December 3, 2018

Social Functions III

Barsade, S. G., & Gibson, D. E. (2012). Group affect: Its influence on individual and group outcomesCurrent Directions in Psychological Science21(2), 119-123.

Van Kleef, G. A. (2009). How emotions regulate social life: The emotions as social information (EASI) modelCurrent Directions in Psychological Science18(3), 184-188.

Cikara, M., Bruneau, E. G., & Saxe, R. R. (2011). Us and them: Intergroup failures of empathy. Current Directions in Psychological Science20(3), 149-153.


November 19, 2018

Social Functions II

Keltner, D., & Haidt, J. (1999). Social functions of emotion at four levels of analysisCognition and Emotion, 13, 505-521.

Algoe, S. B., Haidt, J., & Gable, S. L. (2008). Beyond reciprocity: Gratitude and relationships in everyday lifeEmotion8(3), 425-429.

Shariff, A. F., & Tracy, J. L. (2011). What are emotion expressions for? Current Directions in Psychological Science20(6), 395-399.


November 5, 2018

Social Functions I

Frank, R. H. (1988). Passions within reason: The strategic role of the emotions. New York: W.W. Norton. [Read Ch. 1, pp. 1-19]

Reed, L., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2014). The commitment function of angry facial expressions. Psychological Science, 25, 1511-1517. 

Levine, E. E., Barasch, A., Rand, D., Berman, J. Z., & Small, D. A. (2018). Signaling emotion and reason in cooperationJournal of Experimental Psychology: General147(5), 702.


October 29, 2018

Foundations and Issues in Emotion Research

Ekman, P. (1992). An argument for basic emotionsCognition and Emotion, 6, 169-200.

Scherer, K. R. (2005). What are emotions? And how can they be measured? Social Science Information, 44, 695-729. [read 695-712, skim the rest]

Solomon (2008). The philosophy of emotions. In Handbook of Emotions.


November 9, 2017

Keltner, D. (2009). Laughter. From Born to be Good.


November 2, 2017

Coll, M. P., Viding, E., Rütgen, M., Silani, G., Lamm, C., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2017). Are we Really Measuring Empathy? Proposal for a New Measurement Framework. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Patil, I., Calò, M., Fornasier, F., Cushman, F., & Silani, G. (2017). The behavioral and neural basis of empathic blame. Scientific reports, 7.


October 26, 2017

Owren, M. J., & Amoss, R. T. (2014). Spontaneous human laughter. Handbook of positive emotions.



October 12, 2017

Wood, A., Martin, J., & Niedenthal, P. (2017). Towards a social functional account of laughter: Acoustic features convey reward, affiliation, and dominancePloS one12(8), e0183811.

Kurtz, L. E., & Algoe, S. B. (2017). When Sharing a Laugh Means Sharing More: Testing the Role of Shared Laughter on Short-Term Interpersonal ConsequencesJournal of Nonverbal Behavior41(1), 45-65.

Bachorowski, J. A., & Owren, M. J. (2001). Not all laughs are alike: Voiced but not unvoiced laughter readily elicits positive affectPsychological Science12(3), 252-257.


October 5, 2017

Morelli, S. A., Ong, D. C., Makati, R., Jackson, M. O., & Zaki, J. (2017). Empathy and well-being correlate with centrality in different social networksProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(37), 9843-9847.

Shu, J., Hassell, S., Weber, J., Ochsner, K. N., & Mobbs, D. (2017). The role of empathy in experiencing vicarious anxietyJournal of Experimental Psychology: General146(8), 1164-1188.