Emotion and Cognition in Late Life (CELL)
Half of the babies born in the 2000s will live until they are 100 years old. How can we live happy and healthy lives as we get older? Funded by the Retirement Research Foundation, we are studying links between emotion regulation and cognitive functioning in late life. This laboratory-based study uses a multi-method (i.e., assessing emotional experience and autonomic physiology) and multi-strategy (i.e., assessing detachment, reappraisal, acceptance) approach to understand emotion regulation. If you are between 65 and 80 years of age and would like to participate in this study, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Emotion in Couples (EC)
Intimate relationships play an important role in human development across the life span. But how do couples navigate the emotional ups and downs in their relationship? In this study, we are examining individual differences in couples’ emotional functioning and links with relationship, individual, and children’s well-being among married couples from the Chicago area. Couples engage in a variety of emotion tasks (e.g., discussions of an area of marital disagreement or a pleasant relationship memory) while their emotional experiences (e.g., feelings of affection or anger), behavior (e.g., expressions of joy or contempt), and autonomic physiology (e.g., heart rate or skin conductance) are being monitored. If you and your spouse are married, have a child between the ages of 5 and 18, and would like to participate in this study, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.