Society Leadership

Paula Niedenthal, President [website]

Robert Levenson, Past President [website]

Barbara Fredrickson, President Elect [website]

Leah Somerville, Treasurer [website]

Terry Maroney, Secretary [website]

Dan Foti, Member at Large [website]

Maital Neta, Member at Large [website]

Tammy English, 2020 Program Co-Chair [website]

Amitai Shenhav, 2020 Program Co-Chair [website]

Catie Brown, 2019-2020 Student Representative

Co-Chair: Tammy English, Washington University in St. Louis [email]

Co-Chair: Amitai Shenhav, Brown University [email]

Karen Bales, University of California, Davis

Luke Chang, Dartmouth College

Claudia Haase, Northwestern University

Rachael Jack, University of Glasgow

Sara Levens, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Yuri Miyamoto, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chris Oveis, University of California, San Diego

Andrea Samson, Swiss Distance Learning University; University of Fribourg

Jen Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles

Past Chair: Renee Thompson, Washington University in St. Louis

Co-Chair: Nicole Giuliani, University of Oregon [email]

Co-Chair: Hedy Kober, Yale University [email]

Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles

Luis Flores, Queen’s University

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

Joe Mikels, DePaul University

Hideki Ohira, Nagoya University

Maya Tamir, The Hebrew University

Christian Waugh, Wake Forest University

Chair: Barbara L. Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [email]

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

Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California

Ann Kring, University of California, Berkeley

Luke Chang, Dartmouth College

Past Chair: Paula Niedenthal, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-Chair: Eliza Bliss-Moreau, University of California, Davis [email]

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

Adrienne Wood, University of Virginia

Elise Kalokerinos, University of Melbourne

Jared Martin, New York University

Lauren Heathcote, Stanford University

Rachel Aaron, Johns Hopkins University

Past Chair: Erika Siegel, University of California, San Francisco

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: Catie Brown, University of Nebraska-Lincoln [email]

Olivia Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Angela Smith, University of Toronto

Past Chair: Katie Hoemann, Northeastern University

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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