Emotion Health & Psychophysiology Laboratory

Feb 6, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: wrangler

Sara Waters, Tessa West, and Wendy Berry Mendes recently published a paper in Psychological Science showing that 12 to 14-month old infants can "catch" their mother's stress reaction. If you would like to read more, the press release is here and the full article is here.

Aug 1, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: wrangler

A new society has been formed -- The Society for Affective Science. Its mission is to foster basic and applied research in the variety of fields that study affect, broadly defined.

Our inaugural conference will be April 24-26, 2014 in Washington DC. This will be a student-friendly, open, and theoretically / methodologically diverse conference that will provide a forum for cross-cutting work in emotion, stress, and many of the other topics that fall under the broad umbrella of affective science.
For more information, and to get early-bird registration rates, see the society website:
Feb 26, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: wrangler

New York Times Magazine article describes EHPL research on the benefits of stress during test-taking.

To view this NYT article, click here.

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Welcome

In the Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab we study embodiment -- how the mind influences the body, and the reciprocal, how bodily changes influence thoughts, emotions, and intentions. For example, we study how emotions are experienced differently along the developmental trajectory, how aging influences risk perceptions and risk taking, how decisions are influenced by acute and chronic stress, and how people manage and attempt to control their racial biases and how those regulatory attempts often fail resulting in revealing greater racial bias.