Ph.D., Social/Personality Psychology | University of California, Riverside (2019)
M.S., Health Psychology | University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
B.S., Psychology | Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
Selected Fellowships, Honors, & Awards
2019-2021 NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow: Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
2018 Graduate Student Researcher Award, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
2018 Dissertation Year Program Fellowship, University of California, Riverside
2017-2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Riverside
Fritz, M. M., Maki, P. M., & Thurston, R. C. (March, 2020). Financial strain moderates the relationship between EMA-assessed positive and negative emotions and IL-6 in healthy midlife women. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychosomatic Society, Long Beach, CA.
Fritz, M. M., Armenta, C. N., Walsh, L. C., & Lyubomirsky, S. (April, 2019). Gratitude facilitates healthy eating behavior in adolescents and young adults. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
Fritz, M. M., Walsh, L. C., Lyubomirsky, S., Cole, S., & Epel, E. (February, 2019). Kindness, loneliness, and cellular aging: An experimental investigation of the impact of a prosocial behavior intervention on physical health. Data blitz to be presented at the Intervention Science Preconference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.
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