In this episode Garth interviews June Gruber from the University of Colorado Boulder. They discuss various aspects of her research focus, which intersects clinical psychology and positive emotions. June shares insights into her Positive Emotion and Psychopathology (PEP) lab, where she explores how positive emotions manifest in psychological disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. The episode covers the methodologies used in her lab, the ethical considerations in research, and her takeaways from years of studying emotions, including the nuanced understanding that pursuing happiness too intensely can be counterproductive. June also shares her inspiring journey from a small town in California to a distinguished academic career, highlighting the importance of mentorship and community support. The conversation wraps up with her involvement in co-authoring introductory psychology textbooks, emphasizing the importance of making psychological science accessible to a broader audience.

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Published On: July 2nd, 2024 / Categories: Conversations About Teaching N' Stuff /