The Self-Regulation in Health and Well-Being Lab conducts research focused on understanding the factors that bolster or impede self-regulation, and the implications of this for health and well-being outcomes. We conduct observational, longitudinal, and experimental research on the individual differences (e.g., perfectionism, procrastination, time perspective, loneliness), positive qualities (e.g., self-compassion, gratitude), and social cognitive strategies (e.g., counterfactual thinking) that help or hinder people in their efforts to regulate their emotions and behaviours when dealing with life’s challenges.
Our research investigates the temporal, affective, cognitive, and behavioural dynamics of personality traits and states that create vulnerability for poor self-regulation with the aim of understanding ways to enhance resilience. There is a particular focus on the role of positive psychology traits, states, and interventions for supporting self-regulation and enhancing health and well-being.
You can learn more about our research by visiting the pages in the menu above. In addition to providing links to our publications, media coverage of our research, public engagement events, and to participate in ongoing research studies, we also provide measures that we have developed for researchers to use.