Allison Troy is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College. She received her BA in Psychology from North Carolina State University, and her MA and PhD in Affect/Social Psychology from the University of Denver under the mentorship of Dr. Iris Mauss. Dr. Troy’s research focuses on the relationships between emotion regulation and mental health in adults, with a particular emphasis on understanding how emotion regulation contributes to resilience to stress. Much of her research has focused on measuring individual differences in emotion regulation using multi-method paradigms (i.e., self-report, physiology, and behavior) to predict psychological health. In more recent work, Dr. Troy has focused on understanding how the links between emotion regulation and mental health are powerfully moderated by context, including the types of stressors that people face (e.g., stressor controllability) as well as the socio-cultural contexts that individuals inhabit (e.g., socioeconomic status). In current projects, Dr. Troy is investigating the effects of emotion regulation on mental and physical health in the aftermath of racial discrimination and political distress, respectively.
This profile was last updated on March 20, 2019