We are a productive and active research team helping fellow researchers and our community understand the relationships between cognition and emotion. Here, you can read about our most recent research publications and AACT Lab news, including information about recent grant funding, lectures and research awards.
AACT Lab director Kateri McRae presents her research on how the brain controls emotion and how we can influence the emotions we have in this faculty lecture for the DU community.
In the Media
The Young and the Neuro, by David Brooks; New York Times
Brooks writes about the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society’s conference and the young scholars entering the field.
Research Focuses on Psychology of Burning Man Attendees, by Kristal Griffith; University of Denver News
Griffith summaries AACT director Kateri McRae's multiyear study of the emotional regulation practiced by Burning Man attendees.
Study Shows How Burning Man's Unique Culture Alters Your Emotion Regulation, by Eric W. Dolan; Psy Post
Dolan's piece highlights the AACT Lab's research, published in Frontiers in Emotion Science.
Go Ahead, Help Make Someone's Day, by Ann Macari Healey; OurColoradoNews.com
Healey extensively quotes Kateri McRae as she discusses the relationships between positive and negative emotion in this piece about positive thinking.
What An Enormous Global Study Can Tell Us About Feeling Better During The Pandemic, by Brian Resnick; Vox.com
Resnick quotes AACT director Kateri McRae as she describes the benefits of emotion regulation as a strategy to promote well-being.