Mar. 29: Brown Bag Seminar by Kevin Ochsner "The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation across the Lifespan"

Please join us on Wednesday, March 29, 2017,  at 11 a.m. for this talk in our Brown Bag Series by Columbia's Kevin Ochsner, Professor of Psychology.  The talk will take place in Room 440 of the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th Street.

An abstract of Dr. Ochsner's talk, "The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation across the Lifespan,"  follows.  Please RSVP if you wish to attend: ColumbiaAgingCenter@cumc.columbia.edu.

Abstract: Emotions provide a map for what matters in life, but when maladaptive, we can regulate their experience and expression in a variety of ways. This three part talk will highlight current models and future directions for research on emotion regulation as well as what we know about how it changes across the lifespan.  The first part will describe a model of the self-regulation of emotion.  The second will translate that model to help understand how regulatory ability develops from childhood through old age.  The third will highlight directions for future work, including expanding the model to account for the ways in which we socially regulate each others emotions.