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Iris Mauss

Principal Investigator

Iris Mauss is the director of the Emotion & Emotion Regulation Lab at Berkeley (EERLAB) and an associate professor in the social and personality psychology area in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. After completing her undergraduate degrees at the Universities of Trier and Dusseldorf in Germany, she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.

Her research focuses on emotions and emotion regulation, with an emphasis on their links to psychological health. In her research, she uses measures of emotion experience, behavior, and physiological responding, and combines laboratory, daily-diary, and longitudinal survey approaches.

Contact: imauss@berkeley.edu
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Meaghan Barlow

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Meaghan Barlow is a postdoctoral researcher in the Emotion & Emotion Regulation Lab and the Berkeley Personality Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving her B.Sc. in Psychology from Bishop’s University, she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology at Concordia University.

Her research explores age-related structures, functions, and consequences of emotional experiences. In particular, she aims to better understand the complexities of emotional experiences (e.g. emotion networks, polyregulation) and their association with psychological and physical well-being across the adult lifespan.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, watching crime tv shows, and discovering new craft beers with friends.

Contact: Meaghan.Barlow@berkeley.edu
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Helena Rose Karnilowicz

Graduate Student

Helena Rose Karnilowicz is a Ph.D. student in the social and personality psychology area at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of San Francisco and worked at UCSF in the Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab under Wendy Berry Mendes prior to joining the EERL.

She is broadly interested in studying how emotion regulation can buffer the effects of stress on wellbeing, with a particular focus on the potential of reappraisal to moderate the risk for disease conferred by early adversity.

In her free time, Helena enjoys watching the NBA, cooking (and eating), and hiking in the beautiful East Bay.

Contact: hrkarnilowicz@berkeley.edu
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Felicia Zerwas

Graduate Student

Felicia is a Ph.D. student in the social-personality area of the psychology department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Arizona.

Broadly, her primary interests are emotions, emotion regulation and the impact that others have on our emotional experiences. She is particularly interested in examining how the effectiveness of emotion regulation strategies changes over different situations.

In her spare time, Felicia enjoys exercising, watching sappy movies, listening to music, and being outdoors.

Contact: fzerwas@berkeley.edu
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Gerald Young

Graduate Student

Gerald Young is a second year Ph.D. student in the social/personality psychology program at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.A. in social psychology at San Francisco State University and his B.A. in psychology at California State University, East Bay.

He is broadly interested in understanding the different ways in which culture and ethnicity impact emotion and emotion regulation processes, with a particular interest in identifying the mechanisms responsible for cross-culture and cross-ethnic differences in these processes.

In his free time, he enjoys watching basketball and football and spending time with family and friends.

Contact: geraldyoung@berkeley.edu
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Gold Okafor

Graduate Student

Gold is a second year PhD student of the Social-Personality Psychology area at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. in Biopsychology with a minor in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Her research is focused on assessing emotion and stress within interventions in the educational system and prison industrial complex.

In her free time, Gold enjoys listening to podcasts, rock climbing, and watching TV.

Contact: gokafor@berkeley.edu
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Regina Ebo

Graduate Student

Regina is a first year Ph.D. student in the Social-Personality area of the Psychology department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BA in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and worked at MIT in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab (ECCL) under Laura Schulz prior to joining EERL.

Broadly, she’s interested in exploring the connections between emotions, empathy, and culture. She is particularly interested in examining how culture impacts emotion regulation strategies, empathetic behavior, and how individuals determine who is worthy of empathy.

In her free time, she enjoys working out, listening to music,  trying out different food/recipes and acquiring new hobbies.

Contact: rne@berkeley.edu

Christopher Crawford

Graduate Student

Christopher Crawford is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Social-Personality Psychology program at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.S. in Psychological Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his B.A. in Music Education from Ohio University.

His research sits at the intersection of affective science and clinical science, and he is broadly interested in the relations between aspects of emotion regulation—including beliefs about emotions, desired emotions, and regulatory goals—and well-being, with a particular emphasis on how these relations unfold in daily life.

 In his free time, he enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending time with his partner and his cat.

Contact: cmcrawford@berkeley.edu


Alumni

Allison Troy
Amanda Shallcross
Henrik Hopp
Victoria Floerke
Josh Eng
Moritz Riese
Joseph Leshin
Katrien Koolen
Amanda Irion
Stephanie Yu
Bianca Lorenz
Bettina Moltrecht
Gabriela Werner
Jaya Roy
Yuen Wan Ho
Catherine Patzelt
Alma Merscher
Freya Specht
Tchiki Davis
Brett Ford
Craig Anderson
Phoebe Lam
Fiona Cheung
Emily Wilroth
Dylan Benkley
Grace Allison
Dorota Swierzewicz
Jamie Kim
Judy Kwak