Emotion and cognition, forecasting, optimism.
The underlying premise of our research is that emotional processes are the foundation of behavior and thought. We examine the role of affective reactions and emotions in how people think about the future and what they think will happen to them in the future. We are also investigating when and why particular emotions might improve functioning and decision making.
Ggraduate student collaborator. PPostdoctoral scholar. UUndergraduate student collaborator.
Lench, H. C., GTibbett, T. P., PBench, S. W. (in press). Exploring the toolkit of emotion: What do sadness and anger do for us? Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
GKaplan, R. L., Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., & Safer, M. A. (in press). Forgetting feelings: Opposite biases in memory for emotion and mood. Emotion.
GDarbor, K. E., Lench, H. C., GDavis, W. E., & Hicks, J. A. (in press). Awe and wonder. Cognition and Emotion.
GTibbett, T. P., & Lench, H. C. (2015). When do feelings help us? The interpersonal function of emotion. Advances in Psychology Research (vol. 107), pp 1-10. New York: Nova Science.
Lench, H. C., GBench, S. W., & Davis, E. (2015). Distraction from emotional information reduces biased judgments. Cognition and Emotion.
GBench, S. W., Lench, H. C., Liew, J., Miner, K., & GFlores, S. A. (2015). Gender gaps in overestimation of math performance. Sex Roles, 72, 536-546.
Lench, H. C., Domsky, D., Smallman, R., & GDarbor, K. E. (2015). Beliefs in moral luck:When and why blame hinges on luck. British Journal of Psychology, 106, 272-287. GBench, S. W., GYaugher, A. C., & Lench, H. C. (2015). Method of induction could impact emotional outcomes: Comment on Markey, Chin, Vanepps, and Loewenstein (2014). Perceptual and Motor Skills, 120, 556-559.
GBench, S. W.*, Lench, H. C.*, GDarbor, K. E., & UMoore, M. (2015). A functionalist manifesto: Goal-related discrete emotions from an evolutionary perspective. Emotion Review, 7, 90-98. (*authors contributed equally)
Lench, H. C., & GBench, S. W. (2015). Strength of affective reaction as a signal to think carefully. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 220-235.
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Accepting Students 2017-2018