Dr. Amodio is part of the Social Neuroscience laboratory, were they focus in researching the roles of social cognition and emotion in the regulation of behavior, and the neural mechanisms underlying these processes. Much of his work examines these processes in the context of prejudice and stereotyping, although he also is interested in the areas of motivation and health psychology.
Amodio, D. M. (2010). Can Neuroscience Advance Social Psychological Theory? Social Neuroscience for the Behavioral Social Psychologist. Social Cognition, 28(6), 695–716. doi:10.1521/soco.2010.28.6.695
Amodio, D. M. (2011). Self-regulation in intergroup relations: A social neuroscience framework. In A. Todorov, S. T. Fiske, and D. Prentice (Eds.) Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind (pp. 101-122). New York: Oxford University Press.
Amodio, D. M., & Hamilton, H. K. (2012). Intergroup anxiety effects on implicit racial evaluation and stereotyping. Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 12(6), 1273–80. doi:10.1037/a0029016
Ratner, K. G., & Amodio, D. M. (2013). Seeing “us vs. them”: Minimal group effects on the neural encoding of faces. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(2), 298–301. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.10.017