Tristen Inagaki, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Lab

Social Health and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

Graduate Student Advisees:

Lauren Ross

Education & Training

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

Research Interests

Social affective neuroscience; social relationships and health; social connection.

Representative Publications

Inagaki, T. K., Ray, L. A., Irwin, M. R., Way, B. M., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). Opioids and social bonding: Naltrexone reduces feelings of social connection. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 728-35.

Inagaki, T. K., Byrne Haltom, K. E., Suzuki, S., Jevtic, I., Hornstein, E., Bower, J. E., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). The neurobiology of giving versus receiving support: The role of stress-related and social reward-related neural activity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78, 443-53.

Inagaki, T. K., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). Giving support to others reduces sympathetic nervous system-related responses to stress. Psychophysiology, 53, 427-35.

Inagaki, T. K., Muscatell, K. A., Moieni, M., Dutcher, J. M., Jevtic, I., Irwin, M. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2016). Yearning for connection? Loneliness is associated with increased ventral striatum activity to close others. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1096-1101.

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

Inagaki, T. K., Muscatell, K. A., Irwin, M. R., Moieni, M., Dutcher, J. M., Jevtic, I., Breen, E. C., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2015). The role of the ventral striatum in sickness-induced approach toward support figures. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 44, 247-252.

Inagaki, T. K., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2013). Shared neural mechanisms underlying ‰ÛÏsocial warmth‰Û and physical warmth. Psychological Science, 24, 2272-2280.

Accepting Graduate Students

Yes

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