Emotions are adaptive: they help us escape danger and explore new possibilities. Emotions accomplish this by channeling thoughts, prioritizing goals, and signaling intentions to others. Our lab investigates how the unique information conveyed by different emotions (e.g., anger v. pride) influence conflict and decision making. Further, we study the role of emotional intelligence and regulation in navigating the ongoing ebb and flow of work stress and team affective processes. We are especially interested in the unique properties of positive emotions (e.g., pride, awe, gratitude) and morally condemning emotions (e.g., anger, disgust, contempt).