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Group leader: Klaus Scherer

Group name: Geneva Emotion Research Group

Affiliation: Psychology

Research activities:

image The members of our group work on theoretical development and empirical research in the affective sciences. We conduct research into many aspects of emotions, with special emphasis on 1) emotion-constituent appraisal processes, 2) expression of emotion and stress in voice and speech, 3) facial expression of emotion, 3) central and peripheral physiological reaction patterns, and 4) subjective experience of emotional processes. Our research methods include experimental studies in both laboratory and field settings, using emotion induction and sampling of naturalistic emotions, as well as computer-simulation approaches. In addition to conducting basic research on emotional processes, members of our group are also involved in a number of applied projects.

Group website: http://www.unige.ch/fapse/emotion/

Selected Publications:

  • Scherer, K. R. (2005). What are emotions? And how can they be measured?". Social Science Information, 44(4), 693-727.
  • Scherer, K. R. (2003). Vocal communication of emotion: A review of research paradigms. Speech Communication, 40, 227-256.
  • Scherer, K. R. (2001). Appraisal considered as a process of multi-level sequential checking. In K. R. Scherer, A. Schorr, & T. Johnstone (Eds.). Appraisal processes in emotion: Theory, Methods, Research (pp. 92-120). New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Contact:
Psychology and Education Sciences, FAPSE
Email: Klaus (dot) Scherer (at) unige (dot) ch