Stellar, J. E. (in press). Awe helps us remember why it is important to forget the self. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.


Paulson, S., Sideris, L., Stellar, J. E., & Valdesolo, P. (2020). Beyond oneself: the ethics and psychology of awe. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Advance online publication.

Debrot, A., Stellar, J.E., MacDonald, G., Keltner, D., Impett, E.A. (2020). Is Touch in Romantic Relationships Universally Beneficial for Well-Being? Exploring the Role of Avoidant Attachment Style. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Online first

Park, Y., Visserman, M. L., Sisson, N., Le, B. M., Stellar, J.E., & Impett, E. A. (2020). How can I thank you? Highlighting the benefits or costs when expressing gratitude. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Online first

Côté, S., Stellar, J. E., Willer, R., Forbes, R. C., Martin, S., & Bianchi, E. C. (2020). High SES Individuals from Privileged Backgrounds Report Uniquely High Feelings of Entitlement.Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Advance online publication.

Le, B., Côté, S., Stellar, J. E., & Impett, E. A. (2020). Empathic Accuracy for Negative Emotions: Contrasting the Detection of a Romantic Partner’s Appeasement and Dominant Emotions. Psychological Science. 31(6), 607–622.

Stellar, J. E, Anderson, C.A., Gatchpazian, A. (2020). Profiles in empathy: Different empathic responses to emotional and physical suffering. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 149(7), 1398–1416. 


Stellar, J. E. & Gordon, A.M. (2019). Awe, compassion, and gratitude. In A. Scarantino (Ed.), Handbook of Emotion Theory.

Painter, J. M., Stellar, J. E., Moran, E. K. & Kring, A. M (2019). A Multicomponent Approach Towards Understanding Emotion Regulation in Schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 75(1), 178-189.


Stellar, J. E. & Willer, R. (2018). Unethical and Inept? The influence of moral information on perceived competence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 114(2), 195-210.

Stellar, J. E., Gordon, A. M., Anderson, C. L., Piff, P. K., McNeil, G. D. & Keltner, D. (2018). Awe and humility, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 14(2), 258-269.


Stellar, J. E. & Keltner, D. (2017). Compassion in the Autonomic Nervous System: The Role of the Vagus Nerve. In P. Gilbert (Ed.), Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications. New York: Routledge.

Stellar, J. E., Gordon, A., Piff, P. K., Anderson, C.L., Cordaro, D., Bai, Y. & Maruskin, L. & Keltner, D. (2017). Self-transcendent emotions and their social functions: Compassion, gratitude, and awe bind us to others through prosociality. Emotion Review. 9(3), 200-207.

Bai, Y., Maruskin, L. A., Chen, S., Gordon, A. M., Stellar, J. E., McNeil, G. D., Peng, K., & Keltner, D. (2017). Experience of awe and the small self: Universal and variations in a collective emotion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 185-209.


Gordon*, A. M., Stellar*, J.E., Anderson, C. L., McNeil, G. D., Loew, D., Keltner, D. (2016). The dark side of the sublime: Distinguishing a threat-based variant of awe. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 310-328. [*Equals co-first authorship].


Stellar, J. E., Cohen, A., Oveis, C. & Keltner, D. (2015). Affective and physiological responses to the suffering of others: Compassion and vagal activity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 108(4), 572-585.

Stellar, J. E., John-Henderson, N., Anderson, C. L., Gordon, A. McNeil, G. D. & Keltner, D. (2015). Positive affect and markers of inflammation: Discrete positive emotions predict lower levels of inflammatory cytokines. Emotion. 15(2), 129-133.

John-Henderson, N., Stellar, J. E., Mendoza-Denton, R., & Francis, D. D. (2015). Socioeconomic status and social support: Social support reduces inflammatory reactivity for individuals whose early-life socioeconomic status was low. Psychological Science. 26(10), 1620-1629.

John-Henderson, N., Stellar, J. E., Mendoza-Denton, R., & Francis, D. D. (2015). The role of the ‘other’ in shaping inflammatory responses to social-evaluative threat. Biological Psychology. 110, 134-137.


Stellar, J. E. & Willer, R. (2014). The Corruption of value: Negative moral associations diminish the value of money. Social Psychological and Personality Science5, 60-66.

Stellar, J. E., Feinberg, M., & Keltner, D. (2014) When the selfish suffer: Evidence for selective prosocial emotional and physiological responses to suffering egoists. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(2), 140-147.

Stellar, J. E. & Keltner, D. (2014). Compassion. In M. Tugade, L. Shiota, & L. Kirby (Eds). Handbook of Positive Emotion, New York: Guilford Press.


Stellar, J. E., Manzo, V. M., Kraus, M. W., & Keltner, D. (2012). Compassion and class: Socioeconomic factors predict compassionate responding. Emotion, 12, 449-459.

Feinberg, M., Willer, R., Stellar, J. E., & Keltner, D. (2012). The virtues of gossip: Reputational information sharing as prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1015-1030.


Stellar, J. E. & White D. J. (2010). Social influences on territory choice in female green anole lizards (anolis carolinensis). Behavioural Processes,83, 282–286.


Rozin, P. & Stellar, J. E. (2009). Posthumous events affect rated quality and happiness of lives. Journal of Decision Making, 4, 273-279.

McCauley, C. & Stellar, J. E. (2009). U.S. Muslims after 9/11: Poll Trends2001-2007. Perspectives on Terrorism, 3, 35-47.