Karen Quigley


PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Major: Psychobiology, 1993
M.A., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Major: Psychobiology, 1989
BS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Major: Zoology, 1988

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 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. Studies in the Department of Veterans Affairs examine the role of emotional states in physical symptom reports, health outcomes and health care utilization after the major life stressor of war, and assess interventions for enhancing post-deployment health and community reintegration after a military deployment.

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Department of Psychology
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