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Bonnie Le

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Toronto

479 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-8708


Research Overview

Professor Le will be accepting applications for graduate students for the 2024-2025 academic year. A strong preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree or post-grad experience as a lab manager or RA.

Professor Le's research focuses on how emotions and motivation shape well-being in interpersonal relationships. In particular, she examines how and when the regulation of emotions, the perception of emotions, and the motivation to care for others predict well-being for better or for worse. To do so, she uses naturalistic methods including surveying people in daily life, observing them in lab interactions, and following-up with them over time. Given that supportive relationships are vital to psychological well-being and physical health, the goal of Professor Le's research is to understand how emotional and motivational processes may help or hinder the maintenance of satisfying relationships.

Selected Publications