About Us

Welcome to the University of Michigan Self-Control and Emotion Laboratory. Our work explores how people can control their emotions to improve our understanding of how self-control works, and to discover ways of enhancing self-control in daily life. We adopt an integrative approach to address these issues that draws on multiple disciplines within psychology including social, personality, clinical, developmental, and neuroscience. We integrate across these areas in terms of the types of questions we ask, the methods we use to address them, and the populations that we focus on.

To learn more about our research, please click on any of the links above or contact┬áthe Laboratory Director, Ethan Kross. Click here for Dr. Kross’ CV.

Recent News

Research demonstrates that Facebook predicts emotional well-being declines
Click Here for a critical review
Self-distancing can help you make big life decisions
Click Here for a New York Times piece on buying a house
Lab research shows self-distancing can positively impact our lives
Click Here for a new chapter in Advances in Experimental Social Psychology
Lab research links Facebook use with declines in subjective well-being among young adults
Click Here for article in Plos One