REGULAR_ModelBehaviorLEADWRAP-225x300My research lies at the intersection of social psychology, affective science, and contemplative science, with the overarching goal to understand the psychological processes that underlie flourishing in personal and interpersonal domains (e.g., compassion, mindfulness, moral decision-making, self-regulation, and supportive romantic relationships). In particular, I am interested in the role played by prosocial emotions and contemplative practice in shaping vital social behaviors (e.g., helping, forgiveness, relationship formation) and health-related outcomes (e.g., cardiovascular recovery from stress).