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Welcome to the THRIVE Lab!

THRIVE stands for Trauma, Healing, and Resiliency In Violence-free Environments.

The THRIVE Lab operates under Dr. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling in the Health Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Our lab's research has three main focuses:

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Thriving in Healthcare

Current projects include testing the BITTEN model (Lewis et al., 2019) of past institutional betrayal on health needs and expectations. We are also examining behavioral health integration efforts in WIC and primary care clinics.

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Thriving after Sexual Assault

We work with police departments, campus resources, and the Title IX office to facilitate effective, trauma-informed prevention and response practices to sexual assault, harassment, and dating violence. We are also part of the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

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Our relationship team is most recently exploring predictors of social media surveillance and online unwanted pursuit behaviors following the dissolution of a romantic relationship. We also consider the relationship dynamics associated with infidelity, dating violence, and the pandemic. 

Lab News:

Dr. L-R and Dr. Victoria O'Connor, our lab's most recent graduate! Victoria earned her PhD in Spring 2022.

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