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The Positive Emotion and Anxiety Research Laboratory specializes in discovering evidence-based solutions to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and increase life satisfaction and well-being.


To enhance our understanding of the factors that cause and maintain anxiety and depression so that more effective, efficient, personalized, and widely accessible treatments can be developed. Our mission extends beyond the alleviation of distress and negative emotions - but also endeavors to boost positive emotions, social relationship functioning, life satisfaction, and well-being. We seek to achieve these aims by bringing together insights and experimental approaches across multiple areas of psychology, including affective neuroscience, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and clinical psychology.