Matthew Zawadzki

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Title: Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., 2012 — Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., 2009 — Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., 2006 — Columbia University
  • B.A., 2004 — Iona College, Summa Cum Laude
Research Interests:
Professor Zawadzki's research examines social psychological processes as applied to health with three overlapping research areas:
  • How do perseverative cognitions function as a mechanism to create and extend stress responses?
  • How does perceiving emotion in others affect decision making about them?
  • Can psychosocial interventions be developed to improve health and well-being?