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Natalia Van Doren

Natalia Van Doren
370 Moore
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Office Phone: (530) 414-8772

Education:

  1. PhD, 2022 (expected), The Pennsylvania State University
  2. BA, 2016, University of California, Berkeley

Biography:

Advisor: Soto

Research Interests:

My central research interests involve understanding how culture interacts with individual differences in emotion reactivity and regulation to affect mental health and well-being. For example, my undergraduate research examined the relationship between emotion coherence and well-being in healthy individuals, and showed that greater coherence between physiology (e.g., skin conductance) and self-reported emotions was related to higher life satisfaction. I am interested in following up this project by exploring cultural differences in emotion coherence. Further, I am interested in understanding how different aspects of identity, such as gender and race, may influence emotional expression via cultural norms and expectations. I am currently working on a project that looks at how anger expression may differ in men and women, and what that means for well-being outcomes, such as depression.

Publications:

Van Doren, N., Brown, C.L., Sze, J.A., Levenson, R.W. (2016) The relationship between emotion coherence and life satisfaction. Berkeley McNair Research Journal.

Van Doren, N. (2015). The role of yoga’s rituals in psychological well-being. Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity, 8(1). 

Van Doren, N., John, O.P. (in preparation). Where do you sit? Effects of gender, personality, and motivation.

Van Doren, N., Johnson, S.L., Tharp, J., Staudenmaier, P.J., Freeman, M. (in preparation) Perseverance of effort and consistency of interest are differentially related to six-factor dominance. 

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:

Van Doren, N., John, O.P. (January 2017) Where do you sit? Motivation and Personality account for Gender Differences in Power Preferences. Poster to be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Research Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. 

Van Doren, N., Zhang, J.W., Chen, S. (May 2016) Self-compassion promotes authenticity. Poster to be presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Van Doren, N., Zhang, J.W., John, O.P. (January 2016) ‘Leaning In’ during group meetings: Do women prefer low-power seats? Poster presented at the 2016 Society for Personality and Social Research Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Van Doren, N., Zhang, J.W., John, O.P. (May 2015) Lean in: Self-esteem and seating choice. Poster presented at the Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference. Stanford, CA.

Van Doren, N., Zhang, J.W., Chen, S. (May 2015) Learning from our regrets: Self-compassion leads to greater personal improvement motivation. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Van Doren, N., Brown, C.L., Sze, J.A., Levenson, R.W. (October 2015) Coherence between emotional experience and physiology is related to greater life satisfaction. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Van Doren, N., Brown, C.L., Sze, J.A., Levenson, R.W. (October 2015) The relationship between emotion coherence and life satisfaction. Talk presented at the University of Wisconsin McNair Scholars Research Symposium. Milwaukee, WI.

Van Doren, N., Johnson, S.L., Tharp, J., Staudenmaier, P.J., Freeman, M. (August 2015) Power and grit: Are dominant individuals more gritty? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Van Doren, N., Brown, C.L., Sze, J.A., Levenson, R.W. (July 2015) Emotions and wellbeing: Can coherent emotions improve life satisfaction? Talk presented at the McNair Scholars Research Symposium. Berkeley, CA.

 



Research Interests:

Clinical (Adult and Child):

Emotion, Emotion Regulation, Culture, Individual Differences

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