Abstract-Do interpersonal contexts modulate distress tolerance? Effects of cooperation and competition on persistence in an aversive task

The purpose of my project is to examine how different social circumstances may influence an individual’s distress tolerance. Distress tolerance (DT) represents an individual’s ability to withstand physical, emotional or cognitive discomfort during goal-oriented activity. Every time we do things like endure a frustrating wait in line, push through to finish that big paper or run […]

Post 5: Closing Remarks

I want to end this series of blog posts by expressing my gratitude for this summer. Over the course of a couple of months, I analyzed the data for my Monroe project, wrote a paper and submitted it with my research mentor, created and ran 60+ participants for another study, and ended with a new […]

Post 4: Live, Love, Research

While doing some reading in my free time about Ph.D. programs and eating disorders, I stumbled upon this article that a renowned eating disorders researcher shared on her Twitter feed. The title reads “Workaholism isn’t a valid requirement for advancing in science,” and the author argues that one does not need to clock in from […]