2016

Kristen Lindquist received the "Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduates in the Advancement of Neuroscience" award from the UNC Neuroscience Club.

Kristen Lindquist and collaborator Chang S. Nam were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation entitled Advancing a situated neuroscience of emotion. The grant will fund research examining the role of the situational and cultural context in the neural representation of emotions. For more information, see here.

The lab will welcome Society for Personality and Social Psychology Summer Program for Undergraduate Research scholar Dhariyya Singhas an intern this summer!

CASL members Jennifer MacCormack, Holly Shablack, Cameron Doyle, Jenna Perry, Coco Liu and Dr. Kristen Lindquist share the CASL’s research with NC residents from across the state at the annual UNC Science Expo (see our Photos page!).

Congratulations to Andrea Zuniga, who successfully defended her senior honors thesis entitled “Individual Differences in the Embodiment of Emotion.”

Congratulations to Jared Scruggs, who successfully defended his senior honors thesis entitled “Know Yourself: Effects of Interoception and Emotion Conceptualization on Anxiety .”

Congratulations to Dr. Elise Rice, who successfully defended her dissertation! Dr. Rice will begin a postdoctoral position at the National Cancer Institute in May.

First-year PhD student Cameron Doyle and in-coming PhD student Joseph Leshin both received Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation for their Graduate Research Fellowship proposals!

Elise Rice accepts a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Congrats, Elise!

Kristen Lindquist and collaborator Misha Becker speak to the UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities about their interdisciplinary research on children’s acquisition of emotion words. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Kristen Lindquist was awarded a 2016 Johnston Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Lindquist will be recognized at half-time at the UNC-Pitt game!

2015

Congrats to Cameron Doyle for receiving an American Psychological Association of Graduate Students/Psi Chi Honor Society Junior Scientist Fellowship for her research on language and emotion perception!

Congrats to Andrea Zuniga and Jared Scruggs who received David Bray Peele Memorial Research awards for conducting their senior honors thesis research in the lab!

The lab’s research on how language contributes to our emotions is discussed in “Buzz Words,” an article in New Scientist magazine.

Cameron Doyle, Jennifer MacCormack, Holly Shablack, and Kristen Lindquist shared the science of emotion with North Carolina K-12 teachers at the annual Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN)'s event (see our Photos page!). SciREN connects local NC STEM researchers and educators to foster the dissemination of current research and to enhance the science literacy of K-12 students in the state of North Carolina. Please contact us at casl@unc.edu for information about lesson plans on emotion research that can be used in your classroom!

Congrats to Cameron Doyle for receiving a Diversity Travel Award to present her research at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology!

Congrats to Holly Shablack for receiving a Diversity Travel Award to present her research at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology!

Cameron Doyle became a PhD student in the CASL!

Kristen Lindquist received the "Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduates in the Advancement of Neuroscience" award from the UNC Neuroscience Club.

Brian Davis defended his Honors thesis entitled "Embodied emotion concepts and aging: Interoceptive differences in older versus younger adults’ emotion concepts." See Brian presenting his poster at the annual Psychology Honors conference on our Photos page.

Congratulations to lab members Jennifer MacCormack and Cameron Doyle for Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation for their Graduate Research Fellowship proposals and to Michael Parrish for receiving an NSF GRF!

Kristen Lindquist , Mitch Prinstein, Donna Gilleskie and Camelia Kuhnen received a UNC Arts and Sciences Grant for Interdisciplinary Initiatives to examine the role of affective brain networks in adolescent peer influence.

Kristen Lindquist and Misha Becker, from the Linguistics Department, received a "Fostering Interdisciplinary Research Explorations" Grant from UNC to examine children’s development of the verbal and perceptual correlates of emotion.

New paper on the link between morality and emotions by Daryl Cameron, Kristen Lindquist, and Kurt Gray was discussed in Salon.
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PhD student, Jennifer MacCormack, received a Dashiell Research Travel Award from the Department of Psychology to present her research at the annual meeting of the Society for Affective Science. Congrats, Jenn!

2014

Honors thesis student, Brian Davis, received a grant from the Lindquist (no relation!) Undergraduate Excellence Fund to present his research at the annual meeting of the Society for Affective Science. Congrats, Brian!

Brian Davis received an Honors Undergraduate Research Award from Honors Carolina. The award will support his senior Honors thesis assessing the role of the body in emotion concept knowledge. Congrats, Brian!

Holly Shablack, Jennifer MacCormack, and Kristen Lindquist shared the CASL's research with local K-12 teachers at the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN)'s event (see our Photos page!). SciREN connects local NC STEM researchers and educators to foster the dissemination of current research and to enhance the science literacy of K-12 students in the state of North Carolina. Please contact us at casl@unc.edu for information about lesson plans on emotion research that can be used in your classroom!

The Carolina Affective Science Lab welcomed new PhD student Holly Shablack to the lab!

Kristen Lindquist starts emotionnews.org, a new blog about the science of emotion, with collaborator Eliza Bliss-Moreau.

Kristen Lindquist receives a grant from the University of North Carolina Research Council to study how meditation training increases the differentiation of negative v. positive emotions.

Lindsay Wright defended her Honors thesis entitled "Baseline affective experiences and valence asymmetry in emotional differentiation." See Lindsay presenting her poster at the annual Psychology Honors conference on our Photos page.

Kristen Lindquist's research on the brain basis of emotion was discussed in the Association for Psychological Science's magazine, The Observer.
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Caitlin Mason defended her Honors thesis entitled "Knowledge is precision: Conceptual complexity and positive emotion differentiation." See Caitlin presenting her poster at the annual Psychology Honors conference on our Photos page.

Kent Lee received an Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Kent's research assesses how individuals interpret negative feelings as prejudice towards out-group members.

Kristen Lindquist's research on language and emotion was discussed in the New York Times.
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Kristen Lindquist discussed her research on language and emotion in the German podcast, Deustschlandfunk.
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2013

Kristen Lindquist discussed research on the brain basis of emotion in the International Society for Research on Emotion's magazine, Emotion Researcher.
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Kristen Lindquist discussed the future of emotion research in the Association for Psychological Science's magazine, The Observer.
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Jennifer MacCormack received an American Psychological Association Psi Chi Junior Scientist fellowship for her research on the role of body states in emotions.

The Carolina Affective Science Lab welcomed full-time Research Assistant Jeffrey Brooks to the lab!

The Carolina Affective Science Lab welcomed new PhD student Jennifer MacCormack to the lab!

Kristen Lindquist received the "Faculty Research Mentor" Award from the UNC Undergraduate Psychology Club.

Kristen Lindquist was named a "Rising Star in Psychological Science" by the Association for Psychological Science.
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Kristen Lindquist's research on the psychological construction of emotion was discussed in Carolina Scientific, UNC's undergraduate research magazine. The article was written by Cameron Doyle, a Research Assistant in the CASL and UNC Senior.
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2012

The Carolina Affective Science Lab opened its doors at UNC Chapel Hill.