Group Leader

Sylvia Kreibig, Ph.D.

I am a Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. I earned my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and completed training through the Graduate School of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences. I direct the Affective Psychophysiology Group at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. The overarching aim of my research is to better understand how emotions impact our health and how we can use emotion regulation to improve it.

Faculty Sponsor

James Gross, Ph.D.

I am Professor of Psychology at Stanford and Director of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. My research focuses on emotion and emotion regulation, and this research employs both experimental and individual-difference methods.

Project Manager

Elizabeth Anderson, B.S.

I obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry from Biola University (La Mirada, CA) and completed a classical works education through the Torrey Honors Institute. I am interested in researching the connection between our bodies and minds, in particular with respect to one's emotions and decisions. I find such research questions to be particularly intriguing when they are layered with the philosophy of Plato.

Visiting Research Fellow

Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, DClinPsych

After completing my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, I obtained a Masters in Psychological Research and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of Oxford, United Kingdom. My research focuses on therapy process and outcome in a variety of therapies, including CBT and short term psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am currently a visiting research fellow at the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, where I analyze personality differences in relation to our response to mixed emotions.

Research Assistants

Karen Dorsman, B.S.

I recently graduated from the Catholic University of Uruguay, with a B.S. in Psychology. My research interests are focused on Healthy and Active Aging, especially how culture and coping strategies influence the way we embrace changes as we become older adults. I also have a passion for Clinical Neuropsychology. In the next few years, I plan to pursue a graduate degree in Developmental Psychology or Clinical Psychology.

Corrina Fonseca, B.A., B.S.

I recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A in Psychology and a B.S in Cognitive Science. I am interested in research related to cognition and psychological/physical health. Specifically, I find studies that examine the effects of affective processing on physiological and neurological responses particularly interesting. I have been working on a study at the Psychophysiology Lab for over a year and I am currently applying to Ph.D. programs in the field of Cognitive Psychology.

Christie Ka Man Fung, B.A.

I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. I am interested in how different emotion regulation strategies are effective in anxiety and mood disorders. I am also interested in relationships between sleep, social stress and emotions. I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Social Psychology. I like to read and cook in my free time.

Edgardo Gamarra

I am a senior undergraduate student at Palo Alto University, graduating in June of 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology and Social Action. My research of interest is on emotion regulation affecting mental and physical health. In the coming years, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience.

Nouf Gazdar, M.S.

I am a graduate student with an M.S. degree in Clinical Psychology. I am interested in better understanding human behaviors from the neurological, physiological, and biological perspectives. I have worked for a year and a half on my research investigating the effects of stress on graduate students working memory.

Tatsuma Iino

I am currently in my final year of Palo Alto University for a B.S. in psychology and social action. My research interests are in how emotions differ between individuals and what factors play a role in making those differences.

Nandita Mangal, M.S.

I obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Southern California. My background is in designing military vehicle dashboards. I am interested in driver's physiological responses to external stimuli and adaptive interfaces.

Pardis Miri, M.S.

I am a Computer Science PhD student at UC, Santa Cruz doing research in the area of Human Commuter Interaction. My research interest focuses on improving affective communication; design and compatibility improvement of technology to facilitate communication of affect between people. I am interested in applying my body of knowledge in distrusted systems, algorithms, big data, and social networks to come up with creative approaches to explore improving affective communication.

DaYae Song

I am currently a junior majoring in psychology at Sogang University, South Korea. Living in different countries since I was young, I have developed a great passion and interest towards how our physiological responses from the environment will bring about change to our emotions. Also I am interested in seeing how emotional regulation will impact us in return.

Former Members

Prima Barischoff, B.S.

now research assistant at CSU East Bay

Alyssa Belcastro, M.A.

now working as Project Manager for Home Care Assistance, a premier provider of in-home care

Maren Botz-Zapp, B.S.

now working as a Mental Health Counselor with the Seneca Center Family of Agencies

Isabelle Chiu, B.S.

now graduate student in Neuroscience at the University of Berne, Switzerland

Jacob Dalder

now senior undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Cognitive Sciences at Stanford University

Barbara Hausmann, Dipl.-Psych.

now graduate student in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kiel, Germany

Lizabelle Hernandez

currently senior studying Classics and Psychology at Stanford University

Ryan Johnson, B.S.

currently applying to Master of Business Administration programs

Katie Kao, B.A.

now graduate student at the Advance Cultural and Emotional Intelligence Laboratory, Boston University

Sarah Lin

currently third-year Cognitive Science major and Management minor at UC Irvine

Daniece Loomis, B.S.

now graduate student in Occupational Therapy at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Caroline Lööv, A.A.

now student at Uppsala University, Sweden

Nataja Lutkenhouse, B.A.

currently figuring out carrier options

Thierry Panje, MD

now resident in radiation oncology at the University of Lübeck, Germany

John Peng, B.A.a

currently pursuing a Master program in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at Columbia University.

Brittney Reyes, B.A.

now research assistant at the Stanford Systems Neuroscience & Pain Laboratory, Stanford University

Carmen Sepetka, B.A.

currently figuring out career options

Amanda Smith

currently senior pursuing a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Psychology at Stanford University.

Michael Sun, B.A.

now graduate student in Clinical Psychology at University of California Los Angeles

Xioating Wang, B.A.

now graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University

Yi Wang, B.S.

now graduate student at the City University of New York Law School

Ashley Williams, B.S.

currently preparing for medical school

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