Human Emotions Research Lab

Dr. June Tangney and Dr. Jeff Stuewig work at the interface of clinical psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and criminology.  Our lives are consumed with two longitudinal studies of jail inmates, focusing on moral emotions and cognitions associated with crime, substance abuse, HIV risk behavior, and rehabilitation, and the dynamic interplay of these factors over the life course.  In addition, we develop and evaluate novel interventions for 'general population' jail inmates drawing on restorative justice, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing principles.  Our goal is to contribute to basic and translational research on human emotions, and to positively influence both practices and policies in the criminal justice system.