Elise Dan-Glauser, PhD
Group Leader, Senior Lecturer, Ambizione fellow SNF
With an Ambizione fellowship from the SNF, we are aiming at better understanding Situation Selection, an emotion regulation strategy, which deals with the choice of a situation that one accepts to be confronted with. This strategy has an evident predominant presence in everyday life, but so far little is known about its real impact on affective processes in terms of experience, expressivity, and physiological arousal.
My other interests go toward examining the effects of simultaneous use of several emotion regulation strategies, individual differences pertaining adapted emotion processes, as well as how differenciated appraisal processes lead to different emotions.
Phone: +41 (0)21 6926273
Simon Thuillard, MSc
Besides working on the affective consequences of Situation selection, I am particularly interested on humor appreciation and the role of appraisal in finding a stimuli funny or not. I would like to test several types of humorous stimuli corresponding to different kind of humor theories: the incongruity theory, corresponding to a cognitive point of view, and the superiority theory, corresponding to a more social point of view. Using psychophysiological measures, I would also like to assess the possible usefulness of humor as an emotion regulation strategy.
Phone: +41 (0)21 6923253
Charlotte Lagona, BSc
My master thesis deals with the influence of self-esteem level on the appraisal processes of control and power. In my project, I would like to identify how self-esteem and appraisal processes influence emotion responses (experiential, expressive and physiological) and what is their inter-relationship.
Giulia Franco, BSc
In my work I am interested in emotion regulation strategy use and efficiency during daily situations in a population of women having had an abortion in the past. Our hypothesis is that such a significant past experience would significantly modify the emotion regulation use and efficiency in situations that are somewhat linked to the past event.
Together with Cécile, I work on how different kinds of creativity may condition the use and efficiency of cognitive reappraisal. Cognitive reappraisal is an emotion regulation strategy that is generally successful in reducing negative manifestation of emotion but that is also resource consuming and maybe not adapted if resources are not available.
Together with Alexandrine, I work on how different kinds of creativity may condition the use and efficiency of cognitive reappraisal. Cognitive reappraisal is an emotion regulation strategy that is generally successful in reducing negative manifestation of emotion but that is also resource consuming and maybe not adapted if resources are not available.
Marianne Richter, MSc
Student Research Assistant, 2017
With Elise Dan-Glauser, I worked on two projects investigating appraisal processes and emotional responses in real life situations. We investigated the complex relationship there is between personality and significant past experience, and the appraisal of daily emotional situations and their emotional consequences (responses).
Liliane Efinger, MSc
Master Student, 2016-2017
While working in the lab, I was interested in how trait anxiety influence emotion processes. Particularly, I investigated how trait anxiety influence the consequences of two emotion regulation strategies acting nearly at the same time in the emotion generative process: distraction and reappraisal