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Interpersonal Emotion Lab | Lab Alumni

Danielle Weber, MA

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Danielle Weber completed the Master's program at AU in 2016 before pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D. She received her BA in Psychology and English from the College of William and Mary in 2014, where she conducted research examining interpersonal prejudice and prejudice-reduction strategies. Her broad research interests are in the realm of interpersonal dysfunction, especially as it relates to individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and difficulties regulating emotions. Her thesis examined affective reactions to emotionally validating and invalidating statements.

Emma Woodward, MA

Emma Woodward

Emma Woodward completed the Master's program at AU in 2016 before entering the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Houston under the mentorship of Andres Viana, Ph.D. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in 2014. She While at AU, her thesis explored transgenerational emotion regulation, perception and attachment between parents and adolescents. Her current research interests include emotion regulation, and child and adolescent treatment outcomes.

Alyssa Jones

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Alyssa Jones graduated from Harding University with a BS in psychology and a minor in biology before completing her Master's at AU in 2015. Her thesis investigated the relationship between emotions and food preferences. Research interests include emotional awareness and individual differences in emotion regulation and coping. She is currently working towards her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky.

Adie Baez

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Adie Baez graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a BA in psychology before joining the AU Master's program from 2013-2015. Her research interests include health psychology and coping in the realm of disability. Her thesis, Body Image as a Moderator of Disability and Resilience, investigated the role body image has on coping and resilience factors in those with congenital conditions.

Kaitlin Lehmann, MA

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Kaitlin Lehmann completed her MA degree in the Psychology program at AU, where she completed research in both the Marketing and Clinical Departments with the application of eye-tracking technology. She is currently a fellow at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems assessing attitudes towards solar panel usage in households and consumption of energy in businesses. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wagner College, where her research focused on sexist attitudes towards rape victims, the link between motivation and visual perception, and how individualistic vs. collectivistic construals act as an interpersonal strategy. She hopes to return to DC upon the completion of her fellowship. 

Christopher Hughes, MA

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Former MA student, Chris Hughes, is currently a PhD student in Dr. Shireen Rizvi's Lab at Rutgers University. His current research interests include: Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Regulation, Experiential Avoidance, Identity, Aggression, Treatment and Assessment Development, and the incorporation of Mobile Technology Treatment and Research.

Research Participation

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