About Our Lab

Why is it seemingly easier to hold back tears in public than when you’re alone? How do our close relationships help (or hurt) our ability to regulate emotions and make better decisions? How do we know (and name) the emotions that we feel?

In our lab, we study the interplay between emotion and self-regulation in social contexts. We use multiple methods (e.g., behavioral studies, functional neuroimaging, physiological measures) in both laboratory and naturalistic contexts.

Multiple Domain Regulation

We study how individuals successfully (or unsuccessfully) recognize the need to regulate their emotions and behavior in various contexts.

Social Dynamics

Our social environments have far-reaching influences on our lives. We examine the effects of interpersonal relationships on behavioral choice.

Multi-Modal Approach

We employ various self-report measures, behavioral tasks, physiological measurements, and functional neuroimaging to examine self-regulation across multiple contexts.

Our Research

Find out more about our current research projects and get introduced to our lab members!


If you are interested in participating in an academic study, or would like to gain research experience, contact the lab!