Dr. Heather C. Lench is a professor for the Texas A&M Department of Psychology and the Senior Associate Vice president for Faculty Affairs. On top of being an accomplished teacher, scholar, and mentor, Dr. Lench is the Director and Principle Investigator for the Emotion Science Lab.
The underlying premise of the Emotion Science Lab research is that emotional processes are the foundation of behavior and thought. We examine the role of affective reactions and emotions in how people think about the future and what they think will happen to them in the future. We are also investigating when and why particular emotions might improve functioning and decision-making.