June Gruber is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and Director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology (PEP) Laboratory. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from U.C. Berkeley, where she was also an NIMH Predoctoral Fellow in Affective Science. Dr. Gruber is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Connecticut (#003118).
Dr. Gruber's research focuses on the ways in which positive emotion can go awry and towards developing an integrated model of positive emotion function and dysfunction using the theoretical lens and methodological tools of affective and clinical science science. Specific questions of interest include whether positive emotion -- in particular degrees, contexts, or types -- be a predictor of maladaptive psychological-health outcomes? Such questions are examined both in clinical populations characterized by disturbed positive emotion (e.g., bipolar disorder and depression) as well as healthy populations to understand the normative function of emotion, and are assessed emotion using a multi-modal approach across experiential (e.g., self-report, narrative), behavioral (e.g., FACS), and biological (e.g., psychophysiology, neural, neuroendocrine, genetic) levels of analysis. For more information, please visit the PEP Lab Wepbage.
Dr. Gruber has authored over 60 journal articles and chapters, and has edited a comprehensive volume, the "Dark and Light Sides of Positive Emotion," forthcoming from Oxford University Press (co-edited with Dr. Judith Moskowitz). Dr. Gruber is the Director of the Experts in Emotion Interview Series and has taught an Online Course in Human Emotion. Her work has been recognized by an Early Career Award from the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and Yale University's Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty. Her work has been covered by the BBC, NPR, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Telegraph, CBS, MSNBC, USA Today, Science Daily, Men's Health, Psychology Today, APS Observer, and LA Times.