Self-Regulation Lab

Welcome to the Self-Regulation Lab at the University of Dundee.

We investigate how people overcome setbacks, conflicts, or unwanted impulses to achieve both short and long-term goals.

We investigate self-regulation from many perspectives, including behaviour, subjective impressions, personality, and a range of biological measures.

Please get in touch if you are an interested undergraduate student, or prospective graduate student.

Lab Latest

Why is willpower overrated?

A recent article on covered new research by Blair Saunders, Marina Milyavskaya, Alexander Etz, Daniel Randles, ad Michael Inzlicht. In this paper we use Bayesian methods to suggest that two common measures of self-control are unrelated to each other. These findings have potentially important implications for how we conceptualise and think about self-control.

Self-Regulation Lab students win best talk award at BPS undergraduate conference

Michael Beulertz and Madie Stork recently presented their dissertation work on self-regulation choice at a British Psychological Society undergraduate conference at the University of Glasgow. Madie and Michael gave a great presentation on their research. In fact, their talk was so good that they won the prize for best overall talk at the conference. Congratulations guys!

March 2018


Dr. Blair Saunders (

Scrymgeour Building

University of Dundee

Dundee DD1 4HN

+44 (0)1382 384623