2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Psychology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: James Gross, Psychology

Zach Hoskins's research in Dr. James Gross's lab focuses on designing new interventions to motivate individuals to spend less time in sedentary activities. The study incorporates tools from affective science, decision science, and health psychology to improve health behavior and outcomes and using personalized strategies for each participant to reappraise negative valuations and encourage positive ones, with the goal of changing long-term health behavior.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Using Affective Science to Decrease Sedentary Behavior and Increase Physical Activity

Zachary B. Hoskins1, Arlene L. Amieva2, Martine S. Madill1, Edward D. Salonga2, Ashley A. Shurick1, James J. Gross1
[Departments of Psychology1 and Human Biology2, Stanford University]