NEW-B Workshop Series: Biological Processes, Emotional Well-Being, and Health

Tuesday October 25, 2022, 9:00AM - 1:00PM PT via Zoom


This workshop series is about the relationship between biological processes, emotional well-being and health. In some cases biological systems are best known for their association with dysfunction or disease (e.g. inflammation, cortisol); this workshop series aims to examine how biological systems and patterns of activation might be uniquely involved in emotional well-being and promote health.

The Network for Emotional Well-Being: Science, Practice, and Measurement project announces a new webinar series focused on biological processes that underlie linkages between emotional well-being and physical health. Each webinar in this series will feature leading scientific experts sharing their work that examines patterns of activation in biological systems that might represent the mechanism(s) by which emotional well-being engenders health and longevity. Often, biological processes are known for their association with mental health challenges, dysfunction, or physical disease (e.g. inflammation, cortisol). This workshop series aims to examine how biological processes uniquely link to emotional well-being and in turn, promote physical health.

Material presented in this webinar series will be geared towards early stage as well as senior researchers interested in incorporating biological metrics into their research on emotional well-being, or in weaving emotional well-being assessment into research involving biological metrics connected to lifelong health. Each webinar will include a dynamic combination of didactic presentation segments, Q&A, and guided interactive experiences. Webinar participants will be directed to background reading prior to each webinar, and invited to correspond with members of the Emotional Well-Being Network community afterwards to follow up on ideas, pursue collaborations, or seek guidance or advice.


Esteemed guest speakers for this webinar include Julian Thayer, PhD, Professor of Psychological Science at UC Irvine, Lani Shiota, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Arizona State University, and Anthony Ong, professor of psychology at Cornell University. Network for Emotional Well-Being co-PI Wendy Mendes, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF will also share key insights from her research during this inaugural webinar. Q&A and interactive segments will be led by members of our Network for Emotional Well-Being collaborative team.

Participation in the N-EWB: Biological Processes, Emotional Well-Being, and Health webinars is free, though registration is required to access the calendar invites, webinar links, and pre-reading materials.