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The Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at Vassar College investigates the psychology of emotionscoping, and resilience.  Our research is part of the interdisciplinary field of affective science — we use an integrated framework for understanding a variety of psychological phenomena related to health and well-being.

Emotions are multifaceted, dynamic, and emergent phenomena that unfold over time.  As studentssuch, the study of emotions requires approaches that examine the interplay between several processes (cognitive, behavioral, physiological).

Members of the laboratory work together to investigate a number of topics, including: positive emotions and coping; psychological resilience; health & wellness; mindfulness; and the structure and dynamics of emotional experience and regulation.

347_Vassar_Michelle Tugade by John Abbott-2Our empirical studies incorporate multiple research methods, including laboratory-based experiments, psychophysiological measurement procedures, and experience-sampling methodology.