In Press

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

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

Stellar, J. E. & Keltner, D. (in press). Physiological responses to others in need: The role of the parasympathetic system in compassion. In P. Gilbert (Ed). Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications.


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. [*Equals co-first authorship]. Online first Publication


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. Online First Publication.

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. Online First Publication.


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.