Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)

Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)

Merlab Christmas 2018

Here at the Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab), we are interested in understanding how people’s efforts to change the way they feel are influenced by their physiological states and interpersonal environments. Our work seeks to integrate the roles of autonomic nervous system activity, attentional process, interpersonal processes, and emotion regulation across laboratory and daily life environments to understand the mechanisms by which adolescents and adults become and stay depressed. We are also interested in understanding the mechanisms by which depression risk is passed on from parents to their children. The long-term goal of this work is to identify novel targets for prevention and treatment efforts for depressive disorders.