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SoCCCo Alumna

Dr. Grace Larson

New affiliation Since May 2019 at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Research interests

Close relationships • Emotional synchrony • Support


  • Hackel, L. M., Larson, G. M., Bowen, J. D., Ehrlich, G. A., Mann, T. C., Middlewood, B., … Barrett, L. F. (2016). On the neural implausibility of the modular mind: Evidence for distributed construction dissolves boundaries between perception, cognition, and emotion - Commentary on Firestone & Scholl (2016). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. doi:10.1017/S0140525X15002770
  • Finkel, E. J., Cheung, E. O., Emery, L. F., Carswell, K. L., & Larson, G. M. (2015). The suffocation model: Why marriage in America is becoming an all-or-nothing institution. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 238–244. doi:10.1177/0963721415569274
  • Larson, G. M., & Sbarra, D. A. (2015). Participating in research on romantic breakups promotes emotional recovery via changes in self-concept clarity. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 399–406. doi:10.1177/1948550614563085
  • Finkel, E. J., Hui, C. M., Carswell, K. L., & Larson, G. M. (2014). The suffocation of marriage: Climbing Mount Maslow without enough oxygen. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 1–41. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2014.863723
  • Finkel, E. J., Larson, G. M., Carswell, K. L., & Hui, C. M. (2014). Marriage at the summit: Response to the commentaries. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 120–145. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2014.890512
  • Sbarra, D. A., Boals, A., Mason, A. E., Larson, G. M., & Mehl, M. R. (2013). Expressive writing can impede emotional recovery following marital separation. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 120–134. doi:10.1177/2167702612469801

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Academic distinctions

  • Graduate Research Grant, The Graduate School, Northwestern University, 2017
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2016
  • Florence Sales Research Methods Teaching Award, Northwestern University, 2014-2016
  • The Psychology Prize Thesis Award, Pomona College, 2010

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