Keynote Speakers

Ruth Leys

Academy Professor and Henry Wiesenfeld Professor of Humanities

Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Jonathan Gratch

Research Professor of Computer Science and Psychology

Director for Virtual Human Research

USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Lynn Smith-Lovin

Robert L. Wilson Professor of Sociology

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University

Wednesday, July 26

All day



Registration for Meet the Editors pre-conference event


Meet the Editors pre-conference event
(See details here)


Break for lunch and registration


Plenary Session
Conference opening


Plenary Session
The promise and peril of emotionally intelligent machines. Jonathan Gratch



Thursday, July 27

All day



Plenary Session
Outside-in: Mirror neurons and the social performance of empathy. Ruth Leys


Coffee break


Symposia 1

New Perspectives on Smiling, Nose-scrunching, and Gasping Faces
Smiles: Don’t ask for the meaning, ask for the use. José Miguel Fernández-Dols
Is the nose scrunch a signal of disgust? James A. Russell
The gasping face: Signaling fear or threat? Carlos Crivelli
Perceptions of emotion and mind in two small scale societies Maria Gendron and Lisa F. Barrett
Getting real about faces. Alan J. Fridlund

Affect and Identity in Dynamic Contexts
Affect as a social relational quality. Christian von Scheve
Sentimental double consciousness: EPA ratings by sub-cultural identity and context. Connor Powelson
Simulating violence: Mass killings and suicide in response to threatened masculinity. Christopher D. Moore, Christabel L. Rogalin, and Bryan Cannon
Congruence vs. discrepancy in emotion norms within the family identity. Jessica A. Leveto
Amalgamated affective impressions: How consumer products modify identities. Daniel B. Shank and Rohan Lulham

Romantic Love and Cognition
The power of love within the mirror neuron system. Stephanie Cacioppo
Preferential processing of beloved-related information and task performance: Two event-related potential studies. Sandra Langeslag and Jan Van Strien
Don’t you want me, baby? Cardiac and electrocortical concomitants of romantic interest and rejection. Frederik Van der Veen, Anastasiya Burdzina, and Sandra Langeslag
Inhibitory control mechanisms implicated in the perpetration and processing of interpersonal betrayal. Erin Burdwood and Robert Simons
Love regulation strategies modulate romantic heartbreak. Michelle Sanchez and Sandra Langeslag


Poster Session 1
(posters are allotted 1.2 m2/4 ft2)


Break for lunch


Paper Sesssion 1

Affective Computing and Information Processing
RoundTable Discussion/Debate: Can we/should we build WestWorld? Jonathan Gratch, Arvid Kappas, and Craig Smith
Towards a computational transdiagnostic model of anxiety disorders: Contributions from artificial intelligence and affective computing. Eva Hudlicka
Towards an affective information-processing theory of sleep onset and insomnia. Luc Beaudoin, Sylwia Hyniewska and Célyne Bastien

Emotions in the Workplace and Education
Embodying emotions: Investigating yoga teachers’ performances of identity and emotions during teaching. Jennifer Sonne and Ingrid Erickson
Validation of the Emotional Competence Test (EMCO) to measure emotional intelligence in the workplace and its applications. Marcello Mortillaro and Katja Schlegel
Movement and emotions in higher education. Ofra Walter
Emotion management and the professional culture of administrative social workers in Russia: The common standards of emotion work and the moral mission of social care. Olga Simonova

Psychological Theory and Research
Communicating affective stance through tone of voice. Nikos Vergis and Marc Pell
Gender differences in the recognition of vocal emotions – a validation study. Adi Lausen and Annekathrin Schacht
Understanding subjective affect: The orchestral molecules of mood. Ross Buck and Jaak Panksepp
Physiological correlates of emotions “in the wild”: A case study with mountain bikers. Damien Dupre, Gawain Morrison, and Gary McKeown


