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Lab Director - Lisa Jaremka, PhD

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Contact Information

Phone: (302) 831-4810
E-Mail: ljaremka@psych.udel.edu
Website: www.lisajaremka.com

Mailing Address

University of Delaware
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
108 Wolf Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Background

Dr. Jaremka received her PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2011. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. More information about Dr. Jaremka, along with a complete list of her publications and PDFs of those articles, can be found on her personal website listed above.

Research Interests

Dr. Jaremka utilizes a social psychological approach to understand positive and negative social experiences and their effects on motivation, physiology, and health. Her expertise lies at the interface between physiology and psychology with a specialization in psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology.

Lab Manager - Marcia Ellis

                         

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 831-4591
E-Mail: mellis@psych.udel.edu
Website: www.projectclose.com

Mailing Address

University of Delaware
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
150 McKinly Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Background

Marcia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology/Business from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She has worked as a manager in this field at both the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Marcia also worked as a Clinical Research Associate in Biopharmaceutical Research at Cytogen Corporation. She is currently a Research Lab Manager for Dr. Lisa Jaremka in the Department of Brain & Psychological Sciences.

Graduate Student - Naoyuki Sunami

                               

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 831-4591
E-Mail: nsunami@psych.udel.edu
Website: www.projectclose.com

Mailing Address

University of Delaware
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
150 McKinly Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Background

Nami received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Saint Louis University in the Philippines and Master of Science in Experimental Psychology degree from Western Illinois University. He is currently a PhD graduate student in Dr. Jaremka’s Close Relationships and Health Lab.

Research Interests

Nami’s research interests include social rejection and need to belong. He is particularly interested in using neuroscience techniques to understand processes underlying maintenance of social belongingness.

Graduate Student - Megan Nadzan

                                   

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 831-4591
E-Mail: mnadzan@psych.udel.edu
Website: www.projectclose.com

Mailing Address

University of Delaware
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
150 McKinly Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Background

Megan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently a Doctoral level graduate student in Dr. Jaremka’s lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Research Interests

Megan’s main research interests lie within social rejection. Particularly, she is interested in exploring the motives behind the perpetrator of social rejection. She is also interested in what factors make an act of social rejection tempting for a person to join in on the act, such as in the case of bullying.