Welcome to the Regulation of Everyday Affect, Craving, and Health (REACH) Lab at Bard College! In the REACH Lab, we examine individual differences underlying self-regulatory abilities in both the appetitive and affective domains by examining stable(-ish) person-level factors, including personality characteristics and brain-based features.

We are especially interested in developing ecologically valid models of self-regulation and goal pursuit comprised of psychological processes at play during people’s moment-by-moment experiences of cravings and emotions in daily life—with an eye toward developing flexible, personalized interventions to improve various aspects of health and wellbeing.

Feel free to browse this site to learn more about our research. If you have any questions not addressed by the site's content or linked materials and forms, feel free to contact the Director of the REACH Lab, Professor Richard Lopez, at rlopez [at] bard [dot] edu.