Coffee break


Paper Session 2

Emotion and Cognition
Who, what, where: Differential processing of discrete emotion contexts. Eric A. Walle and Jennifer M. Knothe
Emotional norms for Russian nouns: The database ENRuN. Tatiana Sysoeva and Dmitry Lyusin
Dissociating affective and semantic valence. Assaf Kron, Oksana Itkes, Ruth Kimchi, Hadeel Haj Ali and Avia Shapiro
Affect integration: How various sources of affective input is integrated. Erkin Asutay and Daniel Västfjäll

Two-session cognitive bias modification training; Exercise interpretation bias. Charlotte Clarke and Bundy Mackintosh
Anticipatory and consummatory pleasure and displeasure in major depressive disorder: An experience sampling study. Haijing Wu, Jutta Mata, Daniella Furman, Anson Whitmer, Ian Gotlib, and Renee Thompson
Selection and implementation of emotion regulation strategies in major depressive disorder: An integrative review. Daphne Y. Liu and Renee J. Thompson

Emotions, emotional display, and coordination. Gina Eickers
Jealousy goes beyond relationships and is different from envy. Yochi Cohen-Charash, Elliott Larson, and Gerben van Kleef
Exploring appraisals associated with complex emotional blends. Weiqiang Qian, Craig Smith, and Leslie Kirby
Hurt feelings are a distinct emotion according to Lazarus’ theory on emotion - Integrating ideas and findings. David Hardecker


Executive Committee meeting


Roundtable on Emotional Tears


Conference Banquet

Friday, July 28


Plenary Session
Identities, selves and mixed emotions. Lynn Smith-Lovin


Plenary Business Meeting


Coffee break


Symposia 2

Emotional Expressions and Language Evolution
Linguistic and emotional expressions: Analogies and differences. Disa Sauter
Does the alarm calling system of putty-nosed monkeys show that emotional expressions are the building blocks of language? Kate Arnold
The referential value of emotional prosody: A comparative approach to the study of animal vocal communication. Piera Filippi
From speech act theory to affective pragmatics. Andrea Scarantino

Emotional Roots of Political Populism
Emotion and ideology. John Protevi
The contrasting emotional bases of political populism: Comparing Brazil’s 2013 protests and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Brexit vote. Gavin Sullivan
Culture and Emotions as Barriers to Environmental Change. Allison Ford and Kari Marie Norgaard
The emotional dynamics of right- and left-wing political populism. Mikko Salmela and Christian von Scheve

Challenges to Emotion Theories, Exemplified by Specific Emotions (Jealousy, Shame, Schadenfreude, and Hate)
What can jealousy tell us about theories of emotion? Christine R. Harris
When are different emotions the same? Consider shame. W. Gerrod Parrot
Schadenfreude and gluckschmerz challenge how some emotions should be characterized. Richard Smith
Long term sentiments versus short term emotions? The case of hate. Agneta Fischer
Discussant. Ira Roseman


Early Career Researchers meeting


Break for lunch (ISRE-sponsored lunch)


Paper Session 3

Emotion and Morality
Is there such a thing as genuinely moral disgust? Mara Bollard
The downside of second chances: Envy, changeability, and distributive justice. Manuel Gonzalez and Yochi Cohen-Charash
"How did you feel the last time you squashed a bug?": Compassion, moral responsibility, and the high-functioning psychopath. Katie Rapier
Situating emotions in a dual-process account of moral judgement. Daniel Shargel

History of Emotion
Affective defense: Late-antique and early medieval authors' use of emotion as proof of motives for violence. Jilana Ordman
“Mixed emotions”: The declaration of independence, adulation and outrage. Kathryn Temple
The role of emotion in the Erosion of Deference in Edwardian England. Hera Cook
Comedy and emotion in 18th-century British theater. Laura Rosenthal
Flashbulb memories: A critical construct to examine the relations between emotions and memory for collective events and an ideal field for fostering collaborations between psychologists and historians. Olivier Luminet and Spijkerman Rose

