Kathrine is currently in her third year of graduate training in clinical psychology at Kent State University. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the factors that predict adaptive responding to emotional challenges. In particular, she is interested in the construct of “decentering,” which describes the mental process of viewing and relating to emotional experience from a wider, more objective perspective, rather than identifying with them personally. Her research aims to elucidate the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of decentering, and the relationship of decentering capacity to individual differences in mindfulness, emotion regulation, and mental health. She is also broadly interested in the neural mechanisms of automatic, or “incidental,” emotion regulation, and is currently working on a study examining the relationship of individual differences in emotional functioning and the spontaneous recruitment of emotion regulatory brain regions during negative emotional provocation.

This profile was last updated on February 26, 2020

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