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 received his PhD at the University of British Columbia. He studies positive emotions from a functionalist perspective: What makes us feel proud, happy, or humble, what is the adaptive consequence of experiencing these emotions, and what strategies do people use to regulate these states? In answering these questions, he focuses on basic issues of what positive emotions are, namely identifying the structure and content of positive emotions, and the optimal way to measure these states. Click here to access Aaron’s website.

Graduate Students

  • Peter Felsman

  • Izzy Gainsburg

  • Darwin Guevarra

  • Ariana Orvell

Lab Managers

  • Jonathan Martindale

  • Brittany Drake

  • Irena Tomic