• Troy, Allison
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

717-291-3833

nyyvfba.gebl@snaqz.rqh

Education

Ph.D., Affect/Social Psychology, University of Denver (2012)

M.A., Affect/Social Psychology, University of Denver (2009)

B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, North Carolina State University (2003)

Research

I study the relationships between emotion regulation, psychological health, and resilience to stress. In current projects, I am examining the consequences of individual differences in emotion regulation ability, contextual moderators of the effects of emotion regulation on psychological health, and the relationship between mindfulness and emotion regulation.

Grants & Awards

Grants

Faculty Research Grant, Franklin & Marshall College (2013-2014) “The differential effects of cognitive reappraisal and acceptance on emotional responding”   -    $1,000   -   Role: P.I.

Hackman Scholarship Award for summer research, Franklin & Marshall College (2013) “Stress and emotion regulation in Lancaster”   -      $9386.00  - Role: P.I.

Fellowships & Awards

Harry Gollub Award, Best Graduate Student Publication, Department of Psychology, University of Denver (2012)

Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, University of Denver (2011, 2012)

Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Denver (2011)

Dissertation Fellowship Award, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Denver (2011)

Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2011)

Graduate Student Service Award, University of Denver (2010)

Summer Institute of Social Psychology, Northwestern University (2009)

Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowship, Tuition and Stipend University of Denver (2006 – 2010)

Publications

Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (in press). Change your feelings or leave them be? (or both?): How best to regulate emotions in the face of stress. In R. Scott and S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons

Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., Troy, A. S., Smolen, A., Hankin, B., & Ford, B. (2014, May 26). Emotion regulation moderates the risk associated with the 5-HTT gene and stress in children. Emotion, Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0036835

Davis, T. S., Mauss, I. B., Lumian, D., Troy, A. S., Shallcross, A. J., Zarolia, P., ... & McRae, K. (2014, May 26). Emotional Reactivity and Emotion Regulation Among Adults With a History of Self-Harm: Laboratory Self-Report and Functional MRI Evidence. Journal of abnormal psychology, Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0036962 

Troy, A. S., Shallcross, A. J., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). A person-by-situation approach to emotion regulation: Cognitive reappraisal can either hurt or help, depending on the context. Psychological Science, 24(12), 2505-2514. doi: 10.1177/0956797613496434

Troy, A. S., Shallcross, A. J., Davis, T., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). History of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is associated with increased cognitive reappraisal ability. Mindfulness, 4, 213-222. doi: 10.1007/s12671-012-0114-5.

Hopp, H., Shallcross, A. J., Ford, B. Q., Troy, A. S., Wilhelm, F. H., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). High vagal tone protects against future depressive symptoms under conditions of high social support. Biological Psychology, 93(1), 143-149.

Mauss, I. B., Troy, A. S., & LeBourgeois, M. (2013). Poorer sleep quality is associated with lower emotion regulation ability in a laboratory challenge. Cognition and Emotion,27, 567-576. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.727783

Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). Resilience in the face of stress: Emotion regulation as a protective factor. In S. M. Southwick, B. T. Litz, D. Charney, & M. J. Friedman (Eds.), Resilience and mental health: Challenges across the lifespan (pp. 30-44). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Mauss, I. B., Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., Ferrer, E., John, O. P., & Gross, J.J. (2011).  Don’t hide your happiness! Positive emotion dissociation, social connectedness, and psychological functioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 738-748.

Hopp, H., Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). The unconscious pursuit of emotion regulation: Implications for psychological health. Cognition and Emotion, 25(3), 532-545.

Troy, A. S., Wilhelm, F. H., Shallcross, A. J., & Mauss, I. B. (2010). Seeing the silver lining: Cognitive reappraisal ability moderates the relationship between stress and depression. Emotion, 10(6), 783-795.

Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., Boland, M., & Mauss, I. B. (2010). Let It Be: Accepting negative emotional experiences predicts decreased negative affect and depressive symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 921-929.

Presentations

Selected Conference Talks

Troy, A. S. & Mauss, I. B. (2014). Why looking on the bright side may not always be best: Context moderates the effects of cognitive reappraisal on emotional responses to daily stressors. To be presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Ciuk, D., Friedrich, R., Medvic, S., Schousen, M., Thompson, S., Troy, A. S., & Yost. B. (2014). What ideology means and what it does: Citizen conceptualization of, and physiological response to, ideological terms. To be presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C.

Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., Troy, A. S., Smolen, A., & Hankin, B. (2013). Can adaptive emotion regulation buffer G x E risk? Reappraisal moderates the link between serotonin-transporter gene expression, stress, and depression. Emotion preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Davis, T. S., Mauss, I. B., Lumian, D., Troy, A. S., Shallcross, A. J., Zarolia, P., Ford, B. Q., McRae, K. (2012). Emotional reactivity and emotion regulation in self-injury: Evidence from experiential and fMRI laboratory methods. Institute of Personality and Social Research, Berkeley, CA.

Mauss, I. B., & Troy, A. S. (2012). The adaptiveness of emotion regulation depends on its context: A person-by-situation account of psychological-health implications of emotion regulation. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). Navigating stressful events: The protective effects of emotion regulation ability. Annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Hopp, H., Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). The unconscious pursuit of emotion regulation:Implications for psychological health. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2010). The protective effects of cognitive reappraisal ability on depression versus anxiety symptoms. Annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.


Selected Conference Posters (* F&M Students)

*Friedman, R., *Brunner, A., *Johns, M. & Troy, A. S. (2014). Coming soon to a laboratory near you: The elicitation of sadness using a novel set of film clips. Emotion pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

*Brunner, A., *Friedman, R., *Shanley, M., *Walston, T., Shallcross, A. J., & Troy, A. S. (2014). There are multiple routes to “feeling better”: The differential effects of cognitive reappraisal and acceptance on emotional responding. Emotion pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Troy, A. S., Ford, B. Q., Davis, T. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2014). Change the things you can: Effective emotion regulation is beneficial in low, but not high, socioeconomic contexts. To be presented at the Society for Affective Science, Washington, D.C.

Ford, B. Q., Davis, T. S., Hankin, B., Shallcross, A., Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2014). Controlling the uncontrollable? Psychological health implications of entity beliefs about emotion in the context of emotion control norms. To be presented at The Society for Affective Science, Washington, D.C.

Troy, A. S., Ford, B. Q., Davis, T. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). Change the things you can: Effective emotion regulation is beneficial in low, but not high, socioeconomic contexts. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Troy, A. S., & Mauss, I. B. (2012). The protective effects of cognitive reappraisal ability depend on the context: The role of stress controllability. Emotion pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Chang, Y.C., Troy, A. S., Shallcross, A. J., Floerke, V. & Mauss, I. B. (2012). Cognitive control ability in positive reappraisal across the life span. Emotion pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hawkes, T. K., Davis, T. S., Troy, A. S., Johnson, D. R., & Mauss, I. B. (2012). Two steps forward, two steps back: Taking a self-immersed perspective while engaging in cognitive reappraisal. Emotion pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Ford, B. Q., Hopp, H. H., Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., Wilhelm, F. H., Mauss, I. B. (2012). Higher cardiac vagal control is associated with better psychological health under conditions of greater social support: A prospective study. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Ford, B. Q., Hopp, H., Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., Floerke, V. A., Wilhelm, F. H., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). Higher cardiac vagal control is associated with better psychological health under conditions of greater social support: A prospective study. Society for Physiological Research, Boston, MA. 

Course Information

I teach Introductory Psychology, Psychological Science, Personality, and Collaborative Research in Personality.