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Sarah Beth Bell

Graduate Training

Mentor: Dr. Nathan DeWall

Research Interests
I am interested in studying the interplay between motivational level, self-control, and reward sensitivity as well as how individual differences affect these constructs.  Subareas of self-control that I study include impulsivity and aggressive behavior.  Recently, I have extended my research line to include implicit bias, which can be thought of as a failure in self-regulation.  I often use transcranial direct current brain stimulation in my research.  
I enjoy teaching, and have been a primary instructor for research methods at UK, a cultural psychology psychology capstone at Eastern Kentucky Univeristy, introductory psychology at Transylvania University, social neuroscience at Transylvania University, learning and cognition at UK, and social psychology at UK.
Representative Publications

Bell, S. B., & DeWall, C. N. (2019). Pressing the rewarding button: The relationship between impulsivity, fatigue, and reward sensitivity. Journal of Research in Personality.

Bell, S.B. & DeWall, C.N. (2018) Does transcranial direct current stimulation to the prefrontal cortex affect social behavior? A meta-analysis.  Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nsy069.

Enjaian, B.M. Bell, S.B., Whitt, Z. & DeWall, C.N. (2018). Social-cognitive processes in the development of antisocial and violent behavior. In A.T. Vazonyi, D.J. Fannery, & M. DeLisi (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bell, S.B & DeWall, C. N. (2017). Stigmatism and ostracism.  In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer International Publishing.

DeWall, C. N., Bell, S.B., & Enjain, B.M. (2017). Only the lonely: The curious case of exclusion and rejection.  In K. Williams & S. Nida (Eds.), Frontiers handbook of ostracism, social exclusion, and rejection. New York, NY: Psychology Press.