Ashley Kuelz

Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
B.A., Psychology, M.S., Family Studies and Human Development
Hometown: 
Knoxville, TN
Minor: 
GIDP Statistics (Minor Advisor - Kobus Barnard)

RESEARCH FOCUS

I am interested in experiential, behavioral, and physiological correlates associated with physical and mental wellbeing. I employ a dynamic systems perspective to experience, behavior, and physiology to better understand how these subsystems of emotion can become coordinated/linked or coupled across close partners and groups over time.

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PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Li, X., Kuelz, A., Boyd, S., August, K., Markey, C., & Butler, E. (2021). Exploring Physiological Linkage in Same-Sex Male Couples. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-15. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.619255

Coles, N.A., Larsen, J.T., Kuribiyashi, J., & Kuelz, A. (2019).  Does Blocking Facial Feedback via Botulinum Toxin Injections Decrease Depression? A Critical Review and Meta-Analysis. Emotion Review 11(4), 294-309. DOI: 10.1177/1754073919868762

In Progress

Kuelz, A., & Butler, E. (In Progress). Close TIES in Relationships: A Nonlinear Approach to Modeling Physiological Linkage and Interpersonal Dynamics. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Boyd, S.M., Kuelz, A., Page-Gould, E., Butler, E., & Danyluck C. (In Progress). An exploratory study of physiological linkage among strangers. Frontiers in Neuroergonomics

Boyd, S.M., Kuelz, A., Barnard, K., Pyaralel, A., Morrison, C., Sharp, B.,…. & Butler, E.A. (In Progress). Biopsychosocial artificial intelligence: How can humans and computers work together?

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COURSES TAUGHT

Graduate:

FSHD 537L: Statistical Inference for Social Science

Undergraduate:

FSHD 257: Dynamics of Family Relationships 

FCSC 201: Introduction to Statistics 

FSHD 237: Love, Intimacy, and Relationships 

Assistanships:

FCSC 345: The Science of Textiles (Summer 2020) 

FSHD 257: Dynamics of Family Relationships (Fall 2019)

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Kuelz, A., & Butler, E. (2021). Interpersonal Dynamics of Parasympathetic Function: Connections to Empathy and Closeness. In A. Kuelz & E. Butler (Chairs), Precursors and Outcomes of Biological Interdependence. Symposium paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Prague, Czech Republic.

Kuelz, A., & Butler, E. (2020). Affect, Stress, and Sweat: The Impact of Emotional Context on the Association Between Electrodermal Activity and General Stress. Poster submitted to the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Kuelz, A., & Butler E. (2020). An Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of Between-Person Emotional Coordination. Poster accepted at the Society for Affective Science, San Francisco, California.

Kuelz, A., Boyd, S., & Butler, E. (2019). A New R Package for Estimating Patterns of Physiological Linkage. Poster accepted at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Washington, D.C.

Boyd, S., Yee, C., Kuelz, A., Shiota, M., & Butler, E. (2019). Estimating Patterns of Physiological Linkage Utilizing the New R Package, rties. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Washington, D.C.

Kuelz, A., Boyd, S., & Butler, E. (2019). Coordination Patterns of Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA) and Emotional Experience (EE) as Predictors of General Stress in Couples. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.

Boyd, S., Kuelz, A., & Butler, E. (2019). Inertia of Autonomic Markers as Predictors of Stress. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.

Coles, N.A., Larsen, J.T., Kuelz, A., Kuribiyashi, J. (2019). Do glabellar-region botulinum toxin injections decrease depression? A comprehensive meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.

Kuribiyashi, J., Kuelz, A., Coles, N., & Larsen, J.T. (2018). A meta-analysis of the facial feedback hypothesis literature. Poster presented at the Women in STEM research symposium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  

Kuelz, A., Kuribiyashi, J., Coles, N., & Larsen, J.T. (2018). A Meta-Analytic Review of the Facial Feedback Hypothesis: Effects of facial expressions on emotional experience are reliable, small, and vary in magnitude. Poster presented at University of Tennessee, Knoxville Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA)

Kuelz, A., Kuribiyashi, J., Harp, N., Coles, N., & Larsen, J.T. (2017). Do facial expressions influence affective experience? A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at University of Tennessee, Knoxville Discovery Day.

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant (January 2021 – Present)

BSF Interpersonal Emotion Dynamics Project, Emily Butler, Ph.D., University of Arizona 

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Graduate Research Assistant (June 2020 – Present)

NSF Emotion Coherence Project, Iris Mauss, Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Emily Butler, Ph.D., University of Arizona

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Graduate Research Assistant (August 2019 – July 2020)

ToMCAT ASIST Project, Emily Butler, Ph.D., Kobus Barnard, Ph.D., University of Arizona

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Graduate Research Assistant (August 2018 – May 2019)

Healthy Interpersonal Systems Laboratory, University of Arizona

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Research Assistant (Spring 2016 – Fall 2018)

Affect and Emotion Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

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Research Assistant (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)

Diversity and Social Justice Lab, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL & SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Committee Graduate Representative (Spring 2020 – Present) – Family Studies Student Round Table

Student Showcase Judge (February 2021) – Graduate and Professional Student Council

Behavioral and Social Sciences Grand Judge (March 2019 - March 2020) – Southern Arizona, Regional Science and Engineering Foundation

Lab Manager (Summer 2018) – Affect and Emotion Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Summer Research Scholar (Summer 2017) – Affect and Emotion Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Institutes and Centers

The University of Arizona