We are interested in affective processes in psychopathologies and typically developing participants.
Currently, we are conducting a large-scale study on emotion reactivity and regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and typically developing controls. The ultimate goal of this research project is to better understand emotion regulation and its neural correlates in psychopathology in order to better formulate treatment implications to improve emotional functioning in children and adolescents.
Other projects revolve around affective processes such as humor, positive emotions, and mixed emotions. For example, humor as an emotion regulation strategy has recently been examined at Stanford. Individual differences and neural correlates of humor, as well as humor in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been in the main focus of our group.
|Hannah and Yasmin at an Recruitment Event|
Andrea C. Samson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, Stanford University
Principal Investigator of the "Stanford Study on Emotion Reactivity and Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Typically Developing Participants"
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James J. Gross Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, Stanford University
Antonio Hardan Head of the Autism Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center