Natasha Duell, Ph.D.

Natasha DuellNatasha Duell is a second-year postdoctoral fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University in 2018 and her B.A. in psychology and social behavior from the University of California at Irvine in 2011. Natasha’s research adopts a strengths-based approach to exploring the psychological, cultural, social, and biological correlates of adolescent risk taking and decision-making. Her previous work in this domain has examined age patterns and cross-national variations in risk taking as a function of self-regulation and reward sensitivity. Natasha’s research uses a combination of questionnaire, experimental, and biological methodologies. Her current projects explore positive risk taking in adolescence as well as the biological correlates of adolescent decision-making using hormone sampling and fMRI methodologies.