Grace Larson


Grace Larson is a sixth-year graduate student in social psychology. Her research focuses on how relationship members coordinate their emotions and goals, and the consequences of this coordination for interpersonal (and intrapersonal) wellbeing. Grace received her BA from Pomona College, and conducted research for two years at the University of Arizona with Dr. David Sbarra, studying how social connectedness and social loss affect health. Click here for Grace's CV.


Hackl, L., Larson, G., Bowen, J. Ehrlich, G., Mann, T., Middlewood, B., Roberts, I., Eyink, J., Fetterolf, J., Gonzalez, F., Garrido, C., Kim, J., O’Brien, T., O’Malley, E., Mesquita, B., & Barrett, L. F. (in press.) On the neural implausibility of the modular mind: Evidence for distributed construction of perception, cognition, and emotion – Commentary on Firestone & Scholl (2016). Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 

Finkel, E., Cheung, E., Emery, L., Carswell, K., and Larson, G. (2015). The suffocation model: Why marriage in America is becoming an all-or-nothing institution. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 238-244. [Download]

Larson, G. & Sbarra, D. (2015). Participating in research on romantic breakups promotes emotional recovery via changes in self-concept clarity. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 399-406. [Download]

Finkel, E., Hui, C.M., Carswell, K., and Larson, G. (2014). The suffocation of marriage: Climbing Maslow’s mountain without enough oxygen. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 1-41. [Download]

Finkel, E., Larson, G., Carswell, K., and Hui, C.M. (2014). Marriage at the summit: Response to the commentaries. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 120-145. [Download]

Sbarra, D., Boals, A., Mason, A, Larson, G., Mehl, M. (2013). Expressive writing can impede emotional recovery following marital separation. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 120-134. [Download]