Affective Self-regulation: Volition, Emotion, Motivation, and Attitudes

This project aims to generate new theoretical, empirical and practical knowledge with respect to the deliberate regulation of one’s affect (emotions, motivation, attitudes and moods) and volition.

Example types of practical problems we wish to understand and help address include:

  • (over) eating,
  • managing distractions at work,
  • addictions / excessive behaviors, and
  • regulating tertiary emotions.

This highly interdisciplinary project draws on:

This very challenging project is still at an early stage. However, Beaudoin has identified promising directions for this project and is taking steps towards them.