Finding Balance In Emotions and Eating
The primary goal of the Finding Balance in Emotions and Eating research group is to promote the development of flexible, adaptive, values-consistent strategies for managing emotion and establishing healthy eating behaviors. We conduct laboratory-based projects designed to expand the understanding of the mechanisms underlying a wide range of aberrant eating behaviors, with a focus on emotional, cognitive, and physiological factors. We also conduct applied studies that aim to improve eating and weight outcomes via emotion regulation training. As clinicians, we provide interventions to adults who struggle with both emotional difficulties and disordered eating. Finally, we strive to disseminate our research findings through scholarly writing and presentations. As a group, we value collaboration as an avenue toward enhancing scientific thinking, creating scholarly products, and developing strong therapeutic skills.