Dr. Brett Ford is the director of the Affective Science & Health Laboratory at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in social-personality from the University of California, Berkeley after receiving a B.A. in psychology and M.A. in social-personality psychology from Boston College. Her research centers on two inter-related questions. First, what do people believe about emotions? Second, what strategies do people use to regulate their emotions? Using multi-method and interdisciplinary approaches, she examines the nature of these beliefs and strategies, the factors that shape them, and their implications for well-being and healthy functioning.
This profile was last updated on March 14, 2019