Summer 2013 - 2015 Research Internships in
Hojooba’ bee la’ hooniil,
Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion

Faculty Research Projects:

Sumner Sydeman is a Clinical Health Psychologist who researches emotional and behavioral factors associated with coronary heart disease (CHD), CHD risk factors, and healthy lifestyles. Dr. Sydeman has supervised 20 undergraduate students over the past 7 years, with 11 of these students serving as co-authors on poster presentations presented at state and national conferences and 4 as co-authors on 3 peer-reviewed journal articles. He currently has a manuscript in press co-authored by 7 members of his Spring 2005 undergraduate research team. “What is the role of compassion in cardiovascular health?” “Can compassion be increased by activation of the ventral vagal complex through heart rate variability biofeedback training?” “What are the effects of mindfulness and compassionate mind training on anxiety and depression?”