Deepali is currently a member of The Sleep, Suicide, and Aging Lab at Mississippi State University (MSU). She is assisting on a de-escalation and mental health training project for Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Nadorff. Prior to this, Deepali was a member of the Regulation and Resilience Lab at Mississippi State University, during which she conducted research studies under the mentorship of Dr. Arazais D. Oliveros. Deepali's thesis examined the explanatory role of emotion regulation and risky drinking for dating psychological aggression in college adults, and gender differences in those associations.
Prior to this, Deepali was a post-baccalaureate scholar in the Child Narratives Lab at the University of California, Irvine under the mentorship of Dr. J. Zoe Klemfuss. While Deepali assisted on several projects and mentored undergraduate students in the lab, the culmination of her work in the lab was a manuscript examining how caregivers from different subcultural groups, and with different culture-based values, may attempt to shape their children’s worldview through reminiscing and how the functions caregivers emphasize shift depending on the valence of the event under discussion.
Deepali also assisted in Dr. Nicholas Scurich's lab during her baccalaureate career. This research involved jury simulation to understand decision making processes.
Sample Peer-Reviewed Publication *co-authors
Dhruve, D.M., & Oliveros, A. (2021). Can emerging adults’ dating psychological aggression be explained by family-of-origin psychological aggression, emotion dysregulation, and drinking?. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211055149
Klemfuss, J.Z., Slonecker, E.M., Akhavein, K.*, & Dhruve, D.M.* (2021). Cultural, ideological, and valence-based differences in caregiver reminiscing goals. Memory, 29(4), 1-14.
Sample Peer-Reviewed Presentations *co-authors **student mentee
Russo, J., Dhruve, D.M., Oliveros, A. (2021, November). Childhood trauma and PTSD symptoms: Disentangling the roles of emotion deregulation and distress tolerance [Poster proposal accepted].
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
Russo, J., Dhruve, D.M., DiCarlo, S., & Oliveros, A. (2021, May). Coping with COVID-19: Testing the stress-
sensitization hypothesis among adults with a history of adverse childhood experiences [Flash talk
presentation]. Association for Psychological Science Convention, Virtual.
Dhruve, D.M., & Oliveros, A. (2021, April). Family violence in childhood and current intimate partner
violence: Role of emotions and drinking [Poster session]. Society for Research in Child Development
Biennial Meeting, Virtual.
Dhruve, D.M., & Oliveros, A. (2020, October). Intergenerational transmission of psychological aggression in
male parent-child dyads: Role of emotion regulation and parental emotional availability [Oral
presentation] MSU Graduate Student Research Symposium, Virtual.
Lowery, A.**, Dhruve, D.M., & Oliveros, A., (2020, February). History of childhood physical discipline and
risky drinking: The role of coping motives [Poster session]. Society for Personality and Social
Psychology Pre-conference. Parenting and Family Dynamics Special Interest Group, New Orleans,
Klemfuss, J.Z., Slonecker, E.M., Akhavein, K.*, & Dhruve, D.M.*, (2019, March 22). Cultural, ideological,
and valence-based differences in caregiver reminiscing goals. In J.Z. Klemfuss (Chair), Cultural
influences on children’s socialization through reminiscing [Paper symposium] Society of Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Deepali with her undergraduate mentees at SPSP 2020.
Deepali and a graduate colleague at Mississippi Psychological Association Convention 2019