Location: Borroughs Room, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

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Continental Breakfast, Meet & Greet   --   8:15a - 9:00a

Welcome and Session A   --   9:00a - 10:35a

(each session contains two 20-minute talks, one 8-minute talk, and three 6-minute talks)

 
  Keely Muscatell , University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill   "Beyond Anhedonia: Links Between Inflammation and Positive Social Experiences"

Keely Muscatell, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

"Beyond Anhedonia: Links Between Inflammation and Positive Social Experiences"

 
  Michael Norton , Harvard Business School   "Inequalities in Wealth and Well-Being"

Michael Norton, Harvard Business School

"Inequalities in Wealth and Well-Being"

  BOKyung Park , Stanford University   "Ideal Affect Match Lowers Neural Hurdles to Giving "

BOKyung Park, Stanford University

"Ideal Affect Match Lowers Neural Hurdles to Giving"

  Brendan Gaesser , University at Albany   "Future Simulations of Prosocial Episodes: The Positive, The Negative, and the Neutral"

Brendan Gaesser, University at Albany

"Future Simulations of Prosocial Episodes: The Positive, The Negative, and the Neutral"

  Yang Wu , Massachusetts Institute of Technology   "Whoa! Aww … Ohh … Hee! and Mmm: Infants’ Nuanced Distinctions about the Probable Causes of Emotional Expressions"

Yang Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Whoa! Aww … Ohh … Hee! and Mmm: Infants’ Nuanced Distinctions about the Probable Causes of Emotional Expressions"

  Amie Gordon , University of California, San Francisco   "Sleep and Positive Emotions"    

Amie Gordon, University of California, San Francisco

"Sleep and Positive Emotions"

 

Break   --  10:35a - 10:50a

[note: Coffee and Tea will be available in the morning from 8:15-9:30 and 10:35-noon.] 

Session B   --   10:50a - 12:15p

  Gregory Bryant , University of California, Los Angeles   "Perceiving Laughter Around the World"

Gregory Bryant, University of California, Los Angeles

"Perceiving Laughter Around the World"

  Jennifer Stellar , University of Toronto   "The Dark Side of Awe

Jennifer Stellar, University of Toronto

"The Dark Side of Awe

  Claudia Haase , Northwestern University   "Positive Emotions in Marriage: Changes, Consequences, and Contexts"

Claudia Haase, Northwestern University

"Positive Emotions in Marriage: Changes, Consequences, and Contexts"

  Kuan-Hua Chen , University of California, Berkeley   "Moments of Shared Positive Emotion are Associated with Greater Physiological Synchrony Between Husbands and Wives During a Conflict Conversation"

Kuan-Hua Chen, University of California, Berkeley

"Moments of Shared Positive Emotion are Associated with Greater Physiological Synchrony Between Husbands and Wives During a Conflict Conversation"

  Aaron Weidman , University of British Columbia   "Hearing Happiness: Fluctuations in Momentary Happiness can be Measured Without Asking People"    

Aaron Weidman, University of British Columbia

"Hearing Happiness: Fluctuations in Momentary Happiness can be Measured Without Asking People"

 

  ADRIENNE WOOD , UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN   "Towards a Social Functional Account of Laughter: Distinct Acoustic Features Predict Perceptions of Reward, Affiliation, and Dominance"    

ADRIENNE WOOD, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

"Towards a Social Functional Account of Laughter: Distinct Acoustic Features Predict Perceptions of Reward, Affiliation, and Dominance"

 

Lunch and Poster Session  --  12:15p - 1:30p

Lunch will be held in Marina Ballroom I-II (Lobby Level). Please view the posters in the Galleria Room (Galleria Level) between 1:00-1:30.

Posters (Galleria Room, Galleria Level)

1.       You’re Getting Warmer: The Impression Management Benefits of Humorous Self-Disclosure. T. Bradford Bitterly, Wharton

2.      Discontent Detects Its Inverse: Unhappy People Quickly Promote Happy Faces into Awareness. Hannah Raila, Yale University [note: Hannah Raila will present this work at the Stress and Health Flash Talk session on Saturday 8:30-9:30am]

3.      The Capacity to Savor in the Moment Distinctly Mediates the Relationship Between Low Positive Affect and Depression. Ian Kahrilas, Loyola University Chicago

4.      Do Positive Emotions Predict Life Satisfaction? Nancy S. Fagley, Rutgers University

5.      Those Who Struggle Savor: The Impact of Experienced Hardship on Chocolate Enjoyment. Yasmin Abbaszadeh, Northeastern University

6.      Feeling even Better: Emotion Regulation Differs in Negative versus Mildly Positive Affective State. Khoa Le Nguyen, UNC Chapel Hill

7.       The Dose-Response Effect of Positive Rounding in Healthcare Work Settings: Associations with Healthcare Worker Burnout, Burnout Climate, and Work-Life Balance. Kathryn C. Adair, Duke Patient Safety Center

8.      Gratitude Expressions in the Workplace Increase Perceived Warmth and Competence of the Expresser. Joseph M. Ocampo, University of California, San Diego

9.      Blood Pressure and Positive Emotions. Liana Gheorma, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Session C   --   1:30p - 2:55p

  Shelly Gable , University of California, Santa Barbara   "The Regulation of Positive Emotions in Close Relationships"

Shelly Gable, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The Regulation of Positive Emotions in Close Relationships"

  Maya Tamir , The Hebrew University of Jerusalem   "The Secret to Happiness: Feeling Good vs. Feeling Right?"

Maya Tamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"The Secret to Happiness: Feeling Good vs. Feeling Right?"

  Joel Davies , University of New South Wales   "'I’m Proud of You': Empirical Support for Three Functions of Vicarious Pride"

Joel Davies, University of New South Wales

"'I’m Proud of You': Empirical Support for Three Functions of Vicarious Pride"

  Amy Gentzler , West Virginia University   "Kids Just Want to Have Fun: Examining Hedonic Motives in Youth"

Amy Gentzler, West Virginia University

"Kids Just Want to Have Fun: Examining Hedonic Motives in Youth"

  Fausto Gonzalez , University of California, Berkeley   "Turning Tried and True Into Novel and New: Other-Focused Construals Lead to Dishabituation for the Self"

Fausto Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley

"Turning Tried and True Into Novel and New: Other-Focused Construals Lead to Dishabituation for the Self"

  Suzanne Shdo , University of California, San Francisco   "Feeling Good? Heightened Positive Emotional Experience in Frontotemporal Dementia Spectrum Disorders"

Suzanne Shdo, University of California, San Francisco

"Feeling Good? Heightened Positive Emotional Experience in Frontotemporal Dementia Spectrum Disorders"

Break  --  2:55p - 3:10p

This is your chance to introduce yourself to the poster presenters in the Borroughs Room if you missed them in the Galleria during lunch. [note: Coffee and Tea will be available in the afternoon from 1:45-3:15.] 

Keynote Address   --   3:10p - 4:00p

  David DeSteno , Northeastern University   "Compassion, Empathy, and Resilience: Threading the Needle"

David DeSteno, Northeastern University

"Compassion, Empathy, and Resilience: Threading the Needle"