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Christine Harris

Christine Harris

I am interested in the function and effects of a number of different specific emotions (particularly, jealousy, embarrassment, shame, envy, and humor) as well as the role of such emotions in health and well-being. I am also interested in how emotional states interact with processes of cognition and judgment.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Journal Articles:

  • Harris, C. R. (2004). The evolution of jealousy. American Scientist, 92, 62-71.
  • Harris, C. R. (2003). A review of sex differences in sexual jealousy, including self-report data, psychophysiological responses, interpersonal violence, and morbid jealousy. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 102-128.
  • Harris, C. R. (2003). Factors associated with jealousy over real and imagined infidelity: An examination of the social-cognitive and evolutionary psychology perspectives. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 319-329.
  • Harris, C. R. (2002). Sexual and romantic jealousy in heterosexual and homosexual adults. Psychological Science, 13, 7-12.
  • Harris, C. R. (2001). Cardiovascular responses of embarrassment and effects of emotional suppression in a social setting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 886-897.
  • Harris, C. R. (2000). Psychophysiological responses to imagined infidelity: The specific innate modular view of jealousy reconsidered. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 1082-1091.
  • Harris, C. R. (1999). The mystery of ticklish laughter. American Scientist, 87, 344-351.
  • Harris, C. R., & Alvarado, N. (in press). Facial expressions, smile types, and self-report during humor, tickle, and pain. Cognition and Emotion.
  • Harris, C. R., & Christenfeld, N. (1999). Can a machine tickle? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 6, 504-510.
  • Harris, C. R., & Christenfeld, N. (1996). Jealousy and rational responses to infidelity across gender and culture. Psychological Science, 7, 378-379.
  • Harris, C. R., & Pashler, H. E. (2004). Attention and the processing of emotional words and names: Not so special after all. Psychological Science, 15, 171-178.
  • Harris, C. R., Pashler, H. E., & Coburn, N. (2004). Moray revisited: High-priority affective stimuli and visual search. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57, 1-31.

Courses Taught:

  • Graduate Course on Emotion
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • The Psychology of Emotion

Christine Harris
Department of Psychology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0109
United States

  • Phone: (858) 822-4507
  • Fax: (858) 534-7190

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