Scholarly interests

What empowers and inspires self-change?

How do some people muster the courage, honesty, and self-discipline to overcome tremendous emotional and psychological obstacle for the sake of their valued goals? And how can we empower and inspire more people to do so in psychotherapy? 


To answer these questions, I incorporate theories and methods from across psychology, philosophy, and other disciplines concerned with human agency and flourishing. My most recently published article exemplifying this interdisciplinary approach is available here.


My doctoral and postdoctoral research similarly focused on the cognitive and motivational factors that jointly impact goal-striving, particularly in the context of emotional disorders. For a complete list of my publications, visit my ResearchGate profile

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