Darwin Guevarra, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Darwin A. Guevarra is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Before coming to UCSF, he completed a postdoc in the Clinical Science area at Michigan State University. He completed his Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Darwin is broadly interested in affect and affect regulation processes and their implications for health and well-being. His research questions revolve around what makes affect regulation difficult and how to make it easier. You can read more about Darwin’s research at https://www.darwinguevarra.com/ 


Examining a window of vulnerability for affective symptoms in the mid-luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.


Guevarra DA, Louis CC, Gloe LM, Block SR, Kashy DA, Klump KL, Moser JS

Placebos without deception reduce self-report and neural measures of emotional distress.

Nature communications

Guevarra DA, Moser JS, Wager TD, Kross E

Third-person self-talk facilitates emotion regulation without engaging cognitive control: Converging evidence from ERP and fMRI.

Scientific reports

Moser JS, Dougherty A, Mattson WI, Katz B, Moran TP, Guevarra D, Shablack H, Ayduk O, Jonides J, Berman MG, Kross E

Self-distancing Buffers High Trait Anxious Pediatric Cancer Caregivers against Short- and Longer-term Distress.

Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science

Penner LA, Guevarra DA, Harper FW, Taub J, Phipps S, Albrecht TL, Kross E