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A Comprehensive Approach to Research and Innovation

Susette Moyers

I am a Ph.D. candidate in psychological sciences with an emphasis in health psychology, and I am planning to enter the job market next summer (2021). My research focuses on psychological and physiological aspects of stress and coping, health outcomes related to these processes, and how lifestyle/health-related behaviors, especially physical activity and sleep, impact these relationships across populations. I am also interested in the psychological processes of health behavior change, especially physical activity initiation, maintenance, and habit formation. Currently, I manage the SHARPP Lab and I am involved with an array of research projects at various stages. Specifically, one of the projects that I am working on looks at the impact that loneliness and perceived stress have on coping processes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the general population in the U.S. and Australia. I am also working to complete my dissertation; a meta-analysis examining the relationship between physical activity participation and the diurnal cortisol slope, and candidate moderators of the relationship

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of California, Merced 2017- Expected 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Psychology
M.A. Pepperdine University 2014-2016
Master of Arts in Psychology (Cum Laude)
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles 2012-2014
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors
A.A. Santa Monica College 2010-2012
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Cum Laude)

Advisor: 
Dr. Martin Hagger
Graduate Group: