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Claudia Haase

Claudia Haase

  • Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
  • Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychology
  • Faculty Member, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience

On Research Leave 2022/2023
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Life-span development, emotion, relationships (e.g., couples, parent-child relationships, friendships), well-being, health.


Claudia Haase studies pathways towards happy and healthy development across the life span with a focus on emotions in individuals and couples. Her research combines insights and paradigms from affective, life-span developmental, and relationship science. Her work uses multiple methods (e.g., autonomic physiology, behavioral observations, subjective emotional experience assessments, linguistic markers, neuroimaging), age-diverse samples (e.g., from adolescence to late life), diverse study designs (e.g., experimental, longitudinal), and single-subjects and dyadic approaches (e.g., in couples, parent-child, and friendship dyads). Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the Retirement Research Foundation, and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.


  • Postdoc, Psychology, University of California, Berkely, 2013
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Jena, 2007
  • Diploma, Psychology, University of Jena, 2003


  • 2022 – Fletcher Prize for Excellence in Research Mentorship
  • 2017 – NARSAD Young Investigator Grant