PLAN - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences


The PLAN Lab is currently considering Masters and PhD applications for the 2023-24 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.

News and Awards

  • Erin, our fifth-year graduate student, successfully matched for internship at the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa. We are so proud of Erin and all her accomplishments!
  • Graduate students Erin, Parker, Hayden, Claudia and Taylor were each accepted to present posters at the 2023 United States Association for the Study of Pain Annual Scientific Meeting. This is a prestigious conference and a wonderful opportunity for our students. Congratulations!
  • 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 as they prepare to become licensed psychologists. The interview process is competitive, and we are so proud of our students!
  • Jamie Rhudy, Ph.D., was awarded the inaugural University of Tulsa’s Outstanding Researcher Award. This honor was awarded to only three faculty members. Rhudy’s dedication to excellence and history of integrity in research speak to his work ethic and mentorship.

COVID-19 Precautions

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 contact us for more information.


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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