Cristopher Lance Hinagpis

Cristopher Lance Hinagpis

Cristopher Lance Hinagpis

Graduate Research Assistant

Social Support, Social Constraint, Chronic Pain, Psychological Well-Being, Stress

Cristopher Lance is a first-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at George Mason University. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. Prior to joining the Clinical Psychology program, he was the project manager for the Parent-Teen Study II, which focused on the importance of Parent-Adolescent interactions in development.

Broadly speaking, his research focuses on supporting individuals with chronic illness and observing the effects of social support on physical and mental well-being. Specifically, he is interested in how critical social support is in palliative care, which is care that is concerned with improving an individual’s comfort, well-being, and functioning. At the end of the day, he wants to help people who are struggling with physical or mental pain understand that their struggles are valid and that both pain and comfort can coexist together when supportive networks are present. 

Selected Publications

Stefanie F. Gonçalves, Caitlin C. Turpyn, Claire E. Niehaus, Kelsey L. Mauro, Cristopher L. Hinagpis, James C. Thompson, Tara M. Chaplin (2021) Neural activation to loss and reward among alcohol naive adolescents who later initiate alcohol use, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 50,

Courses Taught

PSYC 301: Research Methods Lab 


B.S. Psychology, George Mason University, 2020

A.S. Social Sciences (Psychology), Northern Virginia Community College, 2018

Recent Presentations

Irene M. Regalario, Cristopher L. Hinagpis, Leah M. Adams., (2023, February) Caregiver stress and depressive symptoms: Exploring the role of the caregiver-receiver relationship. Poster presented at the Rehabilitation Psychology Mid-Year Conference in Austin, Texas.

Cristopher L. Hinagpis, Alejandro G. Fuentes, Micaela Selma-Toledo, Stefanie F. Gonçalves, Irene Regalario, Tara M. Chaplin., (2022, March) Parental social support moderates the relation between early life stress and substance use. Poster presented at the biennial conference for The Society for Research on Adolescence (poster presented virtually)