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Emily Urban
Emily Urban-Wojcik
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds

Emily is a Social Psychologist with a specialty in Affective Science. She is working with Stacey Schaefer on the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) neuroscience project team investigating how emotional and cognitive functioning influence health and well-being. 

Emily's program of research focuses on how emotional functioning at experiential, behavioral and neural levels impacts well-being and how various individual differences influence these relationships. Her research methodology includes assessments of subjective emotional experiences, implementation of experimental designs and measurement of the neurobiological and psychophysiological bases of emotion and cognition.


Ph.D., Social & Personality Psychology, University of California, Irvine 

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Midlife Development in the United States

Our scientists examine how individual differences in emotional reactivity and recovery to emotional stimuli, brain structure and patterns of brain activity are related to life experiences, personality, behavior, health and well-being across the adult lifespan in a large national longitudinal sample.