Current Lab Members & Research Questions


Director

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D
Curriculum Vitae
blf@unc.edu
How do increases in daily positive emotions contribute to physical health?
Are co-experienced positive emotions more beneficial for health and well-being than solo-experienced positive emotions?



Graduate Students

David Findley
findleyd@live.unc.edu
If and how do brief LovingKindness practices shift affect as well as cognitive and behavioral outcomes?
How do positive experiences and emotions interaction with nutrition and exercise to improve mental and physical health?





Khoa Le Nguyen
khoaln@live.unc.edu
How do positive emotions influence social cognition and prosocial behaviors?
What behaviors cultivate positive emotions and increase well-being in Facebook users?






Michael Prinzing
prinzing@live.unc.edu
How do people understand and experience meaning in their lives?
How do interactions with AI agents influence well-being and behavior?







Kelly Tan
krtan@live.unc.edu
How do positive emotions operate while caregiving for an individual with an advanced cancer?
What role do positive emotions play during stress response while caring for an individual with advanced cancer?





Jieni Zhou
jieniz@live.unc.edu
What accounts for people’s sensitivity to positive experiences and who can benefit the most from positive emotions?
How do positive interactions in romantic relationships impact people’s relationship satisfaction and physical health?