Directed by Dr. Noga Cohen
University of Haifa

"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."

Virginia Satir

The Emotion Lab, directed by Noga Cohen, is located in the Faculty of Education at University of Haifa. The Emotion Lab studies the ways in which emotion, attention and cognitive control shape human behavior and experience. We use a combination of behavioral, psychophysiological and brain imaging methods to understand adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation processes. We study basic emotion regulation mechanisms and design cognitive interventions with the aim to improve emotion regulation among healthy and clinical populations.


  • Revital published her first paper in Scientific Reports journal! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations Yahel, Marlyn, and Revital on the approval of their PhD research proposal!

  • Congratulations to Mor for winning a scholarship from Keren Shalem Foundation for her doctoral dissertation!

  • Noga presented her work about the benefits of social emotion regulation at the IBBRC 9th conference!

  • Yahel, Atheer and Mor presented their posters at the IBBRC 9th conference!

  • Congratulations to Shachar who started a postdoc fellowship at the University of Surrey in the lab of Prof. Roi Cohen-Kadosh! Good luck!

  • Marlyn Khouri, Dr. Noga Cohen and Dr. Dana Lassri (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) paper is available Online! The paper is about Job burnout among Israeli healthcare workers during the first months of COVID-19 pandemic: The role of emotion regulation strategies and psychological distress/

  • Dr. Noga Cohen, Meital Gil and Dr. Noam Weinbach's paper on The influence of inhibitory control on reappraisal and the experience of negative emotions is now available online!

  • Congratulations Mor on the approval of your PhD proposal! Good luck!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Noga Cohen and Dr. Reout Arbel on winning the Joy Ventures grant for their research titled 'The Caring Project: Identifying Factors Underlying the Benefits of Emotional Support Provision for the Supporter'!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Noga Cohen and Dr. Noam Weinbach (School of Psychology, University of Haifa) on winning the NIPI grant for their research titled 'How emotion regulation strategies influence the physiological reaction to food in women with Bulimia nervosa'!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Noga Cohen for winning the Israeli Ministry of Education's grant on her project with Dr. Joy Benatov titled 'Well Being among Kindergarten Teachers and Kids during the Coronavirus Pandemic' (in collaboration with Dr. Dana Lassri from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)!