Tristen Inagaki, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology


Social Health and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

Graduate Student Advisees:

Lauren Ross

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interest Summary

Social Affective Neuroscience; Social Relationships & Health; Social Connection

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Inagaki, T. K. (in press). Neural mechanisms of the link between giving social support and health. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13703

Inagaki, T. K., & Ross, L. P. (in press). Neural correlates of giving social support: differences between giving targeted versus untargeted support. Psychosomatic Medicine. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000623

Inagaki, T. K., & Orehek, E. (2017). On the benefits of giving social support: when, why, and how support providers gain by caring for others. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 109-113.

Inagaki, T. K. (2018). Opioids and Social Connection. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 85-90.

Inagaki, T. K., Irwin, M. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2015). Blocking opioids attenuates physical warmth-induced feelings of social connection. Emotion, 15, 494-500.

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