Shelly Gable


Shelly Gable – Senior Scientific Advisor (Experience Sampling)

Shelly, who holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, began her career in 2000 as an Assistant Professor at UCLA where she earned tenure and co-founded the Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program before joining the faculty at UCSB in January 2007. Shelly’s research focuses on motivation, close relationships, and positive emotions. Shelly is an authority on research methods for studying everyday experience and has a profound understanding of Experience Sampling, one of the foundations for data collection with Mobile Therapy. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Positive Psychology Network. She serves on the editorial board of several journals and has received awards including, a distinguished teaching award from the Psychology Department at UCLA, the Early Career Award from the Close Relationships Group of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President George W. Bush.