Projects

Current Projects

  • Managing Emotions in Everyday Life - Sign up now!

    How we manage our emotions in response to real-life emotional challenges is key to our well-being. This research aims to investigate your emotional experiences across the course of a week, and how you manage those everyday emotional experiences.

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  • Mobile Momentary Mindfulness (MMM) and Emotions in Everyday Life

    This research project aims to advance emotion science by systematically investigating the role of brief momentary mindfulness practice on people’s emotional experiences in daily life. The aim is to identify healthy patterns of emotions together with beneficial context(s) which enhance psychological well-being.

  • Secrets in Everyday Life - Sign up now!

    Everybody keeps secrets – psychology research shows that 97% of people are keeping at least one secret at any given time. This study will investigate people’s experiences of secrecy across the course of a week. We will never ask you to describe your secrets in detail; this study is designed to understand the impact of keeping a secret on our psychology.

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Past Projects

  • The FEEL Research Project (Study 1)

    The first phase of the FEEL Research Project was conducted at Australian Catholic University in 2016. This 3-week project aimed to examine how people, from a variety of different backgrounds, experience and manage their emotions in daily life. Specifically, using a smartphone app (SEMA), participants were asked to respond to a number of questions about how they are feeling, their social context and how they perceive their environment, and how they have tried to manage or regulate their emotions 10 times per day for 21 consecutive days. During the 21 days, we will also measured participants' heart rate and skin conductance levels in daily life using a lightweight wristband monitor. Data analysis and publications are still in progress for this research project.

  • The FEEL Research Project (Study 2)

    The FEEL Research Project uses cutting-edge mobile technologies to track people's feelings and physiology (e.g., heart rate), as well as their use of different emotion regulation strategies, while they go about their usual daily activities. The aim is to investigate how people manage their emotions in daily life and to reveal when, and for whom, different strategies are most effective.This research will improve scientific understanding of emotions and emotion regulation in daily life, and will contribute to the development of targeted interventions for improving everyday emotion regulation. We hope that this knowledge will help people to achieve and maintain optimal psychological health and well-being.

  • Regulating Emotion Systems in Daily Life.

    How people regulate their emotions is thought to be crucial for their psychological well-being, yet little is known about emotion regulation in daily life because most research has relied on lab experiments or global/retrospective surveys. Researchers are starting to investigate how people regulate their emotions across various situations in daily life using naturalistic methods such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA). However, validated measures of daily emotion regulation are lacking, leaving researchers to develop their own ad-hoc measures and making it difficult to synthesise findings across studies. The current study aims to develop a new 12-item EMA measure of emotion regulation in daily life by adapting the recently developed Regulation of Emotion Systems Survey (RESS; De France & Hollenstein, 2017).