Gabrielle Drong


Gabrielle Drong received her B.A. in Psychology and English from the University of Dallas. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works in the Attachment, Behavior, and Emotion Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chris Fraley.


Research Interests

  • Close Relationships
  • Attachment Theory
  • Emotional Response
  • Bereavement

Research Description

My research interest lies in the study of attachment processes and emotion in close relationships. In particular, I am focused on bereavement and the differing ways that grief is processed. There are multiple questions that motivate and guide my research. Why do some people assimilate loss in less time and with less emotional distress than others? Can one’s attachment style inform how one will respond to such an adverse event? What are the social implications for one who experiences bereavement? 



University of Dallas (BA)