We study the processes that give rise to emotions

Welcome to the Carolina Affective Science Lab. Our research demonstrates that emotions are the products of more basic psychological “ingredients” that correspond to networks in the brain that interact differently across contexts and people. We are interested in how body states and people’s knowledge about emotions alter their experiences of emotion and how they see emotions in others. Learn more about specific projects by visiting our Research page or by browsing our Publications page. Check out our Photos page for lab activities and events and see here for information on how to Join the lab.

Recent lab news: Kent Lee had a paper accepted at Emotion and Cameron Doyle had a paper accepted at The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Jennifer MacCormack received a NRSA Pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Aging. See more lab News.