President Wente walks and talks with Waugh about his work in using positive emotions to regulate stress. They discuss the impact of major events, like 9/11 and COVID, on his work, plus his enthusiasm for doing research with his students and then taking that research to the public.

Professor, Psychology

Christian Waugh’s expertise on emotions, stress and coping addresses a critical area in a world focused increasingly on improving mental health. Waugh specifically examines resiliency — why some people rebound more effectively from stress and trauma — and how their responses evolve. From the positive effects of anticipation to the post-pandemic joys of gathering in movie theaters and concert venues, Waugh is often quoted in national media outlets, including the Washington Post and CNN.

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