The Motivation and Emotion Laboratory is a research laboratory interested in how social environments influence human emotional regulation, motivation, personality development and well-being. Research focuses on relationships between parents and children and teachers and students, as well as school principals and teachers – in an attempt to define optimal environments for personal and social growth.
The laboratory scrutinizes theoretical questions via diverse research methods. Studies dealing with emotions are conducted in the observation laboratory, using physiological measures like heart rate, skin conductance, etc. Other research is conducted in a social laboratory or in the field, especially in educational institutions.