Monisha Pasupathi, Ph.D.
Professor, Developmental Psychology
Office: 634 BEHS
I study the the role of narrative in self and emotion regulation from childhood through late life. I'm especially interested in issues of how children and adults integrate experiences within their sense of self via narrating, and how listeners (parents, friends, and romantic partners) can help to shape stories towards more adaptive emotional and self-related outcomes. In my recent work, I have been pursuing these issues within the specific context of interpersonal conflict and harm, and have begun to include psychophysiological methods as a complement to narrative, observational, and experimental work. Much of this work is done in collaboration with Cecilia Wainryb, here at the University of Utah; I also have long-standing collaborations with Kate McLean, at Western Washington University.
Opportunities For Students
Dr. Pasupathi is not accepting students this cycle.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for Lifespan
Ph.D., Stanford University (Psychology, 1997)
B.A., Case Western Reserve University (Psychology and English, 1991)
My Current Graduate Students
Former Ph.D. Students
Trisha L. Weeks