Emotion & Stress Physiology Laboratory

In the Emotion & Stress Physiology Lab, we conduct research on the physiology of stress, emotion, and social motivations, with a focus on neuroendocrine (hormone) systems. Our work illuminates how stress-response hormones affect the brain and therefore modulate emotional, motivational, and cognitive processes. We are also interested in how dysregulation in stress hormone systems might contribute to emotion-processing disruptions in affective disorders such as depression.


Cindy Bergeman

Cindy Bergeman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Developmental Program

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Brandy Martinez

Brandy Martinez
Department of Psychology
Clinical Program

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