Tristen Inagaki, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology


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. (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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