David Shapiro is a psychologist with special interests and research experience in psyhophysiology and health psychology. He directs the Psychophysiology Laboratory in the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He was appointed Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine in 1974 and has also been a member of the Department of Psychology in Arts and Sciences,and he became Professor Emeritus in 1994. From 1953 to 1974 he was on the faculty of Harvard University in the Departments of Psychology and Social Relations and in Psychiatry. His publications include basic research and clinical applications of biofeedback and self-regulation, social and emotional processes affecting cardiovascular regulation and risk for hypertension, psychological factors in smoking. and the psychological benefits of yoga. He has served as Editor of the journal Psychophysiology and on the editoral board of other journals. His research has been honored by the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine,and the Society of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeeback.
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