Attention and Emotion Lab:


Paul D. Rokke, Ph.D. 

Graduate Students:

Samantha K. Myhre, B.A. 

Tharaki Siyaguna, B.S. 

Lab Focus:

"I saw a stranger with your hair 

Tried to make her give it back"

These are the lyrics to the start of a John Gorka song. Though they refer to the perils of lost relationships they also point clearly to a phenomenon with which we've all had experience. Depending on the mood you're in, you may notice and interpret the world around you in a different way. The research we conduct is all about the influence that emotion has on attention. We look at the influence of normal emotion as well as try to understand how emotional problems might be made worse by alterations in cognitive processes. 

American Psychological Association Conference, Washington D.C. 2014

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy Conference, Nashville, TN 2013

Association for Psychological Science Conference, Washington D.C. 2013

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