Professor Brooks studies topics at the intersection of emotion, cognition, and behavior. Much of her research has focused on anxiety, one of the most pervasive emotions experienced in the workplace. Professor Brooks’ work on anxiety — and other emotions such as excitement, anger, calmness, envy, and admiration — has led her to examine how individuals navigate interpersonal interaction in the workplace more broadly. For example, she also studies interpersonal topics such as trust, humor, authenticity, advice seeking, and question asking. Her work highlights how people can regulate their emotions and interact with others to make themselves and their organizations more effective.