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

  • Brian Vickers, Ph.D.

    Brian received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s cognition and cognitive neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Michigan’s Emotion and Self-Control laboratory studying emotional dynamics via multiple methods  (e.g., behavioral, physiological, fMRI). His primary interests involve emotions, decision making, and sustainability.

  • Aaron Weidman, Ph.D.

    Aaron studies basic questions about the content, structure, and function of distinct emotions such as gratitude, anger, envy, and humility. He also studies how people regulate emotion, specifically by using distinct emotions as tools to accomplish goals in daily life. Aaron is also interested in leveraging technology to unobtrusively and automatically assess emotion experience. Click here to access Aaron’s website.

    Click here for Aaron’s CV.

Graduate Students

  • Susannah Albert-Chandhok

  • Sakura Takahashi

  • Peter Felsman

  • Izzy Gainsburg

  • Darwin Guevarra

  • Ariana Orvell

Lab Managers

  • Jonathan Martindale