Stress & Health Lab

The Stress & Health Lab conducts interdisciplinary research on stress and its consequences for mental and physical health.  Our deepest interests are in mechanisms of stress—cognitive, socioemotional, and physiological—that are causally-related to mental and physical health and that offer possibilities for improving well-being.

We place strong emphasis on “use-inspired basic research."1, p. 6 We strive to translate from basic psychological science, with the goal of developing new ways of understanding stress and its consequences.

We are particularly interested in the process of stress recovery, and place special emphasis on stress that is significant for the lives of women worldwide.