Maria Calderon

Maria is wearing a light floral shirt and smiling at the camera

First year Ph.D. student

Mind Emotion Development Lab

She earned a B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She investigates developmental differences in affective forecasting as well as how beliefs how close others facilitate emotion regulation. Additionally, she is interested in exploring how students’ previous life experiences, expectations, and emotions shape their well-being and academic outcomes in college.

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.S., Psychobiology, UCLA, 2020
Research Interests & Expertise
  • affective forecasting
  • emotion regulation
  • social cognition
  • Calderon Leon, M. D.*, Guassi Moreira, J. F.*, Saragosa-Harris, N., Waizman, Y., Sedykin, A., Peris, T. S.**, & Silvers, J. A.** (2022). Parent and Friend Relationship Quality and Trajectories of Loneliness During the First Year of College. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1-15.