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Karen Quigley

Research Associate Professor Email: k.quigley@neu.edu Phone: 617.373.3794

Degrees/Education

B.S. 1988 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Major: Zoology

M.A. 1989 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Major: Psychobiology

Ph.D. 1993 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Major: Psychobiology

Area(s) of Expertise

Psychophysiology, Health Psychology

Research Interests

Dr. Quigley’s work focuses on how humans utilize information from the body in creating emotional and affective states, individual differences in emotional reactivity, and how emotional states influence behavior, cognitions, and health. Current research projects examine individual differences in interoceptive sensitivity, or the extent to which one can sense changes in their internal bodily states, how affect (i.e., the valence and arousal-based components of emotion) influences decision making, and how objectively measured physiological changes can be combined with subjective reports and contextual information to understand emotional states in everyday life. Prior studies within the Department of Veterans Affairs examined the role of emotional states in physical symptom reports, health outcomes and health care utilization after the major life stressor of war.

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Location

125 Nightingale Hall