Lisa Feldman Barrett, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory (IASLab) at Northeastern University, with research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from both psychological and neuroscience perspectives. Dr. Barrett is the recipient of numerous research awards, including the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for her transformative research on emotion. Her research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation for almost 20 years, and her lab is currently supported by these federal agencies, as well as by the Mind and Life Institute, the U.S. Army Research Institute, and the Templeton Foundation. Dr. Barrett is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, as well as several other scientific societies. In addition to publishing over 180 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, Dr. Barrett has authored a White Paper on the science of emotion for the National Research Council, has testified before Congress in support of basic behavioral research funding and has edited five volumes, including the 3rd and 4th editions of the Handbook of Emotion. Her upcoming book, How emotions are made: The new science of mind and brain, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017.
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