April 19, 2019

Reeck, C., Ames, D. R., & Ochsner, K. N. (2016). The social regulation of emotion: An integrative, cross-disciplinary modelTrends in cognitive sciences20(1), 47-63.

Kalokerinos, E., Erbas, Y., Ceulemans, E., & Kuppens, P. (2019). Differentiate to regulate: Low negative emotion differentiation is associated with ineffective emotion regulation use, but not strategy selectionPsychological Science.

March 15, 2019

Empathy II: Motivation

Zaki, J. (2014). Empathy: A motivated accountPsychological Bulletin140(6), 1608-1647.

Cameron, C. D., Hutcherson, C., Ferguson, A., Scheffer, J. A., Hadjiandreou, E., & Inzlicht, M. (under revision). Empathy is hard work: People choose to avoid empathy because of its cognitive costs.

Klein, K. J., & Hodges, S. D. (2001). Gender differences, motivation, and empathic accuracy: When it pays to understandPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin27(6), 720-730.

March 1, 2019

Empathy I: Knowing what others are feeling, and feeling what others are feeling

Levenson, R. W., & Ruef, A. M. (1992). Empathy: A physiological substrateJournal of Personality and Social Psychology63(2), 234-246.

Zaki, J., Bolger, N., & Ochsner, K. (2008). It takes two: The interpersonal nature of empathic accuracyPsychological Science19(4), 399-404.

[in addition, read abstract only for replication: Grant, B. J., Fetterman, Z., Weyhaupt, M. B., Kim, M., & Tullett, A. M. (2018). It takes two: A replication. Journal of Research in Personality, 72, 58-63.]

Saxe, R., & Houlihan, S. D. (2017). Formalizing emotion concepts within a Bayesian model of theory of mindCurrent opinion in Psychology17, 15-21.

February 22, 2019

Emotion Regulation III

Jamieson, J. P., Hangen, E. J., Lee, H. Y., & Yeager, D. S. (in press). Capitalizing on appraisal processes to improve affective responses to social stress. Emotion Review.

Brooks, A. W. (2014). Get excited: Reappraising pre-performance anxiety as excitementJournal of Experimental Psychology: General143(3), 1144.

Butler, E. A., Gross, J. J., & Barnard, K. (2014). Testing the effects of suppression and reappraisal on emotional concordance using a multivariate multilevel modelBiological Psychology98, 6-18.

February 1, 2019

Emotion Regulation II

Zaki, J., & Williams, W. C. (2013). Interpersonal emotion regulationEmotion13(5), 803.

Gneezy, U., & Imas, A. (2014). Materazzi effect and the strategic use of anger in competitive interactionsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences111(4), 1334-1337.

Netzer, L., Van Kleef, G. A., & Tamir, M. (2015). Interpersonal instrumental emotion regulationJournal of Experimental Social Psychology58, 124-135.

Emotion Regulation I

Gross, J. (1998). The emerging field of emotion regulation: An integrative reviewReview of General Psychology, 2, 271-299.

Ford, B. Q., & Gross, J. J. (In press). Why beliefs about emotion matter: An emotion regulation perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Millgram, Y., Sheppes, G., Kalokerinos, E., Kuppens, P., & Tamir, M. (in press). Do the ends dictate the means in emotion regulation? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

January 25, 2019

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.

May be coming soon…

Morelli, S. A., Lieberman, M. D., & Zaki, J. (2015). The emerging study of positive empathySocial and Personality Psychology Compass9(2), 57-68.

Morelli, S. A., Torre, J. B., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2014). The neural bases of feeling understood and not understoodSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience9(12), 1890-1896.

Ganegoda, D. B., & Bordia, P. (2019). I can be happy for you, but not all the time: A contingency model of envy and positive empathy in the workplaceJournal of Applied Psychology.

Kang, O., & Wheatley, T. (2017). Pupil dilation patterns spontaneously synchronize across individuals during shared attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General146(4), 569.

Wheatley, T., Kang, O., Parkinson, C., & Looser, C. E. (2012). From mind perception to mental connection: Synchrony as a mechanism for social understanding. Social and Personality Psychology Compass6(8), 589-606.

Grandey, A. A., & Sayre, G. M. (2019). Emotional Labor: Regulating Emotions for a Wage. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 0963721418812771.

Chi, N. W., & Grandey, A. A. (2019). Emotional labor predicts service performance depending on activation and inhibition regulatory fit. Journal of Management45(2), 673-700.


Zhou, H., Majka, E. A., & Epley, N. (2017). Inferring perspective versus getting perspective: Underestimating the value of being in another person’s shoes. Psychological science28(4), 482-493.

Eyal, T., Steffel, M., & Epley, N. (2018). Perspective mistaking: Accurately understanding the mind of another requires getting perspective, not taking perspective. Journal of personality and social psychology114(4), 547.

Clark, M. A., Robertson, M. M., & Young, S. (2018/2019). “I feel your pain”: A critical review of organizational research on empathy. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Wondra & Morelli (preprint). Limitations of the Evidence that Perspective Taking Increases Empathy.

Jordan, Amir, & Bloom

AM Gordon, S Chen (2016). Do you get where I'm coming from?: Perceived understanding buffers against the negative impact of conflict on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Contagion + Emotional Intelligence (Cote)