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Elizabeth Hopper

Elizabeth Hopper

 

Elizabeth Hopper is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to attending UCSB, she received her BA in Psychology and Peace & Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and worked in a research lab at UC San Francisco studying health psychology. Her research interests include positive emotions, close relationships, coping, and health. In particular, her research investigates the pathways through which gratitude impacts well-being. Outside of the research lab, Elizabeth can often be found writing about psychology and spending time with her dog, Luna.

 
 
  

Stories by Elizabeth Hopper

Articles: Can Corporate Giving Make You More Generous?

By Elizabeth Hopper | November 28, 2016

According to a new study, generous businesses inspire individuals to give, too—thanks to one particular emotion.

 

Articles: Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

By Elizabeth Hopper | May 12, 2016

According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.

 

Articles: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life?

By Elizabeth Hopper | February 16, 2016

New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.

 

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