Ph.D. Social Psychology. University of Rochester (2017)
M.A. Social Psychology. University of Rochester (2015)
B.S. Psychology. University of Wisconsin - Madison (2012)
Dr. Peters’ research focuses on stress and psychophysiology in social relationships. He is particularly interested in using the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat to help elucidate the underlying mechanisms of stress and affective processes on physiological outcomes in romantic relationships.
Dr. Peters is currently accepting new Ph.D. students.
Peters, B.J. & Overall, N. C. (in press) Perceptions of romantic partners’ emotional suppression are more biased than accurate. Emotion.
Overall, N.C., Clark, M.S., Fletcher, G.J.O., Peters, B.J., & Chang, V.T. (2019). Does expressing emotions enhance perceptual accuracy of negative emotions during relationship interactions? Emotion. Advance online publication.
Peters, B.J., Overall, N.C., Cameron, L.D., Hammond, M. D., Low, R.S.T., & Girme, Y.U., (2019). Do habitual emotional suppression measures predict response-focused situational suppression during social interactions? Emotion. Advance online publication.
de Jong, D. C., Reis, H. T., Peters, B.J., DeHaan, C. R., & Birnbaum, G. E. (2019). The role of implicit sexual desire in romantic relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 46-56.
Peters, B. J., Overall, N. C., Girme, Y. U., & Jamieson, J. P. (2019). Partners’ attachment insecurity predicts greater physiological threat in anticipation of attachment-relevant interactions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(2), 469-489.
Peters, B. J., Reis, H. T., & Gable, S. L. (2018). Making the good even better: A review and theoretical model of interpersonal capitalization. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12, e12407.
Peters, B. J., Reis, H. T., & Jamieson, J. P. (2018). Cardiovascular indexes of threat impair responsiveness in situations of conflicting interests. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 123, 1–7.
Peters, B. J., Hammond, M.D., Reis, H.T., & Jamieson, J.P. (2016). The consequences of having a dominant romantic partner on testosterone responses during a social interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 308-315. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.024
Peters, B. J., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). The consequences of emotion suppression in romantic relationships: A challenge and threat perspective. Emotion. Advance Online Publication.
Jamieson, J. P., Peters, B. J., Greenwood, E. J., & Altose, A. (2016). Reappraising stress arousal improves performance and reduces evaluation anxiety in classroom exam situations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1-9. doi: 10.1177/1948550616644656
Roche, J. M., Peters, B. J., & Dale, R. (2015). "Your Tone Says It All": The processing and interpretation of affective language. Speech Communication, 66, 47-64. doi: 10.1016/j.specom.2014.07.004
Peters, B. J., Overall, N. C., & Jamieson, J. P. (2014). Physiological and cognitive consequences of emotion suppression and expression in dyadic interactions. International Journal of Psychophysiology 94(1), 100-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.07.015
Jamieson, J., Valdesolo, P., & Peters, B. J. (2014) Sympathy for the devil? The physiological, psychological, and decision effects of being an agent (and target) of dissent. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 221-227.
Beltzer, M. L., Nock, M. K., Peters, B. J., & Jamieson, J. P. (2014). Rethinking butterflies: The emotional, physiological, and performance effects of arousal reappraisal during public speaking. Emotion 14(4), 761-8. doi: 10.1037/a0036326
Reis, H. T., de Jong, D. C., Lee, K. Y., O'Keefe, S. D., & Peters, B. J. (2015). Promoting intimacy: Strategies suggested by the appetitive side. In C. R. Knee & H. T. Reis (Eds.), Positive approaches to optimal relationship development. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Selected Conference Presentations
Peters, B.J., Reis, H.T., & Jamieson, J.P. (2017). Cardiovascular consequences when capitalizing in the face of relationship threat. Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP)
Peters, B. J., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). The consequences of suppressing affective displays in romantic relationships: A challenge and threat perspective. Talk given at the International Association for Relationship Researchers (IARR).
Peters, B. J., Reis, H. T., Hammond, M. D., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). The consequences of having a dominant romantic partner on testosterone responses during a social interaction. Talk given at annual meeting for the Social Psychologists Around Western New York (SPAWN).
Peters, B. J., de Jong, D. (2016). Maximizing success in the classroom. Talk given at Teaching as Research (TAR) online forum.
Peters, B. J., Reis, H. T., & Jamieson, J. P. (2016). When good news is bad news: Physiological consequences of capitalizing with a restrictive partner. Poster and data-blitz presented at Annual meeting for the Society of Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP).
PSY 6210 – Human Psychophysiology
PSY 6220 - Psychophysiology
PSY 2210 - Psychophysiology
International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)
Society for Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP)
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
Consulting Editor: Emotion
Manuscript reviewer or ad-hoc reviewer: Biological Psychology, Emotion, European Journal of Social Psychology, Hormones and Behavior, Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.