The lab will be moving to the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St Louis in 2024. Multiple research technician and post-doc positions will be available; please email dmi@neu.edu if you are interested. If you would like to apply for doctoral study in the lab, please apply through WashU: https://psych.wustl.edu/

The Lifespan Emotional Development Lab (LEDlab) investigates emotion regulation and affective experience across the adult lifespan. We are interested in how individuals of different ages manage their emotions and how different strategies can promote emotional well-being in older adulthood.

Our research, led by Professor Derek Isaacowitz, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Our lab utilizes a multi-method approach to capture the many facets of emotion regulation. Eye tracking technology allows us to examine the link between visual attention and affective experience. Physiological measures, such as electrocardiography and electrodermal response, help us see how our bodies process emotions differently with age. In the last few years, we have developed novel techniques for assessing age differences in regulatory strategies such as situation selection and modification. Recently, our data collection has even moved outside of the lab, using mobile apps to examine emotion regulation strategies in everyday life.

Interested in our research? Look into participating in a study or joining us as a student assistant

LEDLAB Fall 2022