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Lisa Anne Williams

Lisa Anne Williams

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My research focuses on the interplay between emotions and intrapersonal, interpersonal, and intergroup behavior. Much of my research focuses on "social emotions" such as pride and gratitude and how these emotions guide adaptive behavior. For instance, my colleagues and I have shown that pride motivates goal pursuit and leadership behaviors, acting as a mechanism by which individuals can garner social esteem. We have also shown that gratitude can increase affiliative (and decrease selfish) behavior.

Other research interests include the role of emotion expression in guiding person perception, intergroup attitudes, and negotiation.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences

Journal Articles:

  • Dasgupta, N., DeSteno, D., Williams, L. A., & Hunsinger, M. (2009). Fanning the flames of prejudice: The influence of specific incidental emotions on implicit prejudice. Emotion, 9, 585-591.
  • DeSteno, D., Bartlett, M. Y., Baumann, J., Williams, L. A., & Dickens, L. (2010). Gratitude as moral sentiment: Emotion-guided cooperation in economic exchange. Emotion, 2, 289-293.
  • Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2010). Pride in parsimony. Emotion Review, 2, 180-181.
  • Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2009). Pride: Adaptive social emotion or seventh sin? Psychological Science, 20, 284-288.
  • Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2008). Pride and perseverance: The motivational function of pride. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 1007-1017.

Courses Taught:

  • Honours Elective in Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology (Social Psychology component)
  • Social Psychology (3rd year level)

Lisa Anne Williams
School of Psychology, Mathews Building
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052

  • Phone: (61-2) 9385 1643
  • Fax: (61-2) 9385-3641

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