Research Interests

My research is primarily focused on factors that impact aggressive behavior and violence. I am interested in a variety of personality factors including trait rumination, narcissism, impulsivity, and religiosity.  I have also investigated a range of situational factors that impact aggression including rumination, social support, power restoration, alcohol priming, and drug use. A related line of research investigates the impact of trait displaced aggression on romantic relationships, life satisfaction, and both mental and physical health.  Finally, I have addition research programs in the areas of both intergroup relations and evolutionary psychology (specifically gender differences in mating strategies).