My research deals with emotion regulation, or the question how people can get a grip on their feelings. Most of this research takes place at the Amsterdam Emotion Regulation Lab, where I work together with a team of researchers. A major focus of our lab is on the role of bodily processes in emotion regulation, like touch, posture, or arm movements, as well as physiological aspects of emotion regulation. We are also interested in implicit emotion regulation, coping with existential concerns, and individual differences such as action versus state orientation and alexthymia. Because our Lab is part of a Clinical Psychology Program, we are trying to develop clinical applications of emotion regulation research.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Self and Identity
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- Gendolla, G., Tops, M., & Koole, S. L. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook of biobehavioral approaches to self-regulation. New York: Springer.
- Greenberg, J., Koole, S. L., & Pyszczynski, T. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook of experimental existential psychology. New York: Guilford.
- Koole, S. L. (2009). The psychology of emotion regulation: An integrative review. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 4-41.
- Koole, S. L., Greenberg, J., & Pyszczynski, T. (2006). Introducing science to the psychology of the soul: Experimental existential psychology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 212-216.
- Koole, S. L., Jostmann, N. B., & Baumann, N. (2012). Do demanding conditions help or hurt self-regulation? Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 328-346.
- Koole, S. L., & Lakens, D. (2012). Rewarding replications: A sure and simple way to improve psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 608-614.
- Koole, S. L., McCullough, M., Kuhl, J., & Roelofsma, P. (2010). Why religion's burdens are light: From religiosity to implicit self-regulation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 95-107.
- Koole, S. L., & Rothermund, K. (2011). "I feel better but I don't know why": The psychology of implicit emotion regulation. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 389-399.
- Koole, S. L., Tjew A Sin, M., & Schneider, I. K. (2014). Embodied terror management: Interpersonal touch alleviates existential concerns among individuals with low self-esteem. Psychological Science, 25, 30-37.
- Koole, S. L., & Veenstra, L. (in press). Does emotion regulation occur only inside people’s heads? Towards a situated cognition approach to emotion regulation. Psychological Inquiry.
- Samur, D., Tops, M., Schlinkert, C., Quirin, M., Cuijpers, P., & Koole, S. L. (2013). Four decades of alexithymia research: Moving towards clinical applications. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 861.
- Koole, S. L., Van Dillen, L. F., & Sheppes, G. (2010). The self-regulation of emotion. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation. (pp. 101-112). New York: Guilford.
- Pyszczynski, T., Greenberg, J., Solomon, S., & Koole, S. L. (2010). Experimental existential psychology: Coping with the facts of life. In D. T. Gilbert & S. T. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (pp. 724-757). New York: Oxford University Press.
Faculty of Psychology and Education
VU University Amsterdam
Van der Boechorststraat 1
1081 BT Amsterdam
- Phone: +31 (0)20 598 8853