Publications

Self-Transcendent Emotions

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

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.

Awe

Stellar, J. E. (2021). Awe helps us remember why it is important to forget the self. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Advance online publication.

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.

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.

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].

Compassion & Empathy

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

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

Gratitude

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

General Emotions

Xu, Stellar, & Xu .(2021). The Evolution of Emotion Semantics. Cognition. Online first Publication

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.

Morality

Forbes, R. & Stellar J. E. (2021). When the Ones We Love Misbehave: Exploring Moral Processes within Intimate Bonds. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Online first Publication.

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

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.

Health & Well-being

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

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). The role of the ‘other’ in shaping inflammatory responses to social-evaluative threat. Biological Psychology. 110, 134-137.

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

Social Class

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.

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.

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

Other

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

McCauley, C. & Stellar, J. E. (2009). U.S. Muslims after 9/11: Poll Trends 2001-2007. Perspectives on Terrorism, 3, 35-47.