Amelia Aldao, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at The Ohio State University. She is the director of the Psychopathology and Affective Sciences Lab, which is devoted to developing an in-depth understanding of the emotion regulation deficits that characterize psychopathology. She obtained her Ph.D. from Yale University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aldao is a licensed psychotherapist in Ohio.
You have probably read about research showing that “exercise improves mood” or “mindfulness reduces anxiety.” Have you ever wondered about how these studies are conducted? I am here to share a behind-the-scenes look at the science of emotions. What does an emotion laboratory look like? Nothing like the science lab from school! Can we elicit emotions in the lab? Yes and you'll be suprised at how straighforward it can be! Hope you enjoy the posts! Always consult with a mental health provider for specific advice.