Welcome to the Chair of Health Psychology!
Our main research aims revolve around the associations between acute as well as chronic stress with human health. Our work aims to understand causal, pathophysiological pathways driving health detriments in individuals living under chronic stress, or with affective disorders. The key pathway we are focusing on is inflammation, and we study how it is regulated by stress system activity and reactivity (read more under research).
We offer courses in General Psychology I (Sensation and Perception, and Cognition), Biological Psychology, and Health Psychology.
Happy to host Prof. Stefan Agrigoroaei, PhD, Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY), UCLouvain, Belgium, in our colloquium this Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 with a talk about:
"Psychosocial Pathways to Healthy Aging: The Contribution of Perceived Control".
Abstract Stefan Agrigoroaei
TV coverage at Frankenfernsehen
Our new article "Salivary Biomarkers in Psychoneuroimmunology" with Chris Engeland and Jos Bosch is now available for free access (50 days) at this link.
New paper from our Brandeis Health Psych Lab Team under first authorship by grad student Alex Fiksdal showing that symptoms of anxiety and depression show differential, specific associations with cortisol response and recovery to acute stress.
Particularly excited about the inclusion of recovery ...
We are happy to share the news that we are now offering combined cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) measurements for EUR 9.99 / sample (in duplicate).
Find more info on our Biomarker Assay Service Page.