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The PLAN Lab is considering Masters and PhD applications for the 2022-2023 application season.


Welcome to the University of Tulsa Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience. The laboratory is directed by Jamie Rhudy, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, and professor in the TU Department of Psychology. Research in the laboratory broadly spans affective neuroscience, with a specific focus on the interface of emotion and pain processing. The laboratory uses various psychophysiological assessment techniques (e.g., electromyography, skin conductance, electrocardiography, electroencephalography) to assess pain, nociceptive responding, and other potentially related reactions (e.g., startle response). This research aims to identify mechanisms that contribute to and/or maintain chronic pain conditions and develop non-invasive methods for assessing individuals at risk of developing chronic pain.


COVID19 Precautions

With the current rise in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma and the United States, we are taking every precaution to keep our participants, students, and researchers safe. The PLAN has worked closely with the University of Tulsa and our research partners to develop a comprehensive safety protocol. Your safety is our top priority! If you have questions or concerns, please give us a call, and we can give you more information.


News and Awards

Feli, our fifth-year graduate student, successfully matched for internship at The University of Mississippi Medical Center! We are so proud of Feli and all her accomplishments!

Natalie and Tyler have accepted prestigious post-doc positions! After completing their dissertation defenses, these students will commit to post-doctoral training, focusing primarily on clinical and research duties to refine their skills. At the same time, they prepare to become licensed psychologists. The interview process is competitive, and we are so proud of our students!

Feli, Erin, and Parker, three of our graduate students, were recently accepted to present posters at The United States Association for the Study of Pain Annual Scientific Meeting! This is a prestigious conference and a wonderful opportunity for our students. Congratulations!

The PLAN Lab is excited to welcome our three first-year graduate students: Hayden (Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program), Claudia (Clinical Psychology Masters Program), and Kate (Clinical Psychology Masters Program). Welcome to TU and the PLAN Lab!

Dr. Jamie Rhudy was awarded the inaugural University of Tulsa’s Outstanding Researcher Award! This award was only awarded to 3 faculty members out of the entire university! Dr. Rhudy’s dedication to excellence and history of integrity in research speaks to his work ethic and mentorship.


Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience
Psychology Lab at The University of Tulsa


918-631-3565 or 918-631-2175




Lorton Hall, Room 102

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