Lab Members

  • Ethan Kross, Ph.D.

    Lab Director

    Ethan received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan and the Director of the University of Michigan Emotion and Self-Control Laboratory. He is also a Faculty Associate at the University of Michigan’s Research Center for Group Dynamics, Center for Cultural Neuroscience, and Depression Research Center.

    The goal of Ethan’s research is to shed light on the psychological and physiological processes that allow people to control emotions that undermine their goals and compromise their health. He uses a variety of tools (e.g., behavioral, diary, physiological, neuroscience-fMRI methods) to address this issue and focuses on both normal-healthy and clinical populations.

    Click here for Dr. Kross’s CV.

Post Docs

  • Ariana Orvell

    Ariana is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan, where she received her PhD in 2019. She received her B.A from Columbia University and her Masters in Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education. She studies how subtle shifts in language, perspective and context can reflect and promote psychological processes—from emotion regulation, to persuasion, to identity conflict. She’s also interested in leveraging basic science findings to positively affect people in their daily lives. To learn more about her research, click here.

Graduate Students

  • Martha Berg

  • Susannah Cazaubon

  • Sakura Takahashi

  • Izzy Gainsburg

Lab Managers

  • Jonathan Martindale

  • Janet Youkyung Kim