My research interests involve studying how different thought processing styles relate to each other and how these styles can influence emotion regulation. Specifically, I am interested in examining the similarities and differences between global vs. local (i.e. focusing on "the forest" vs. "the trees"), abstract vs. concrete, and holistic vs. analytic processing styles. In addition, I'm interested in examining how employing these thought processing styles can influence our responses to emotional events. For example, how does thinking about an event globally differ from thinking about an event abstractly? And, how do these different processing styles influence how we respond to emotional events?