- How can we better understand cravings and emotions—as we actually experience them in our daily lives?
- How do our personal goals and motivations influence the extent to which we keep our desires and feelings in check?
- What are the downstream impacts of self-regulation (or lack thereof) on health and wellbeing?
We tackle these questions in the REACH Lab by using a variety of assessment tools from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Frequently we combine multiple methods (e.g., behavioral tasks, fMRI, experience sampling) to home in on the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulatory processes, and how those processes drive behavior.