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Gruber, June Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Gruber's research focuses on positive emotion disturbances, or the delineating the ways in which positive emotion can go awry and towards developing an integrated clinical affective science model of positive emotion disturbance. Specific questions of interest include whether positive emotion -- in particular degrees, contexts, durations, or types -- be a predictor of maladaptive behavioral syndromes and relevant psychological-health outcomes. Her work examines perturbations in positive valence systems in clinical populations characterized by disturbed positive emotion (e.g., bipolar disorder and depression) as well as health community samples of adults and adolescents to delineate the normative function of emotion. Work conducted in Dr. Gruber’s laboratory utilizes a multi-modal approach across experiential (e.g., self-report, narrative), behavioral (e.g., FACS, iEAR), and neurobiological (e.g., peripheral psychophysiology, neuroendocrine, EEG, and FMRI) levels of analysis.


  • affective science, psychopathology, happiness, well-being


selected publications


courses taught

  • PSYC 3303 Abnormal Psychology (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 5131 Affective Science (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 6911 Research Practicum (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 6911 Research Practicum (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 3131 Human Emotion (Summer 2018)
  • PSYC 3131 Human Emotion (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 3303 Abnormal Psychology (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 6911 Research Practicum (Spring 2018)


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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