Natalia Van Doren


Van Doren

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
370 Moore Building University Park, Pa 16802
(814) 865-6218

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, 2023 (expected), The Pennsylvania State University
BA, 2016, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Bio

Advisor: Soto

Research Interests:

My central research interests involve understanding the nature of human emotion, in terms of its physiological manifestations, variations across gender and culture, and the role of emotion as a transdiagnostic process in the development and maintenance of psychopathology and addictive behaviors. I have pursued these topics from both a basic science and translational perspective.


  1. Linden-Carmichael, A. N., Van Doren, N., Bray, B. C., Jackson, K., & Lanza, S. T. (accepted; forthcoming). Stress and affect as daily risk factors for substance use patterns: An application of latent class analysis for daily diary data. Prevention Science.
  2. Van Doren, N., Zainal, N. H., & Newman, M. G. (in press). Cross-cultural and gender invariance of emotion regulation in the United States and India. Journal of Affective Disordershttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.04.089
  3. Van Doren, N., Dickens, C., Benson, L., Brick, T.R., Gatzke-Kopp, L., Oravecz, Z. (2021). Capturing emotion coherence in daily life: Using ambulatory physiology measures and ecological momentary assessments to examine within-person associations and individual differences. Biological Psychology, 162, 108074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108074
  4. Wang, K., Goldenberg, A., Dorison, C.A., Lerner, J.S., Gross, J.J. …. Van Doren, N., … (2021). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(8), 1089-1110. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x
  5. Van Doren, N., Soto, J.A. (2021) Paying the price for anger: Do women bear greater costs? International Journal of Psychology, 56(3), 331-337. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12724
  6. Linden-Carmichael, A. N., Van Doren, N., Masters, L. D., & Lanza, S. T. (2020). Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use in daily life: Implications for level of use, subjective intoxication, and positive and negative consequences. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34(3), 447-453. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000556
  7. Van Doren, N., Shields, S.A., Soto, J.A. (2020) Emotion regulation training in a first-year experience course: A qualitative analysis of students’ experiences. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy,1-16.   https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2020.1740067
  8. Van Doren, N., Tharp, J.A., Johnson, S.L., Staudenmaier, P.J., Anderson, C., Freeman, M.A. (2019). Perseverance of effort is related to lower depressive symptoms via authentic pride and perceived power. Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.07.044
  9. Brown, C. L., Van Doren, N., Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., Sze, J. A., Levenson, R. W. (2019). Coherence between subjective experience and physiology in emotion: Individual differences and implications for well-being. Emotion,20(5), 818-829.  https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000579
  10. Cho, S., Van Doren, N., Minnick, M.R., Albohn, D. N., Adams, R. B., Soto, J.A. (2018). Culture moderates the relationship between emotional fit and collective aspects of well-being. Frontiers in Psychology: Special Issue on Cultural Psychology, 9, 1509. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01509
  11. 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, 23, 149-167.
  12. Van Doren, N. (2015). The role of yoga’s rituals in psychological well-being. Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity, 8(1), 80-89.
Natalia Van Doren