Self-Regulation & Psychophysiology Lab

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

We try to understand how people overcome setbacks, conflicts, or unwanted impulses in service of both short and long term goals.

How do people detect self-regulation failure and use this information to adjust their performance? How do we decide between healthy and unhealthy foods, between immediate gratification and long-term payouts, or even decide among strategies to achieve our goals?

To address these questions we investigate self-regulation across multiple levels of analysis, including behaviour, subjective impressions, personality, and a range of biological measures (e.g., electrical brain activity, facial muscle responses, pupil dilation, and skin conductance).

If you are an interested undergraduate student, or prospective graduate student, please get in touch to find out about joining the lab!

Thank you for your interest in our work.