Monika Lohani portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Research Assistant Professor, Psychology Department

Research Statement

Monika directs the Affective and Cognitive Regulation (ACR) Lab in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Utah. The ACR lab integrates basic and applied perspectives to understand effective regulation of affect and cognition in real-world contexts. Real-world contexts include, diverse social learning environments (e.g., emotionally distressing situation, daily stressors, and education and work settings) and applied cognition in health (e.g., promote medical adherence), driving (e.g., augment distraction and drowsiness), and military (e.g., effective human-machine interaction) contexts. Furthermore, ACR lab focuses on developing evidence-based interventions and utilizing technology to facilitate healthy self-regulation, psychological well-being, and performance. 

Research Keywords

  • Affect Regulation
  • Applied Cognition
  • Human Factors
  • Lifespan
  • Evidence-based Interventions
  • Psychophysiology