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Amy Love Collins is a researcher and writer focused on health and well-being. She’s specifically interested in the role of somatics and the arts in psychological well-being. Amy holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology, an MA in Cognitive Psychology and a BA in English Literature. Her prior work includes a postdoctoral fellowship at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. There, she studied how cognitive and emotional evaluations of life, like level of life satisfaction, optimism, and perceived social status are related to morbidity and mortality. As a doctoral student at Boston College and an AARP Scholar, she studied the relationship between daily activities and emotional experience in older adults. Amy has also worked in science and technology policy as a graduate fellow at the National Academy of Sciences.