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: Holly Shablack is named a Dean’s Graduate Fellow and Joseph Leshin received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. See more lab News.