2014

Kristen Lindquist and Elise Rice received 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." Congrats, Lindsay!

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." Congrats, Caitlin!

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 "Best 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.