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

Lab research links Facebook use with declines in subjective well-being among young adults
Click Here for coverage in Science
Click Here for NY Times Article
New work demonstrating how certain types of "self-talk" can enhance self-control
Click Here for article in JPSP
Click Here for Wall Street Journal coverage
Click Here for recent review in Harvard Business Review
New Research on positive emotion regulation in Bipolar Disorder
Click Here for article in Clinical Psychological Science