I am an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University in the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. My research has two main themes:
1) Emotion Regulation: I research how, and how well, individuals manage their emotions. We all experience big swells of emotions from time to time, but the ways that we deal with these emotions, and how well we do so, varies dramatically. In particular, I am interested in how and why individuals develop specific patterns of emotion regulation, the efficacy of emotion regulation training programs, and how individual differences in emotion regulation map onto wellbeing.
2) Poverty and Child Emotion Development: I am also very interested in studying the effects of early adversity, such as poverty, on child development. Specifically, I study the ways that poverty exposure can undermine a child's ability to understand and manage their emotions by encouraging reliance on strategies that may be unhelpful in a broader range of emotional situations.