REGULAR_ModelBehaviorLEADWRAP-225x300My research lies at the intersection of social psychology, affective science, and contemplative studies, with the overarching goal to 1) understand phenomena such as emotion, compassion, relationships, and well-being, and 2) explore how these phenomena are impacted by contemplative practices like mindfulness and compassion meditation. I use a multi-method approach that incorporates real-world social psychology paradigms, psychophysiology, and mobile-technology to assess emotional experiences that occur in daily life.