Research

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. 

https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2021.1879153

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, 

        LA. 

 

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.

SPSP 2020
SPSP 2020

Deepali with her undergraduate mentees at SPSP 2020.

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MPA 2019
MPA 2019

Deepali and a graduate colleague at Mississippi Psychological Association Convention 2019

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Deepali at SPSP 2020
Deepali at SPSP 2020

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