Elizabeth Hopper

Elizabeth Hopper is a freelance science writer specializing in psychology and mental health.


Elizabeth received her PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a graduate student, she worked on research projects addressing questions such as how gratitude benefits our relationships, how positive emotions can help us cope with stressful events, and which factors make us more creative. Prior to attending UC Santa Barbara, she worked in a health psychology lab at UC San Francisco studying how stress impacts the immune system.


Elizabeth has a B.A. in Psychology and Peace & Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara.

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