Ongoing Grant


A Scientific Approach to Living in Love: A Framework for the Future

This grant supports new research in Dr. Algoe's lab as well as the development of The Love Consortium.

The Love Consortium aspires to collaboratively leverage data to accelerate scientific understanding of

human connection.


Recently Completed Grants


Gratitude and Societal Good: The role of everyday gratitude in productivity, transformational leadership, good citizenship, and the spread of altruism

-With Christopher Oveis, UCSD- Rady School of Management

February 2016 Grant Team Data Blitz. Team members pictured from left to right: Yen-Ping Chang, Patrick Dwyer, Ayana Younge, Rainy Gu, Joseph Ocampo, Sara Algoe, Christopher Oveis



Picture This! Framing Purpose and Bringing Gratitude into Focus

-With Laura McKee, Georgia State University


This intervention seeks to increase gratitude in 9th graders through the use of digital picture taking, sharing, and savoring. This study combines positive psychology (gratitude) with cognitive bias modification to foster student growth.

Current lab members

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Brian Don

Emily Hooker

Brett Murphy

Graduate Students:

Kylie Chandler

Tatum Jolink

​Ayana Younge

Jieni Zhou

Lab alumni

Postdoctoral  Fellow: Patrick Dwyer 

Graduate Students:

Katherine Adair

Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi

Lahnna Catalino

Yen-Ping Chang

Jenna Clark

Suzannah Isgett

​Laura Kurtz

Kristjen Lundberg

Brett Major