Laura S. Richman, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences and Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Laura S. Richman
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Ph.D., PsychologyUniversity of Virginia

Social Psychology
Research Interests:

Research interests include the influence of psychosocial factors on health outcomes and health behaviors, with particular attention to identity, emotion, and perceived discrimination. Particular interest in how the psychological and physical consequences of perceived discrimination may be moderated by how strongly one identifies with the group that is the target of discrimination. Other interests include the biological mechanisms by which emotion and emotion regulation influence health.

Areas of Interest:

emotion and health


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Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Smart Richman, L; Leary, MR (2009). Reactions to discrimination, stigmatization, ostracism, and other forms of interpersonal rejection: a multimotive model.. Psychological Review, 116(2), 365-383. [19348546], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Pascoe, EA; Richman, LS (2009). Perceived Discrimination and Health: A Meta-Analytic Review. Psychological Bulletin, 135(4), 531-554. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Richman, LS; Bennett, GG; Pek, J; Siegler, I; Williams, RB (2007). Discrimination, dispositions, and cardiovascular responses to stress.. Health Psychology, 26(6), 675-683. [18020838], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Richman, LS; Kubzansky, L; Maselko, J; Kawachi, I; Choo, P; Bauer, M (2005). Positive emotion and health: going beyond the negative.. Health Psychology, 24(4), 422-429. [16045378], [doi]  [abs]