Faculty and Labs
Research Interests: peer victimization, aggression, bullying, emotion regulation, coping strategies, maltreatment, witnessed violence, risk & protective factors, evidence-based assessment, prevention & intervention.
Research Interests: interconnections between affect, related biobehavioral processes, and health in the daily lives of youths and young adults with or at-risk for chronic and complex medical conditions.
Research Interests: developmental change in alcohol involvement as it relates to personality development, drinking motives, acquisition of adult roles, and genetic and environmental factors.
Research Interests: suicide risk and prevention among high-risk individuals, such as individuals with severe mental illness and individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Research Interests: the intersection of health, clinical, and social psychology, as well as immunology and microbiology, trying to uncover the psychological and biological mechanisms through which our social relationships affect our physical and psychological health and well-being.
Research Interests: understanding the interactions between cognitive abilities, neurobiology, and psychosocial environment on positive development, particularly among justice-involved youth and youth experiencing traumatic brain injuries.
Research Interests: psychological health in aging and illness, the interconnection of the biopsychosocial processes within individuals with life limiting illnesses (e.g., cancer; dementia) and their caregivers.
Research Interests: pediatric psychology, health psychology, positive psychology, obesity/weight-management interventions, physical activity promotion, and sleep medicine.
Research Interests: non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide, factors that increase risk for these problems across people, and intra-individual factors that contribute to short-term changes in self-harm risk in daily life.
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