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Brett Peters

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2012-2013
Faculty Mentor(s): Jeremy Jamieson

214 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-9154
Fax: (585) 273-1100
brettpeters@rochester.edu

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Research Overview

Biopsychosocial Model of Challenge and Threat, Emotion, Emotion Regulation, Intimate Relationships, Psychophysiology, & Reappraisal

LAB WEBSITE: http://socialstresslab.wixsite.com/urochester

Selected Publications

Publications/Manuscripts

  • Peters, B. J., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). The consequences of emotion suppression in romantic relationships: A challenge and threat perspective. Emotion. Advance Online Publication.
  • Jamieson, J. P., Peters, B. J., Greenwood, E. J., & Altose, A. (2016). Reappraising stress arousal improves performance and reduces evaluation anxiety in classroom exam situations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1-9. doi: 10.1177/1948550616644656
  • Roche, J. M., Peters, B. J., & Dale, R. (2015). "Your Tone Says It All": The processing and interpretation of affective language. Speech Communication, 66, 47-64. doi: 10.1016/j.specom.2014.07.004
  • Reis, H. T., de Jong, D. C., Lee, K. Y., O'Keefe, S. D., & Peters, B. J. (2015). Promoting intimacy: Strategies suggested by the appetitive side. In C. R. Knee & H. T. Reis (Eds.), Positive approaches to optimal relationship development. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Peters, B. J., Overall, N. C., & Jamieson, J. P. (2014). Physiological and cognitive consequences of emotion suppression and expression in dyadic interactions. International Journal of Psychophysiology 94(1), 100-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.07.015
  • Jamieson, J., Valdesolo, P., & Peters, B. J. (2014) Sympathy for the devil? The physiological, psychological, and decision effects of being an agent (and target) of dissent. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 221-227.
  • Beltzer, M. L., Nock, M. K., Peters, B. J., & Jamieson, J. P. (2014). Rethinking butterflies: The emotional, physiological, and performance effects of arousal reappraisal during public speaking. Emotion14(4), 761-8. doi: 10.1037/a0036326
  • Peters, B. J., Hammond, M. D., Reis, H. T., & Jamieson, J. P. (invited revision, under review). The consequences of having a dominant romantic partner on testosterone responses during a social interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  • Peters, B. J., Overall, N., Girme, Y. U., & Jamieson, J. P. (under review). Partners' attachment insecurity predicts greater physiological threat in anticipation of attachment-relevant interactions. Personal Relationships.
  • Peters, B. J.*,Roche, J. M.*, & Jamieson, J. P.(under review).The effects of expressive suppression on language planning and production. Speech Communication. NOTE: * denotes first authorship.
  • Peters, B. J., Hammond, M. D., Reis, H. T., & Jamieson, J. P. (in preparation). The dyadic nature of relationship dominance when capitalizing on good news.
  • Peters, B. J., & Overall, N. C. (in preparation). Buffering avoidant attachment: The role of inferred avoidance.
  • Peters, B. J., & Reis, H. T. (in preparation). Advances in capitalization research.
  • Tomlinson, J. M., Peters, B. J., & Feeney, B. C. (in preparation). Longitudinal, physiological, and observational evidence for the importance of partner support for self-expansion during the transition to retirement.
  • Overall, N. C., & Peters, B. J. (in preparation). A dyadic model of emotional suppression during support interactions.
  • Jayamaha, S. D., Overall, N. C., Peters, B. J., & Girme, Y. U. (in preparation). Self-esteem contagion: Partners' low self-esteem and lack of autonomy support undermines self-efficacy and self-worth.

Conference Presentations

  • Peters, B. J., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). The consequences of suppressing affective displays in romantic relationships: A challenge and threat perspective. Talk given at the International Association for Relationship Researchers (IARR).
  • Peters, B. J., Reis, H. T., Hammond, M. D., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). The consequences of having a dominant romantic partner on testosterone responses during a social interaction. Talk given at annual meeting for the Social Psychologists Around Western New York (SPAWN).
  • Peters, B. J., de Jong, D. (2016). Maximizing success in the classroom. Talk given at Teaching as Research (TAR) online forum.
  • Peters, B. J., Reis, H. T., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). When good news is bad news: Physiological consequences of capitalizing with a restrictive partner. Poster and data-blitz presented at Annual meeting for the Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP).
  • Peters, B. J. (2015). Maximizing success in the classroom. Talk given at Teaching as Research (TAR) online forum.
  • Peters, B. J., Jamieson, J. P., Overall, N. C., & Girme, Y. U. (2015). Emotion Regulation in Dyadic Conversation: The Role of Relationship History and Expectations. Talk given at Annual meeting for the Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP).
  • Jamieson, J. P., & Peters, B. J. (2015). Emotion regulation in romantic relationships. Talk given at Annual meeting for the Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP).
  • Peters, B. J. (2014). Reappraising Stress in the classroom. Talk given at the Carnegie Pathways National Forum.
  • Peters, B. J., Roche, J. M., & Jamieson, J. P. (2014). I Actually Can Read Your "Poker Face": The Effect of Emotion Suppression on Language Production During Dyadic Interactions. Poster presented at Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society.
  • Peters, B. J. (2014).Physiological Effects of Emotional Expression and Suppression in Dyadic Interactions. Talk given at the Annual Social Psychologists Around Western New York (SPAWN) conference.
  • Peters, B. J. & Jamieson, J. P. (2014).Physiological Effects of Emotional Expression and Suppression in Interpersonal Interactions.Poster presented at Annual meeting for the Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP).
  • Peters, B. J., Kennedy, K. K., & Beispel, B. (2012). Linkages between early childhood experiences and young adult intimate relationships. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Madison, WI.
  • Peters, B. J. (2012). Cultural differences in low-context communication and expressiveness of high-context communication and its impact on relationship quality. Presentation given at the Honors Undergraduate Research Symposium, Madison, WI.
  • Peters, B. J. (2010). Effects of peer group dynamics on social behavior, non-social behavior, cortisol, mucin, testosterone, and cytokine levels in Juvenile Rhesus Macaques. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Biological Research Symposium, Madison, WI.

Teaching

  • Co-Lecturer & Teaching Assistant: Social Cognition, Fall 2013, University of Rochester
  • Teaching Aid: Introductory Statistics in Psychology, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Teaching Aid: Experimental Psychology, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Tutor: Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Society for Personality & Social Psychology - August 2013 -
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology - 2011 - 2012
  • NSF Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Alpha Lab Research Network - Fall 2013 - Spring 2015
  • SPSP Travel Award - 2014
  • Rosevear Research Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison - 2012
  • Honors Summer Senior Thesis Grant, University of Wisconsin - Madison - 2011
  • Psychology 225 Outstanding Paper Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison - 2011
  • Research Scholar Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison - 2011
  • Dean's List, University of Wisconsin - Madison - 2008-2012

Additional Information

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY                                          2012 -
Pursuing Ph.D., Social Psychology &
Quantitative Statistics Ph.D. Minor

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI                                           2008 - 2012
B.S., Psychology
Honors in Major & Liberal Arts