Experts in Emotion Series

On July 8, 2013
Neuromarketing helps marketers uncover emotional responses to different marketing stimuli. But what are emotions? The Experts in Emotion series provides a unique opportunity to explore the mysteries of human emotion guided by some of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, ranging from distinguished academics to leading figures behind social media services like Facebook. In addition to tackling central questions such as what emotions are, why we have them, and how our understanding of them can lead to happier and healthier lives. You’ll also hear first-hand about what first led these key players to study emotion and what they see as the most exciting frontiers ahead.
Experts in Emotion Series
The Expert in Emotion Interview series (Human Emotion Course) is part of a broader educational mission to share the study of human emotion beyond the walls of the classroom, to reach students and teachers alike, both locally and globally, through the use of technology. This mission is generously supported by, and in collaboration with, the Yale Office of Digital Dissemination and the Yale College Dean’s Office.
Among topics covered are: emotion elicitation, measuring emotion, emotion expression, emotion and culture / gender / sex / hormones, laughter, happiness, crying, embarrassment, guilt, shame, disgust, anxiety, empathy, touch, pychophysiology, affective neuroscience, pleasure and reward in the brain, social pain, social media and many more.
June Gruber, Yale University – Introduction
Lisa Feldman Barrett, Northeastern University – What is an emotion?
John Allen, University of Arizona – Emotion elicitation I
Greg Siegle, University of Pittsburgh – Emotion elicitation II
Iris Mauss, U.C. Berkeley – Measuring emotion

Leda Cosmides, & John Tooby, U.C. Santa Barbara – Evolution and emotion

Paul Ekman, U.C. San Francisco – Universality of emotion

Yulia Chentsova Dutton, George Washington University – Social constructivism

Jeanne Tsai, Stanford University – Culture and emotion

Marianne La France, Yale University – Emotion and gender

Michael Bailey, Northwestern University – Sex and emotion

Jo-Anne Bachorowski, Vanderbilt University – Laughter

Jonathan Rottenberg, University of South Florida – Crying

Matthew Hertenstein, DePauw University – Touch

John Cacioppo, University of Chicago – Psychophysiology

Wendy Berry Mendes, U.C. San Francisco – Psychophysiology measurement and health

Robert Levenson, U.C. Berkeley – Psychophysiology and emotion

Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin, Madison – Affective neuroscience

Kent Berridge, University of Michigan – Pleasure and reward in the brain

Tor Wager, University of Colorado, Boulder – Emotion and the brain

Jessica Tracy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver – Self-conscious emotions

Dacher Keltner, U.C. Berkeley – Embarrassment

Naomi Eisenberger, U.C. Los Angeles – Social pain and pleasure

June Tangney, George Mason University – Guilt and shame

David Rand, Yale University – Emotion and cooperation in the Social World

David DeSteno, Northeastern University – Emotions and social interaction

Margaret Clark, Yale University – Emotions and relationships

Jonathan Haidt, New York University – Morality and emotion

David Pizarro, Cornell University – Morality and disgust

Jamil Zaki, Stanford University – Empathy

Steven Pinker, Harvard University – Violence and emotion

Gerald Clore, University of Virginia – Emotion and cognition

Derek Isaacowitz, Northeastern University – Attention and emotion

John Bargh, Yale University – Unconscious emotion

Jennifer Lerner, Harvard University – Emotion and judgment

Brian Knutson, Stanford University – Neuroeconomics and emotion

Michael Norton, Harvard University – Consumerism and emotion

James Gross, Stanford University – Emotion regulation

Kevin Ochsner, Columbia University – Emotion regulation and the brain

James Coan, University of Virginia – Social regulation of emotion

Joseph Campos, U.C. Berkeley – Emotion development in infancy

Jerome Kagan, Harvard University – Temperament

Leah Somerville, Harvard University – Emotions in adolescence

Nancy Eisenberg, Arizona State University – Emotion regulation in children

Laura Carstensen, Stanford University – Emotion and aging

Ronald Dahl, M.D., U.C. Berkeley – Emotion and sleep

Judith Moskowitz, U.C. San Francisco – Emotion and physical health

Pranjal Mehta, University of Oregon – Emotion and hormones

Douglas Mennin, CUNY-Hunter College – Anxiety and emotion

David Watson, University of Notre Dame – Personality and emotion

Hedy Kober, Yale University – Craving and mindfulness

Roy Baumeister, Florida State University – Self-regulation and emotion

Barbara Fredrickson, UNC, Chapel Hill – Positive emotion

Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University – Happiness

Maya Tamir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Dark side of positive emotion

Arturo Bejar, Engineering Director, Facebook – Emotion and Social media

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