Emotion Group Meetings

The Emotion Group was originally formed as an activity for the trainees appointed to the Training Program in Emotion Research.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about and discussing emotion research is welcome to attend.  If you would like to be added or removed from the email announcement list, please contact us at emotiont32grant@bi.wisc.edu. To view past Emotion Group schedules, visit the Emotion Group Archives.

Schedule of Emotion Group Meetings for Fall 2021: 

Tuesday, October 19th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Ashley Ruba

Topic: Machine Learning and Facial Expressions


Le Mau, T., Hoemann, K., Lyons, S. H., Fugate, J., Brown, E. N., Gendron, M., & Barrett, L. F. (2021). Professional actors demonstrate variability, not stereotypical expressions, when portraying emotional states in photographs. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25352-6

Cowen, A. S., Keltner, D., Schroff, F., Jou, B., Adam, H., & Prasad, G. (2021). Sixteen facial expressions occur in similar contexts worldwide. Nature589(7841), 251-257. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-3037-7

Meeting link: Zoom

Tuesday, November 16th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Andrea Stein

Topic: How Computational Modeling Might Help Us Advance Mechanistic Research in Emotional Development

Article: To be distributed via email, as this is a work in progress.

Stein, A.G., & Pollak, S.D. The potential of computational models of emotional development [Work in progress]. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Meeting link: Zoom

Tuesday, December 7th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Hannah Moshontz de la Rocha

Topic: Language Analysis in Psychology


Boyd, R. L., & Schwartz, H. A. (2021). Natural language analysis and the psychology of verbal behavior: The past, present, and future states of the field. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 40(1), 21–41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X20967028

Meeting link: Zoom

Schedule of Emotion Group Meetings for Spring 2022: 

Monday, February 14th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Camille Williams

Topic: Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology


Meeting link: Zoom

Monday, March 7th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Katie Pereira

Topic: Emotion Regulation in African Americans Across the Lifespan


Wilson, T., & Gentzler, A. (2021) Emotion regulation and coping with racial stressors among African Americans across the lifespan. Developmental Review, 61, 100967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2021.100967.

Meeting link: Zoom

Monday, April 4th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Ryan Hampton

Topic: Studying Emotions and Emotion-Regulation with EEG: An Intro to the Late Positive Potential


Moran, T. P., Jendrusina, A. A., & Moser, J. S. (2013). The psychometric properties of the late positive potential during emotion processing and regulation. Brain Research, 1516, 66–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2013.04.018

Cacioppo, J. T., Crites, S. L., Jr, Gardner, W. L., & Bernston, G. G. (1994). Bioelectrical echoes from evaluative categorizations: I. A late positive brain potential that varies as a function of trait negativity and extremity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology67(1), 115–125. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.67.1.115

Meeting link: Zoom

Monday, April 25th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Richard Davidson

Topic: Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion – post mortem

Articles: None

Meeting link: Zoom

Monday, May 9th, 9:00-10:00am

Discussion Leader: Danielle Carrol

Topic: Stress and Stress Resilience


Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2005). Stress-induced immune dysfunction: implications for health. Nature Reviews Immunology5(3), 243–251. https://doi.org/10.1038/nri1571

Crum, A. J., Akinola, M., Martin, A., & Fath, S. (2017). The role of stress mindset in shaping cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses to challenging and threatening stress. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 30(4), 379–395. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2016.1275585

Meeting link: Zoom

Questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to Jane Lambert at emotiont32grant@bi.wisc.edu.