Humans have a fundamental need to feel in control of their lives. My research reveals the psychological lengths to which people will go to maintain perceived control by altering perception, motivation, and behaviour. Read more.
Positive emotion is good, but can you have too much of a good thing? My research shows the benefits of experiencing certain positive emotions, and – provocatively – the occasional social costs of expressing positive emotions. Read more.
Feeling socially connected is one of the most important ingredients to a happy, healthy, and productive life. My research demonstrates the functional benefits of group identification for health, well-being, communication, and productivity. Read more.