dynamical and ecological framework using data-rich methods. We strive to conduct our science in a way that broadens access to and resources for these approaches. We do this by adopting open-science practices, by creating open-access resources, and by contributing to educational efforts.

About us

At its core, our lab is built on a culture of respect and openness. We value each member’s contributions to the lab, whatever their role is. We appreciate the effort, time, and unique perspectives that each member brings. We actively strive to cultivate a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion to make sure that everyone feels welcome in our scientific endeavors. We expect each person to act with personal, scientific, and academic integrity, and we expect each person to treat others with respect and dignity.

We are located in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Psychological Sciences, specifically within the Perception, Action, Cognition division. We are connected to the multidepartmental Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action and the cross-divisional Social-Ecological and Environmental Lab. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.

Joining the lab

We’re looking for interested undergraduate students to join our lab as research assistants! If the possibility of being a part of our community interests you, please fill out this Google form. Someone from our lab will reach out to you to follow up within a week (although it might be longer if you fill this out during a break).

News and recent work

News: We're thrilled to announce that current graduate student Lana Delasanta and incoming graduate student Gray Thomas will be joining our lab. Welcome!

News: Our lab has a website! Our thanks to the maintainers of the academicpages theme for the template and to our RAs Christina Bibinski and Sheryl John for getting the content started.