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Welcome to the STEP lab!

We study how positive psychological factors and social relationships benefit health & improve the stress response. The STEP Lab was born in 2013 and is located in sunny Orange County on the campus of the

University of California, Irvine. 

Dr. Pressman's TEDx Talk!
Principal Investigator
Lab Manager

Sarah Pressman

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Jazlyn Luu

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STEP Lab News
Looking for information on letters of recommendation or grad school? Check our resources page!
  • Dr. Pressman receives an AXA Research Award to conduct a study on stress resilience and COVID-19

  • Dr. Pressman receives a 1.2 million dollar award to examine stress and emotional responses to Augmented Reality training in emergency medicine.

  • STEP lab alum Amanda Acevedo is joining the National Cancer Institute as program director in 2022! 

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Work with us!

Are you interested in getting more involved with research and think the STEP Lab is right for you? Find out more and apply here

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