Emotion and Decision-Making Study

I worked as a lab manager for the Emotion and Decision-Making (EDM) study at Washington University in St. Louis under Professor Renee Thompson and her graduate students from July 2017 to July 2018.

The overarching goal of this study is to learn more about people’s everyday emotional experiences. We use an ecological momentary assessment to survey over 200 adult participants five times a day for two weeks at random intervals. The participants carry an iPod throughout their day and fill out the survey when they get notifications.

We also study how people manage or impact their emotions, including how they think about their emotions and whether they share them with other people. Finally, we look at how emotions can influence other common experiences like how people make decisions in their everyday lives.

The findings and data of this study have not yet been published.