Kirsten E. Gilbert Alberts, PhD

Assistant Professor

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

I am interested in examining the role of positive emotion in the development and maintenance of mood disorders. I am also interested in emotion regulation and emotion dysregulation in psychopathology, and in particular, how the regulation of positive emotions confers risk or protection against onset of clinical disorders. I use a mulit-method approach examining multiple ways positive emotion reactivity and regulation develop from childhood across the lifespan.