Collegiate Affiliation

The research in the Stress and Trauma Lab focuses on the effects of stress and trauma, including their negative effects (e.g., depression, anxiety) as well as resilience following adversity. We also study factors associated with better functioning in the face of stress and trauma, including perceived present control and coping. We recently have focused on examining these factors using daily-diary methods. We also have developed technology-based interventions to teach skills for coping with stress. Our current research focuses primarily on student mental health. Please see our lab website for more details.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1988


  • coping strategies
  • College Student Mental Health
  • postrape recovery
  • reactions to victimization, trauma
  • online interventions
  • stress
  • victims and violence