Though I am also interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), my primary research area is on furthering our understanding of both healthy and unhealthy anger.  Specifically, my research focuses on evaluating cognitive theories of anger, better understanding electronic expressions of anger, and improving the assessment and treatment of anger disorders (see a list of publications). Currently, I am working on several projects related to this.

  • Exploring the use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites as a means of venting.
  • The validation of an instrument, the Angry Cognitions Scale, that measures the cognitive processes associated with anger.
  • Exploring the contagiousness of anger, as compared to other emotions.