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
Collaboration at Stanford
Antonio Hardan Head of the Autism Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research Assistants
Yasmin Arbab: I graduated from UC Irvine in 2012 and am currently in the process of applying to earn my Master's in Occupational Therapy. Most of my work and research experiences thus far have been concentrated on working with children on the Autism spectrum. Outside of working in the psychophysiology lab, I am also working in Stanford's psychiatry department, where I am implementing research therapy focused on communication skills in children with Autism, intellectual disabilities, and in children with language delays.
Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, DClinPsych: After completing my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, I obtained a Masters in Psychological Research and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of Oxford, United Kingdom. My research focused on therapy process and outcome in a variety of therapies, including CBT and short term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Besides my clinical work, as a visiting research fellow at Stanford's psycho-physiology lab, I am currently involved in analyzing individual differences in relation to our response to mixed emotions.
Shweta Shah: My undergraduate studies focused on Psychology, after which I went on to do a Masters in Human Resources and International Employment Relations from the London School of Economics, UK. Human interaction and its complexities have always fascinated me. Working with children with Autism, over the past couple of years has illustrated the importance of emotion in dictating life quality and outcomes. My core interests lie in unravelling the neural correlates to emotion dysregulation. In addition to the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab, I’m also working with the Etkin Lab at Stanford Psychiatry, in assessing how cognitive training can improve quality of life for adults with Major Depressive Disorder & Anxiety.
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