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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. Starting July 2022, she will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.

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, emotion globalizing) 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: mbarlow@wlu.ca
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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 fourth 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.

His research broadly examines the associations between emotion experience, emotion regulation, and psychological health, with a particular interest in cultural differences.

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 fourth 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 second 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 second 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

Lindsey Burnside

Graduate Student

Lindsey Burnside (she/her/hers) is a third year PhD student in the Social/Personality area working with Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Dr. Iris Mauss. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.

Her research interests include racism-related stress and coping, health equity, well-being, and segregation.

In her free time, she enjoys tending to her many houseplants, reading, travel, and playing cards with family and friends.

Contact: lburnside@berkeley.edu

Colin Lee

Post-Baccalaureate student

Colin is a first-year Psychology Post-Baccalaureate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.S. in Biopsychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He is interested in the analysis of personality through an idiographic lens, bridging structure and process based approaches to personality, and the development of more predictive and dynamic models of personality.

Contact: colinjlee@berkeley.edu
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Alumni

Allison Troy (Website)
Amanda Shallcross (Website)
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 (Website)
Craig Anderson (Website)
Phoebe Lam
Fiona Cheung
Emily Wilroth (Website)
Dylan Benkley
Grace Allison
Dorota Swierzewicz
Jamie Kim
Judy Kwak
Helena Karnilowicz