About the Lab

About the Lab

People’s lives are saturated with emotions (feelings, emotional behaviors, and associated bodily reactions), yet emotions usually don’t just happen to us. Most of the time, we attempt to regulate our emotions in some way, by denying, intensifying, weakening, curtailing, masking, or completely altering them.

The Emotion & Emotion Regulation Laboratory at Berkeley seeks to understand emotion and emotion regulation through (a) Laboratory studies; (b) Diary assessments; (b) Questionnaires assessing individual differences in emotion and emotion regulation; (c) Implicit assessment methods; (d) Behavior assessments (e.g., coding of facial expressions); (e) Measurement of physiological responses (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate).

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