The role of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin in regulating human social behavior; The behavioral genetics of personality; The contribution of individual differences in personality to differences in health and economic well-being.
Development of pro-social behavior and empathy in the context of genetics and the family environment, the interaction between parenting and temperament, and the development of values in the contexts of culture and the family
Psychotherapy process/outcome research (psychodynamic psychotherapy), the therapeutic relationship : transference and countertransference. Supervision and training, Adolescents in therapy. The experience of motherhood.