Liz is interested in how neuroscience and psychology interface to help to explain social behavior. Her current research uses functional MRI to explore how emotions and social interactions influence intrinsic motivation on a neural level. She joined psychology in action in hopes of inspiring others to be fellow psychology nerds – either through active participation in science or by simply taking advantage of the wealth of psychology research already out there to enhance their personal well being. When not in the lab, Liz can be found curled up with a cup of green tea, red wine (or both!) or wandering through modern art museums.