A second and emerging focus of the lab is emotion and emotion regulation. We are interested in the psychometric properties of emotion measures, as well as the application of self-report, psychophysiological, and diary measures of emotion to the study of clinical disorders and behaviours. In addition, we are interested in the empirical and conceptual differentiation of emotional components (e.g., reactivity vs. regulation; sensitivity vs. intensity vs. persistence), as well as the development of an evolutionarily grounded theory of basic emotions.