Affective Psychophysiology Group
Our research is aimed at developing a better understanding of emotion generation and emotion regulation and to clarify how emotions impact mental and physical health.
Core facets of our research address:
- the role of appraisals in generating and differentiating emotions
- the use of cognitive reappraisal for regulating emotions
- the role of appraisals in individual differences in emotion generation and regulation
- implicit/automatic emotion regulation and its impairment in clinical disorders
- the impact of habitual appraisal and emotion regulation tendencies on long-term health
We study emotional processes through autonomic nervous system assessment, neuroimaging, coding of facial expressions, psychophysiological reflex measures, and computerized sampling of subjective experience. We also use questionnaires and behavioral assessments to gauge individual differences in emotional reactivity and regulation.
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