Prospective Research Assistants
Current Research Projects
Self-Reflecting over Negative Experiences
Why does reflecting on negative experiences sometimes succeed in helping individuals make sense of their emotions, but at times fail by entangling individuals in depressive rumination? This line of research examines mechanisms (e.g., self-distancing, self-enhancement, & self-improvement) through which individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds reflect over negative experiences with positive and negative outcomes.
Emotion, Emotion Regulation, and Well-Being
This line of research investigates basic emotion regulation processes (e.g., cognitive reappraisal, emotion suppression) and the influence of culture on the relations between emotion regulation and mental/physical health. Specifically, we utilize multi-method designs including laboratory experiments, online surveys, experience sampling methods, observational coding, laboratory stress manipulations, and longitudinal community-based studies. In these studies, we assess multiple levels of inquiry, including behavioral, physiological, and self-report measurements.
Psychosocial Interventions for Improving Quality of Life among Ethnic Minority Cancer Survivors
This line of research investigates the biopsychosocial correlates and predictors of quality of life among ethnic minority cancer survivors. We are especially interested in how cultural background and values can be harnessed and adapted to interventions (e.g., expressive writing) to improve quality of life.