Welcome to the Emotion & Relationships Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, directed by Dr. Tammy English! Unwanted emotions are a part of our everyday interactions, such as when we have a disagreement with a coworker or have to make a sacrifice for our romantic partner. Regulation of these emotions plays an important role in maintaining both personal and relational well-being. When emotion regulation attempts go well, they can help us reach not only our emotional goals, but also other types of goals, such as avoiding conflict with others. On the other hand, emotion regulation can also be damaging, especially if we use ineffective strategies. In the Emotion & Relationships Lab, we seek to gain a better understanding of how emotion regulation operates across different contexts, with a focus on the social nature of emotion regulation.

 

Recent Lab News


New Publication

Dr. English recently published a paper on extraversion, social experiences, and college satisfaction in the European Journal of Personality.


New Publication

Dr. English recently published a paper on a measure of values in scientific work in Science Engineering and Ethnics.


New Publication

Dr. English recently published a paper on culture and acculturation in shaping perceptions of scientific rules at work in Science Engineering and Ethics.

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