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Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu

Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu

  • SPN Mentor

My research focuses on close relationships (especially romantic relationships), behavioral health (especially weight control, smoking, and physical activity), and neuroimaging (particularly fMRI). I conduct basic research in each of these areas as well as more applied research in the overlaps. For example, I conduct applied close relationships research on how self-expansion (both at the social and individual level) and other social processes affect overall health and health behaviors.
I am also interested in these areas in the context of individual differences (e.g. factors such as trait self-control) as well as development over time (e.g. aging, as a romantic relationship progresses).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

Courses Taught:

  • Close Relationships
  • Research and Writing in Psychology
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology

Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu
Department of Psychology
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8112
Pocatello, ID 83209
United States

  • Phone: (208) 282-3541
  • Fax: (208) 282-4832

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