Dana Arakawa, MAPP ’06, earned Ph.D. degree in social psychology at the University of Hawaii. Her dissertation looks at the effect of mood on emotional contagion.
Before venturing into psychology, Dana graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a B.S. in International Economics and spent a year in Buenos Aires as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.
Her past research on team performance has appeared in the Gallup Management Journal and International Coaching Psychology Review, as well as publications in Latin America. The Gallup Management Journal, It Pays to be Optimistic, is a summary of her MAPP capstone work with Margaret Greenberg.
Originally from Honolulu, Dana teaches several courses at the University of Hawaii, including general psychology, statistics for the social sciences, and positive psychology.
Dana’s articles are here.