Lab Members

  • Ethan Kross, Ph.D.

    Lab Director

    Ethan Kross is a Professor in the Psychology Department and in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is an award-winning scientist and teacher who studies self-control. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the recipient of early career awards from the Association for Psychological Science, Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology as well as multiple teaching awards from the University of Michigan. His research has been featured The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Science.

    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

  • Cory Costello

    Cory is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Oregon, where he studied personality, reputation, and their connections to online and offline social networks. He received his M.A. from Wake Forest University and his B.A. from New College of Florida. He is interested in using quantitative and data scientific methods (broadly construed) to study how psychological constructs like personality and emotions manifest behaviorally in online environments, in offline social interactions and networks, and over time. More info about Cory, his research, and resources he has created can be found here (

Graduate Students

  • Susannah Cazaubon

  • Sakura Takahashi

  • Martha Berg

  • Laura Soter

  • Izzy Gainsburg

Lab Managers

  • Janet Youkyung Kim