her research on decision making, Dr. Strough and her research team investigate processes that
facilitate healthy aging, especially life experience, emotion regulation, and
social relationships. One current project being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Natalie Shook (funded by the National Science Foundation) examines
the implications of age-related changes in emotion regulation and cognition for
risky and biased decisions. Dr. Strough is also conducting research with colleagues at the RAND Institute in Pittsburgh and The Centre for Decision
Research at the University of Leeds, UK. These projects aim to identify decisions
that get better with age, as well as those that stay the same or get worse, as well as
underlying mechanisms. Mechanisms currently being investigated include
rumination, motivation, satisficing, mindfulness, experience, time perspective,
attentional control, and advice seeking, among others.
Dr. Strough has a long-standing interest in gender development and many of the ongoing projects in her research lab investigate gender issues. Dr. Strough and her team are especially interested in examining situational influences on gender-typed behaviors
Dr. Strough is recruiting new graduate student team members whose interests complement those of the research team.