Welcome to the Emotion and Mental Health Lab!

Directed by Dr. Renee J. Thompson at Washington University in St. Louis

The lab’s research centers on understanding people’s everyday emotional experiences. We use multi-method approaches, including ecological momentary assessment, to examine how people feel throughout their daily lives. The lab is interested in what impacts how people feel, how people regulate their emotions, their beliefs about their emotions, and how emotion is involved in decision making. We recruit a variety of samples, including adolescents and adults, and people with and without anxiety and depressive disorders.