Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Behavior Unit
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
Why is it that some people float through life in a sea of tranquility and others spend their days riding an emotional roller coaster? Why does a traumatic experience result in psychopathology for some but leave others unscathed? How does social life get “under the skin” to shape emotional life?
The goal of Dr. Bliss-Moreau’s research program is to answer questions like these. She studies the biological and evolutionary mechanisms that generate emotions. She and her research team adopt a multi-disciplinary, multi-method, and multi-species approach drawing from diverse fields such as social psychology, physiological psychology, neuroscience, primatology, and systems science.