Regulation, Affect, and Development Lab

We study how teens and young adults regulate their impulses and emotions, with a focus on how that regulation influences health risk behaviors like alcohol and drug use. We are trying to understand how self-regulation works in real life at the momentary level, how our interactions with social and emotional contexts influence our ability to deploy our self-regulatory resources, how transactions with our environment shape the development of self-regulation over time, and how that development influences the development of health risk behaviors.

We have a second line of research focusing on improving the use of statistical methods in the Psychological Sciences.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin M. King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Child Clinical and Quantitative Psychology Department of Psychology

University of Washington