Self-talk is a ubiquitous human phenomenon. We all have an internal monologue that we engage in. Yet, surprisingly little research has examined the role that self-talk plays as a regulatory mechanism in adults. In this talk, Dr. Kross will review findings from an interdisciplinary program of research, which suggests that the language people use to refer to the self during introspectionï¿½i.e., whether people use non-first-person pronouns and their own names or first-person pronounsï¿½consequentially influences how they think, feel, and behave under stress. Discussion will focus on the potential practical implications of this research and important future research directions.