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Laura E. Richman, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences and Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy of Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy

Laura E. Richman
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Ph.D.University of Virginia1997
M.A.University of Virginia1994
B.S.University of Maryland, College Park1992
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


Richman Lab
Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Michah R Lattanner
  • Julie L. Martin
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; Smart Richman, L (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 : Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 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 : Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 24(4), 422-429. [16045378], [doi]  [abs]

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