In Press

Stellar, J. E. & Willer, R. (in press). Unethical and Inept? The influence of moral information on perceived competence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Stellar, J. E., Gordon, A. M., Anderson, C. L., Piff, P. K., McNeil, G. D. & Keltner, D. (in press). Awe and humility, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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


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.