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About our lab

Why is it sometimes easier (or harder) to exercise self-control? How do our close relationships influence the way that we think and feel? How do we know and name the emotions that we are experiencing?

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


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


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


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