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Youn Ji Grace Choi
University of Pittsburgh
Youn Ji (Grace) is currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in Psychology to achieve a career in research and to attain professorship. Her research interest lies in emotion regulation. Successfully regulating one's emotions is one of life’s great challenges. Therefore, she is looking forward to continuing research in emotion regulation to help improve the quality of life and plans to pursue several questions regarding emotion regulation to do so. In particular, how can emotion regulation be differentiated across different pathologies to help us better understand different behavioral outcomes. For example, how can emotion regulation be distinguished in anxiety and depression and what differences may be present in comparison to healthy individuals? Secondly, what personality traits are at play that may cause individuals to regulate emotions in diverse ways. Finally, how does the interplay of social and environmental factors influence emotion regulation and how does this impact interpersonal functioning?
Parent: University of Pittsburgh
Collaborative-Therapeutic Assessment, Health Psychology, Psychoanalytic Assessment