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My research focuses on the dynamic processes that underlie expressions of vulnerability and adaptation across the lifespan. This work aims to advance understanding of human development and plasticity across multiple levels of analysis, including emotion-cognition interactions, sociocultural processes, and neurobiological systems.
My current research interests include the social determinants of health in later adulthood, particularly the role of social isolation and loneliness; the pathways linking positive emotions to quality living and health morbidities in both clinical and healthy populations; the neurobiology of cultural experience, specifically the psychobiological mechanisms through which everyday experiences of incivility get under the skin to affect disease susceptibility; the nature of perceived responsiveness in close relationships, its biological grounding, and relevance for hedonic and evaluative well-being; and the behavioral phenotypes that account for differential sensitivity to positive experiences.
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