The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Advancing the research of the embodiment of emotion -- how the mind influences the body and how the body influences the mind.
Our research focuses on how the mind influences the body, and the reciprocal, how bodily changes influence thoughts, emotions, and intentions. Some of the current research examines how emotions are experienced differently along the developmental trajectory, how aging influences risk perceptions and risk-taking, how decisions are influenced by acute and chronic stress, and how people manage and attempt to control their racial biases and how those regulatory attempts often fail, revealing greater racial bias.