The "HIS" research group is engaged in the scientific study of emotional and relationship processes contributing to physical and mental health. Our projects include studies of eating and obesity, women with breast cancer and their families, interpersonal emotion regulation, computational approaches to modeling interpersonal emotional processes, romantic attachment, cardiovascular stress reactivity, and cultural influences on emotions and close relationships. You can find out more at the "Projects" link below.
We study individuals, heterosexual and same-sex couples, and families using a multi-method approach that includes measurement of autonomic physiology, observed behavior, cognition, and repeated self-reports taken in real time over periods ranging from minutes to days. We use statistical approaches that are appropriate for modeling data of this complexity including multilevel modeling and time series methods.
We are affiiated with the Frances H. McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families