Affective Science

Research in the area of affective science focuses on the effects of emotion, motivation, and values on human reasoning, behavior, and health in typical and atypical populations, across the life span, and across cultures.

*Please note that we are not currently recruiting into the affective science area. However, research in all of these topics can be pursued in the other 4 departmental areas: Clinical, Developmental, Health, and Social.  


Borelli, Jessica, Ph.D., Yale University
Attachment, parent-child relationships, developmental psychopathology, relational interventions, emotion, mental health

Campos, Belinda, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Culture, relationships, positive emotion, health

Cauffman, Elizabeth, Ph.D., Temple University
Adolescent development, mental health, psychopathy, juvenile justice, female delinquency, legal and social policy

Charles, Susan, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion

Chen, Chuansheng, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Cross-cultural psychology, adolescent development, brain imaging of language and mathematical learning

Ditto, Peter, Ph.D. Princeton University
Social cognition, motivated judgment and decision-making process, social psychology

Heckhausen, Jutta, Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Life-span developmental psychology, motivation, individual agency and social context

Jamner, Larry, Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
Health psychology, psychophysiology, biopsychosocial factors related to tobacco use in youth

Martin, Elizabeth, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Adult psychopathology; schizotypy and schizophrenia; social anhedonia; emotional and social dysfunction; affective neuroscience

Novaco, Raymond, Ph.D., Indiana University
Anger, stress, violence, cognitive-behavioral interventions

Pressman, Sarah, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Health Psychology; Positive Emotions; Stress Physiology; Psychosocial effects on physiology and health

Quas, Jodi, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Memory development, the effects of stress on memory, emotional reactivity in childhood, childrens' involvement in the legal system, childrens' eyewitness testimony

Rinehart, Jenny, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sexual Victimization Prevention, Risk Perception

Silver, Roxane Cohen, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Coping with stressful life events (e.g., personal traumas, natural disasters, terrorism)

Zalta, Alyson Clinical Psychology, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Resilience, Prevention & Treatment

Zinger, Joanne, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Expressive writing, meta-analysis, positive psychology, health psychology, preventive medicine, educational psychology