Samantha studies how religious beliefs influence perceptions of the natural world and moral judgments of science and health technologies.
Gabriella utilizes neuroscience and immunology to study how social inequality is represented in the brain and body.
Catherine studies how shared positive affective processes influence the initiation and maintenance of individual and collective health behaviors, as well as the psychological processes that influence support for policies that address health inequalities.
Adrienne studies how body states and beliefs about the body combine to create emotional experiences.
Samantha utilizes neuroscience and psychophysiology to study how social inequality impacts social cognition and well-being.
Megan studies how stressors in the social world (e.g., racial discrimination, economic inequality) impact the brain and body.
Kylie studies how individuals in close relationships regulate certain behaviors in order to meet their relationship-relevant goals and their motivations behind these goals.
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.
Natalie uses network neuroscience to investigate how patterns of connectivity in the brain relate to emotion regulation.
Manuel studies how economic inequality influences decision making, prosocial behavior, policy preferences, and beliefs about success and deservingness.
Jason studies how implicit attitudes are measured as well as the role implicit attitudes play in voting behavior and political party identification.
Tatum studies the development of close romantic relationships from initial attraction to long-term commitment and how relationships function within their broader social network.
Joseph studies the neural basis of emotion and individual differences in the experience of fear and anxiety.
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.
Advisor: Dr. Keely Muscatell
322 Davie Hall
Maurryce studies how social factors (e.g., race, socioeconomic status) can affect a person’s brain function by utilizing neuroimaging techniques.
Taylor studies how positive emotions and contemplative practices contribute to health and well-being.
Danica studies how social networks influence polarization and how group beliefs change over time.
Jieni studies how positive experiences in romantic relationships impact people’s emotional and physical well-being.