Can moods reveal aspects of the truth? Rick A. Furtak
Intention, emotion, and feeling. Corey Maley
What is a Jamesian emotion? Jordan Taylor

Recent Advances in Crying Research
Reactions to appropriate and inappropriate tears. Ursula Hess and Agneta Fischer
Making emotional faces: A study of the methodology used to assess the signal value of tears. Randy R. Cornelius, Claire Ayako Ashley, Jun A. Wang, Anne Fritzson, Samantha Thompson, Rachel Waldman, and Laura K. Smith
Interactive effects of tears and muscular facial expressions. Asmir Gračanin, Emiel Krahmer, Martijn Balsters, Dennis Küster, and Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets
Why do we cry? A laboratory investigation of the intrapersonal function of tears. Leah Sharman, Genevieve Dingle, and Eric Vanman
The facial thermography and physiology of a crier. Marc Baker


Coffee break


Paper Session 4

Emotional Development
Parent-infant communication about discrete emotions. Jennifer M. Knothe and Eric A. Walle
Emotion regulation strategies in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. Heather Nuske, Darren Hedley, Alexandra Woollacott, Phoebe Thomson, Suzanne Macari and Cheryl Dissanayake
Emotions teach: Social emotional calibration in typical and atypical development. Heather Nuske, Darren Hedley, Lacey Chetcuti, Samantha Galea and Cheryl Dissanayake
Parental emotion-related behaviors that facilitate and inhibit adolescent disclosure to parents during everyday interactions. Janice Disla and Alexandra Main

Research on Specific Emotions
From anxiety to boredom. Avraham Rot
Aristotle on anger and righteous indignation as the motives of revolution. Marta Jimenez
In which sense are collective emotions “collective”? Thinking with and about indignation. Frédéric Minner
Forgiveness and the multiple functions of anger. Antony Aumann and Zac Cogley
Independent effects of relational and practical repair on guilt. Luka Katic, Danielle M. Shore and Brian Parkinson

Emotion Regulation
Do you think you can control love? A questionnaire study on the perceived control of love. Kruti Surti and Sandra J.E. Langeslag
The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire: Croatian adaptation and conceptual validation. Igor Kardum and Asmir Gračanin
Interpersonal emotion regulation: The effect of support goals on emotion sharing. Lisanne Pauw, Disa Sauter, Gerben van Kleef and Agneta Fischer
Measurement and validation of emotion regulation in non-western culture: The case of India. Nutankumar Thingujam, Imlisongla Longkumer, Silajit Guha and Alisha Chettri
Toward an integrative typology of emotion regulators profiles. Mélanie Laberge and Michel Cossette

The Face in Context
Non-verbal behavioural signals of empathy: A coding scheme for dyadic social interactions. Christine Spencer and Gary Mckeown
Behavioral characteristics of expressive suppression during marital conflict. Katlin Bentley and Tammy English
Emotional congruency in the perception of ambiguous facial expressions. Dmitry Lyusin, Yulia Kozhukhova and Ekaterina Suchkova
Human smiles accomplish three tasks of social living. Paula Niedenthal, Adrienne Wood, Magdalena Rychlowska and Jared Martin
Disrupting facial expressions of emotion increases risk taking. Stephanie Carpenter and Paula Niedenthal

Saturday, July 29


Symposia 3

Perspectives on Affective Empathy
The self and other in empathy. Heidi Maibom
Empathy and bereavement. Kathleen Higgins
Priming the mind to see its double: Testing a Chinese version of empathy across cultures. Louise Sundararajan
Empathy and the paradox of fiction. Heleen Pott
Feelings for pictures. Jenefer Robinson

