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My research is focused on the role that positive emotion regulation (ER) plays in the etiology and maintenance of psychopathology, particularly major depression. My work aims to 1) document the nature of positive ER disruptions among individuals diagnosed with depression and those at risk for the disorder and 2) identify cognitive and biological processes that underlie variation in positive ER within healthy, clinical, and at-risk samples. My research utilizes multiple methods such as eye tracking, event-related potentials (ERPs), and behavioral tasks to address these aims. The overarching goals of this research are to better understand the causes of major depression and to identify modifiable targets for interventions aimed at treating this disorder.