Nicole Giuliani, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the Special Education and Clinical Sciences Department. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, Dr. Giuliani earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University, after which she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology Department at UO.
Dr. Giuliani’s training is in affective science, the study of emotions, moods, and stress. In her work, she focuses on how people regulate their own affect (known as self-regulation), how self-regulation is associated with health behaviors (e.g., eating unhealthy food), and how that process is learned from parents in early childhood. She and her graduate students use many different methods to study these and other related topics, including laboratory tasks, surveys, coding of observed behaviors, salivary hormones, and brain imaging.
Honors and Awards
2003 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania
Giuliani, N. R., Merchant, J. S., Cosme, D., & Berkman, E. T. (2018) Neural predictors of dietary change. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1428(1): 208-220.
Noll, L. K., Giuliani, N. R., Beauchamp, K. G., & Fisher, P. A. (2018) Behavioral and neural correlates of parenting self-evaluation in mothers of young children. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 13(5): 535-545.
Giuliani, N. R., Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., & Berkman, E. T. (2015) Prediction of food intake as a function of measurement modality and restriction status. Psychosomatic Medicine. 77(5): 583-590.
Giuliani, N. R., & Berkman, E. T. (2015) Craving is an affective state and its regulation can be understood in terms of the Extended Process Model of Emotion Regulation. Psychological Inquiry. 26(1): 48-53.
Giuliani, N. R., Mann, T., Tomiyama, A. J., & Berkman, E. T. (2014) Neural systems underlying the reappraisal of personally-craved foods. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26(7): 1390-1402.
Dr. Giuliani’s research interests include emotion, self-regulation, health behaviors, and family dynamics, which she investigates using multiple methods, including neuroimaging, ecological momentary assessment, laboratory paradigms, and behavioral coding. Dr. Giuliani is part of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention faculty cluster in the College of Education.