Lindsey Knowles is a second-year Clinical Psychology graduate student at the University of Arizona in the Grief, Loss and Social Stress Laboratory of Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor. Her research interests encompass a variety of topics in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, regulatory flexibility, stress, contemplative science, and integrative medicine. During her graduate career, she aims to better understand the impact of regulatory flexibility and contemplative practices on mental and physical health outcomes following profound life stressors (e.g. bereavement), combining self-report, behavioral, and psychophysiological techniques. She is currently engaged in various projects including the evaluation of a mindfulness-based classroom stress management program for elementary school students, a novel online grief support intervention for widows and widowers, and an examination of the relation between regulatory flexibility and heart rate variability in divorced and widowed individuals.

This profile was last updated on February 27, 2020

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