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Department of Psychology|College of Arts & Sciences

Heidemarie LaurentHeidemarie Laurent

Assistant Professor

Emotion Regulation in Close Relationships

Clinical Psychology


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst 2008

Predoctoral Intern, University of Washington Medical Center 2007-2008

M.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst 2003

B.A., Scripps College 2001 • (307) 766-3442 • Bio Sciences Bldg 120



Academic Positions

2010 - Present, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming

2008-2010, NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oregon


Research Interests:

Development of vulnerability to depression

Dyadic emotion regulation - couples and parent-infant relationships

Biological bases of internalizing disorders - HPA and SNS measures, neuroimaging

Benefits of mindfulness for emotional and physical health



PSYC 2080 - Biological Psychology

PSYC 4080 - Physiological Psychology

PSYC 5120 - Neuropsychology of Human Behavior



Laurent, H. K., Stephens, A., & Ablow, J.C. (in press). Neural correlates of mothers' hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal regulation with their infants. Biological Psychiatry.

Laurent, H. K., & Ablow, J. C. (2011). A Cry in the dark: Depressed mothers show reduced neural activation to their own infant's cry. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsq091.

Laurent, H. K., Ablow, J. C., & Measelle, J. (2011). Risky shifts: How the timing and course of mothers' depressive symptoms across the perinatal period shape their own and infant's stress response profiles. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 521-538.

 Shortt, J. W., Capaldi, D. M., Kim, H. K., & Laurent, H. K. (2010). The effects of intimate partner violence on relationship satisfaction over time for young at-risk couples: The moderating role of observed negative and positive affect. Partner Abuse, 1, 131-151.

Laurent, H. K., Kim, H. K., & Capaldi, D. M. (2009). Longitudinal effects of conflict behaviors on depressive symptoms in young couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 596-605.

Chamberlain, P., Price, J., Leve, L., Laurent, H., Landsverk, J., & Reid, J. (2008). Prevention of behavior problems for children in foster care: Outcomes and mediation effects. Prevention Science, 9, 17-27.

 Kim, H. K., Laurent, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., & Feingold, A. (2008). Men's and women's influence on men's aggression toward women:  A 10-year panel study. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 1169-1187.

Laurent, H. K., Kim, H. K., & Capaldi, D. M. (2008). Interaction and relationship development in stable young couples: Effects of positive engagement, psychological aggression, and withdrawal. Journal of Adolescence, 31, 815-835.

Laurent, H. K., Kim, H. K., & Capaldi, D. M. (2008). Prospective effects of interparental conflict on child attachment security and the moderating role of parent romantic attachment. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 377-388.

Price, J., Chamberlain, P., Landsverk, J., Reid, J., Leve, L, & Laurent, H. (2008). Effects of a foster parent training intervention on placement changes of children in foster care. Child Maltreatment, 13, 64-75.

Laurent, H. K., & Powers, S. I. (2007). Emotion regulation in emerging adult couples: Temperament, attachment, and HPA response to conflict. Biological Psychology, 76, 61-71.

Kaiser, H., & Powers, S. I. (2006). Testosterone and conflict tactics within late adolescent couples: A dyadic predictive model. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 231-248.

Laurent, H. K., & Powers, S. I. (2006). Social-cognitive predictors of HPA reactivity to interpersonal conflict in emerging adult couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 673-690.     

Powers, S. I., Gunlicks, M., Laurent, H., Balaban, S., Bent, E., & Sayer, A. (2006). Differential effects of subtypes of trauma symptoms on couples' hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity and recovery in response to interpersonal stress.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1071, 430-433.



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