For individuals who have difficulties self-regulating their emotions, the impact of social emotion regulation (regulative attempts from others) might be even more important for their well-being.
This is why we look to assess social emotion regulation in people with developmental disabilities, known to often have trouble dealing with their own emotions. To create reliable, highly standardized and still interesting and engaging social situations, we build experimental scenarios in an immersive virtual environment with which people can interact. We aim to observe how different people of different populations experience stressful input and how they react to attempts at social support to improve their mood.  

With the chEERS Lab