Dr. Jaremka received her PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2011. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. More information about Dr. Jaremka, along with a complete list of her publications and PDFs of those articles, can be found on her personal website listed above.
Dr. Jaremka utilizes a social psychological approach to understand positive and negative social experiences and their effects on motivation, physiology, and health. Her expertise lies at the interface between physiology and psychology with a specialization in psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology.
Marcia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology/Business from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She has worked as a manager in this field at both the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Marcia also worked as a Clinical Research Associate in Biopharmaceutical Research at Cytogen Corporation. She is currently a Research Lab Manager for Dr. Lisa Jaremka in the Department of Brain & Psychological Sciences.
Nami received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Saint Louis University in the Philippines and Master of Science in Experimental Psychology degree from Western Illinois University. He is currently a PhD graduate student in Dr. Jaremka’s Close Relationships and Health Lab.
Nami’s research interests include social rejection and need to belong. He is particularly interested in using neuroscience techniques to understand processes underlying maintenance of social belongingness.
Megan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently a Doctoral level graduate student in Dr. Jaremka’s lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Megan is interested in many aspects of belonging. Currently, she is interested in how relational contexts can moderate the severity of the experience of social rejection. She is aiming to apply her research in real world contexts and understanding the function of belonging is the first step. One application that she is particularly excited about is to integrate her research in belonging with the scholarship of teaching and learning. She hopes to impact students through teaching by implementing evidence-based techniques to promote inclusivity and community within her classrooms.