Gabriella utilizes neuroscience and immunology to study how social inequality is represented in the brain and body.
Aya’s research involves implicit processes, motivation and health behaviors, including exercise, eating, weight gain prevention, and smoking.
Kylie studies how individuals in close relationships regulate certain behaviors in order to meet their relationship-relevant goals and their motivations behind these goals.
Yen-Ping studies positive emotions, specifically the emotion of gratitude.
Cameron studies how concept knowledge that is supported by language shapes the visual perception of emotional facial expressions.
Rachel’s research focuses on intergroup relations and outgroup tolerance, especially in political contexts.
Mallory uses methods from psychology, physiology, and neuroscience to investigate how social others scaffold basic processes underlying emotional experience.
Amelia studies morality, moral behavior, and the ways we frame situations that make people behave more morally.
Jason studies how implicit attitudes are measured as well as the role implicit attitudes play in voting behavior and political party identification.
Neil studies how key social categories such as race, gender, and age intersect and interact with contextual factors to predict moral judgments. Visit him online: Neil Hester.
Joshua studies the emergence of social groups and the evolution of human culture, with a particular focus on religion and morality.
Tatum studies the development of close romantic relationships from initial attraction to long-term commitment and how relationships function within their broader social network.
Nahyun studies self-control and motivation.
Khoa studies how positive emotions influence social cognition and pro-social behaviors and behaviors that cultivate positive emotions and increase well-being in online interactions.
Joseph studies the neural basis of emotion and individual differences in the experience of fear and anxiety.
Jennifer studies emotional complexity and experience, interception, and representations in the body and brain.
Carrington studies how individuals’ social conditions influence neural, physiological, and psychological functioning, and thus contribute to the onset, course, and treatment of severe mental illness.
Holly studies language, emotion experience, and perception.
Heidi studies implicit and explicit barriers to academic achievement in minority youth.
Taylor studies how positive emotions and contemplative practices contribute to health and well-being.
Jieni studies how positive experiences in romantic relationships impact people’s emotional and physical well-being.