Society Leadership

Barbara Fredrickson, President [website]

Paula Niedenthal, Past President [website]

Elaine Fox, President Elect [website]

Leah Somerville, Treasurer [website]

Christopher Oveis, Treasurer Elect [website]

Terry Maroney, Secretary [website]

Maital Neta, Member at Large [website]

Michelle “Lani” Shiota, Member at Large [website]

Rachael Jack, 2021 Conference Program Chair [website]

Olivia Zhao, 2020-2021 Student Representative

Chair: Rachael Jack, University of Glasgow [email]

Jean-Julien Aucouturier, CNRS/Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music

Stephanie Carpenter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Luke Chang, Dartmouth College

Maria Gendron, Yale University

Sara Levens, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Andrea Samson, University of Fribourg

Jen Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles

Adrienne Wood, University of Virginia

Hongbo Yu, University of California, Santa Barbara

Past Co-Chair: Tammy English, Washington University in St. Louis

Past Co-Chair: Amitai Shenhav, Brown University

Chair: Ajay Satpute, Northeastern University [email]

Chair-Elect: Aaron Heller, University of Miami

Past Chair: Maital Neta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Co-Chair: Paula Niedenthal, University of Wisconsin-Madison [email]

Co-Chair: Maital Neta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln [email]

Barbara Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Maria Gendron, Yale University

Lasana Harris, University College London

M. Justin Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Chair: Nicole Giuliani, University of Oregon [email]

Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles

Luis Flores, Queen’s University

Past Chair: Hedy Kober, Yale University

Co-Chair: Sara Levens, University of North Carolina at Charlotte [email]

Co-Chair: Stephanie Carpenter, University of Michigan [email]

Steven Most, University of New South Wales

Nicole Roberts, Arizona State University

Jolie Wormwood, University of New Hampshire

Chair: Carien van Reekum, University of Reading [email]

Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California

Luke Chang, Dartmouth College

Yulia Chentsova-Dutton, Georgetown University

Past Chair: Barbara L. Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Co-Chair: Jasmine Mote, Tufts University [email]

Co-Chair: Jennifer MacCormack, University of Pittsburgh [email]

Adrienne Wood, University of Virginia

Elise Kalokerinos, University of Melbourne

Rachel Aaron, Johns Hopkins University

Jenna Gilchrist, University of Waterloo

Sarah Pressman, University of California, Irvine

Oriana Aragón, Clemson University 

Past Chair: Eliza Bliss-Moreau, University of California, Davis

Chair: M. Justin Kim, Sungkyunkwan University [email]

Jeffrey Girard, Carnegie Mellon University

Past Chair: Peter Sokol-Hessner, University of Denver

Past Chair: Lisa Williams, UNSW Sydney

Chair: Olivia Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison [email]

Angela Smith, University of Toronto

Past Chair: Catie Brown, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Founders: Lisa Feldman Barrett and James Gross

Past Presidents:

2014: James Gross

2015: Lisa Feldman Barrett

2016: Wendy Berry Mendes

2017: Kevin Ochsner

2018: Ann Kring

2019: Robert Levenson

2020: Paula Niedenthal

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