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Jennifer Stellar

Jennifer Stellar

 

Jennifer Stellar received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and is currently starting a faculty position in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto. Her research examines the impact of prosocial emotions—including awe, compassion, and gratitude—on health and well-being. She explores how these emotions work in concert with our biological systems to support giving, helping, bonding, and overall physical health.

 
 
  

Stories by Jennifer Stellar

Jennifer Stellar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, explains what is universal about the emotion of awe in cultures around the world—and what is different.

Videos and Podcasts: How Culture Shapes the Experience of Awe

By Jennifer Stellar | August 11, 2016

Jennifer Stellar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, explains what is universal about the emotion of awe in cultures around the world—and what is different.

 

Articles: How Has the Recession Affected Our Happiness?

By Jennifer Stellar | June 28, 2011

A recent survey looks at the link between money and happiness during hard times.

 

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