Naturalistic Assessments of Affective Evaluations and Emotion Regulation Strategy Preferences
Affect evaluation in people with and without internalizing disorders. Renee J. Thompson, Katharina Kircanski, and Ian H. Gotlib
Meta-emotions, emotional awareness, and depressive severity: An experience sampling study. Natasha Haradhvala, Haijing Wu, and Renee J. Thompson
Linking hedonic and instrumental emotion regulation goals to strategy preferences. Tammy English and Lameese Eldesouky
Emotion regulation use and effectiveness in daily life in youth at high and low familial risk for depression. Lauren M. Bylsma, Jennifer S. Silk, and Cecile D. Ladouceur

The Power and Perils of Contempt: Advances in Understanding
Dispositional contempt: Emerging insights into the contempt-prone person. Roberta A. Schriber, Joanne M. Chung, Katherine S. Sorensen, Jonas G. Miller, and Richard W. Robins
Psychological characteristics and related variables associated with higher levels of everyday contempt. Paul E. Jose, Ira J. Roseman, and Rebecca Bloore
“Little Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and ”Crooked Hillary”: The power of contempt in American electoral politics and beyond. Ira J. Roseman, David P. Redlawsk, Kyle Mattes, and Steven Katz
A multi-level investigation of attitudes toward violent and non-violent political action: Contempt distinguishes violence-supporters from violence-rejecters. Nicole Tausch, Oliver Christ, and Russell Hagen Spears
Discussant. Agneta Fischer


Coffee break


Paper Session 5

Social Exclusion
Feeling excluded? The emotional harms of social exclusion. Kate Schmidt
Is emotional behavior stimulus-driven or goal-directed? Maja Fischer, Agnes Moors, Peter Kuppens and Batja Mesquita
Dealing with other’s emotions: the effects of a listener’s social anxiety level on mimicry, contagion and experiences of the interaction partner. Corine Dijk, Agneta H. Fischer and Gerben A. van Kleef
Interoception as protection: A help against social exclusion and memory bias towards high-calorie food. Giorgia Zamariola, Olivier Luminet and Olivier Corneille
Social exclusion triggers adaptive reciprocation of emotional expressions. Michael Philipp

Facial Expression
Putting ‘context’ in context: The effects of body posture and emotion scene on adult categorization of disgust facial expressions. Peter Reschke, Eric Walle, Jennifer Knothe and Lukas Lopez
Effectiveness of a new training for multimodal emotion recognition ability. Katja Schlegel
Emotion recognition and ageing: comparing a sorting task and a labeling task. Mandy Visser, Jeesun Kim and Chris Davis
Person perception: The role of dynamic changes in facial expressions. Xia Fang, Gerben Van Kleef and Disa Sauter

Cultural Studies
“Educators” vs. “revealers”. Can emotions explain the illiberal shift in contemporary democracies? Karolina Wigura
How salient cultural concerns shape emotions: A behavioral coding study on biculturals’ emotional frame switching. Jozefien De Leersnyder and Batja Mesquita
A comparative study of embarrassment between Americans and Koreans from the ethno-linguistic perspective. Jihoon Lee
The facial expression of guilt: production and cultural differences. Eglantine Julle-Daniere, Aldert Vrij, Erik Gustafsson and Bridget Waller

Emotion and Communication
Emotional curiosity and emotional analogies provide intrinsic motivations to attend to emotion related reactions in social contexts. Gary McKeown
Emotional contagion from seeing versus hearing emotions: A comparison of adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions and neuro-typical adults. Donna Berry and Tom Holliss
The communicative effects of intergroup schadenfreude. Paton Pak Chun Yam and Brian Parkinson
From admiration to irritation: Conceptual model of compliment. Jessica Morton, Olivier Luminet and Moïra Mikolajczak


Break for lunch


Plenary Session - President's Symposium
"Crisis? What crisis? In the face of replication failures and methodological challenges, what is the role of empirical evidence for theories of emotion?" Arvid Kappas


Poster Session 2
(posters are allotted 1.2 m2/4 ft2)


Coffee break


Late-Breaking Research Session


Closing reception with light dinner