Broadly speaking, our research explores interactions between self-regulation, emotion, and visual attention.
We study questions such as: What does attract people’s attention? Do people see what they want to see (or fear)? How do people know about and identify objects and people that are instrumental in reaching their goals? How do people identify and solve conflicts between their many goals, motives, and desires? What do emotions motivate people to do? And can pursuing valued goals help people to cope with negative emotions?
Our current research applies these questions to self-control conflicts, food labelling, emotion regulation, intergroup conflict, and prosocial behaviour.