Dr. Marroquín is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology. His research examines interpersonal influences on emotion, emotion regulation, and cognitive processing in healthy functioning and mood disorders, particularly within the context of intimate relationships. His current work focuses on the role of social relationships in emotional and mental health outcomes of major negative events, including cancer treatment and the COVID-19 pandemic, and how effective or ineffective support between relationship partners affects physical and mental health. He teaches courses at LMU in abnormal psychology, emotion, and statistical methods for psychology.
Dr. Marroquín received his B.A. from New York University, his M.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York, and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He completed his predoctoral clinical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, specializing in treatment of severe mental illness and community mental health, and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellowship in biobehavioral issues in physical and mental health at UCLA.
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Yale University: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2014
Hunter College, City University of New York: M.A., Psychology 2008
New York University: B.A., English and American Literature 2002
Areas of Expertise (7)
Emotion and Emotion Regulation
Social Influences on Health
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Research Focus (3)
Social Relationships, Emotion Regulation, and Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Current Project)
This ongoing longitudinal study of emotion regulation and mental health follows a nationwide sample of adults beginning early in the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. (see Marroquín, Vine, & Morgan, 2020). We are investigating how social, cognitive, and emotional processes -- and disruptions to these processes during COVID-19 -- interact in predicting a range of psychopathology symptoms, including depression, anxiety, alcohol use, and insomnia. We are particularly interested in how social factors -- including stay-at-home orders, socioeconomic status, financial impact, close relationship quality, social support, loneliness, and social distancing behaviors -- play a contextual role in individuals' emotion regulation processes and psychopathology.
Patients and Caregivers Coping with Pancreatic Cancer (Current Project)
The Patients and Caregivers Experiences Study (PACES) is an ongoing multi-method, longitudinal study following patients with pancreatic cancer and their primary caregivers. We are interested in how patients and caregivers regulate their own emotions and one another's emotions in everyday life and when providing social support, and how such regulation within the dyad affects mental and physical health outcomes in both individuals over time. This project is a collaboration with Annette Stanton's Stress and Coping Lab at UCLA and is partly funded by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Social Support Interactions (Current Project)
This ongoing multi-method study examines the social, cognitive, and affective mechanisms that influence emotion and emotion regulation during social support interactions with close others. We are interested in how the effectiveness (or harmfulness) of social support is affected by support providers' and recipients' emotional traits (such as emotional awareness and emotion regulation tendencies), verbal and nonverbal behaviors during support interaction (such as facial expressions and emotional validation), and characteristics of the relationship (such as closeness and intimacy). This study is a collaboration with Nora Murphy at LMU.
First Year Seminar (Honors Program): Thinking, Feeling, and Being
PSYC 3038 and 4038
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Capstone Seminar: Human Emotion
Marroquín, B. & Vine, V. (forthcoming). Emotion regulation in patients, providers, and the clinical relationship. In R. Schwartz, J.A. Hall, & L.G. Osterberg (Eds.), Emotion in the clinical encounter. McGraw-Hill.
Marroquín, B., Vine, V., & Morgan, R. (2020). Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Effects of stay-at-home policies, social distancing behavior, and social resources. Psychiatry Research, 293, 113419. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113419
Marroquín, B., de Rutte, J., May, C.L., & Wisco, B.E. (2019). Emotion regulation in context: Social connectedness moderates concurrent and prospective associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 38, 605-626. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2019.38.7.605.
Vine, V., Hilt, L.M., Marroquín, B., & Gilbert, K.E. (2019). Socially oriented thinking and the biological stress response: Thinking of friends and family predicts trajectories of salivary cortisol decline. Psychophysiology, 56, e13461, 1-13. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13461.
Marroquín, B., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Clark, M.S., & Stanton, A.L. (2019). Social influences on cognitive processing in enacted social support: Effects on receivers’ cognitive appraisals, emotion, and affiliation. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 32, 457-475. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2019.1619702
Vine, V., & Marroquín, B. (2018). Affect intensity moderates the association of emotional clarity with emotion regulation and depressive symptoms in unselected and treatment-seeking samples. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42, 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10608-017-9870-9
Marroquín, B. (2018). Aligning theoretical and statistical frameworks for mediation and moderation: A research case of social factors in mental health. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi: 10.4135/9781526437297
Marroquín, B., Tennen, H., & Stanton, A.L. (2017). Coping, emotion regulation, and well-being: Intrapersonal and interpersonal processes. In M.D. Robinson & M. Eid (Eds.), The happy mind: Cognitive contributions to well-being (pp. 253-274). Springer.
Miranda, R., Wheeler, A., Polanco-Roman, L., & Marroquín, B. (2017). The Future-Oriented Repetitive Thought (FoRT) Scale: A measure of repetitive thinking about the future. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 336-345.
Marroquín, B., Czamanski-Cohen, J., Weihs, K.L., & Stanton, A.L. (2016). Implicit loneliness, emotion regulation, and depressive symptoms in breast cancer survivors. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 832-844. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9751-9
Marroquín, B., Boyle, C.C., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., & Stanton, A.L. (2016). Using emotion as information in future-oriented cognition: Individual differences in the context of state negative affect. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 121-126. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.033
Marroquín, B., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2015). Emotion regulation and depressive symptoms: Close relationships as social context and influence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 836-855. doi: 10.1037/pspi0000034
Marroquín, B., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2015). Event prediction and affective forecasting in depressive cognition: Using emotion as information about the future. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 117-134. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2015.34.2.117
Wisco, B.E., Gilbert, K.E., & Marroquín, B. (2014). Maladaptive processing of maladaptive content: Rumination as a mechanism linking cognitive biases to depressive symptoms. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5, 329-350.
Marroquín, B., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., & Miranda, R. (2013). Escaping the future: Affective forecasting in escapist fantasy and attempted suicide. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32, 446-463.
Linda, W.P., Marroquín, B., & Miranda, R. (2012). Active and passive problem solving as moderators of the relation between negative life event stress and suicidal ideation among suicide attempters and nonattempters. Archives of Suicide Research, 16, 183-197.
Miranda, R., Gallagher, M., Bauchner, B., Vaysman, R., & Marroquín, B. (2012). Cognitive inflexibility as a prospective predictor of suicidal ideation among young adults with a suicide attempt history. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 180-186.
Marroquín, B. (2012). “What causes depression?”, “Why do we dream?”, and “Is sexual orientation innate?” In J. Volvovski, J. Rothman, & M. Lamothe (Eds.), The where, the why, and the how: 75 artists illustrate wondrous mysteries of the universe. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Marroquín, B. (2011). Interpersonal emotion regulation as a mechanism of social support in depression. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1276-1290.
Sargalska, J., Miranda, R., & Marroquín, B. (2011). Being certain about an absence of the positive: Specificity in relation to hopelessness and suicidal ideation. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 104-116.
Marroquín, B.M., Fontes, M., Scilletta, A., & Miranda, R. (2010). Ruminative subtypes and coping responses: Active and passive pathways to depressive symptoms. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 1446-1455.
Surrence, K., Miranda, R., Marroquín, B.M., & Chan, S. (2009). Brooding and reflective rumination among suicide attempters: Cognitive vulnerability to suicidal ideation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 803-808.
Miranda, R., Fontes, M., & Marroquín, B. (2008). Cognitive content-specificity in future expectancies: Role of hopelessness and intolerance of uncertainty in depression and GAD symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1151-1159.