Welcome to the Culture, Relationships, and Health Lab at the University of California, Irvine. We study factors that promote high quality relationships, with a particular focus on understanding how cultural factors shape relationship experiences in ways that benefit health. The sociocultural contexts we primarily study – of people of U.S. Latino, European, and East Asian background – have distinct ways of approaching relationships that offer an opportunity to better understand relationships and the implications of relationships for health. We use semi-naturalistic and experimental methods that combine self-report (e.g., questionnaires), observation (e.g., videotaped interactions), and psychophysiology (e.g., heart rate, cortisol). If you are interested in learning more about our work, please go to our Research page and/or Publications page.
If you are interested in participating in any of our studies, please visit our Participate! page. Our Participate! page has links to online studies and more information about lab based studies that we are currently conducting.
If you are interested in joining the lab, please visit the Join Us page for information about joining the lab as an undergraduate research assistant or graduate student.
If you are a current or former student and want to know more about asking Dr. Campos for a letter of recommendation, please see Dr. Campos’ Letter of Recommendation Guidelines.
Belinda Campos, Ph.D.
Department of Chicano/Latino Studies
3151 Social Science Plaza A
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
Email: bcampos at uci.edu