Unidel A. Gilchrist Sparks III Chair in the Social Sciences
Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Areas of Expertise
- Research focuses on committed romantic relationships. Laurenceau's work examines marriage, newlyweds, couples therapy and divorce.
- A clinical psychologist, Laurenceau is currently conducting research on couples coping with cancer. He monitors the daily lives of women dealing with breast cancer and their partners, through the use of electronic diaries.
- Other research interests include psychotherapy and the applying statistics to assess change and change processes.
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Examines representations of Blackness and womanhood in pop culture, the art world and the media.