I am a fifth year Ph.D. student at Brandeis University in the Social Developmental Psychology program. Currently, I am working with Dr. Derek Isaacowitz in the Lifespan Emotional Development Lab at Northeastern University. The over-arching theme of my research interest so far has been to investigate efficient ways of managing emotional situations and whether there are individual and age differences in strategies people use to regulate their emotions. In my dissertation, I am investigating the benefits of using acceptance and the harmful effects of suppression by examining the integration among experiential, behavioral, and physiological response systems, and their relationship with factors such as awareness, emotion regulation abilities, and healthy autonomic activity. Other areas of research include: emotional gaze preferences in bipolar disorder, age differences in understanding social gaffes, links between types of attention and awareness, and effects of stress on emotional memory.

This profile was last updated on January 14, 2013

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