Research Projects

  • The influence of social emotions (e.g., pride, gratitude) in intrapersonal domains (goal pursuit, resilience, wellbeing), interpersonal domains (trust, negotiation, leadership), and intergroup domains (status, attitudes, intergroup aggression).
  • The processes by which expressions of emotion signal traits of the expresser (e.g., gratitude expressions signal interpersonal warmth, pride signals competence) and how inferences of these traits in turn drive interpersonal behavior.
  • The role of anticipatory, current, and reflected emotions in driving prosocial, community-oriented behavior (e.g., blood donation, voting).

RESEARCH FUNDING

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AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (LP140100034)

The emotional psychology of blood donors: Understanding and using the affective key to donor return

CIs: Lisa A. Williams, Barbara Masser
Partner: Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Funding Scheme: Linkage Project
ARC funded amount: $392,000
Blood Service (cash and in-kind): $968,000
January 2015 – December 2017

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AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (DP103102110)

To be or not to be proud: Identifying the functionality of pride in intergroup settings

 

CI: Lisa Williams  PI: David DeSteno
Funding Scheme: Discovery Project
Funded amount: $190,000
January 2013 – December 2015

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AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (DP130104468)

Emotional responses to comparisons in romantic relationships: Implications for relationship wellbeing

CIs: Rebecca Pinkus, Lisa Williams, Joseph Ciarrochi, Julie Fitness  PI: Sandra Murray
Funding Scheme: Discovery Project
Funded amount: $223,568
January 2013 – December 2015

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AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE COLLABORATION GRANT

The role of pride in motivating and maintaining blood donations

CI: Lisa Williams
Funding Scheme: Donor & Community Research
Funded amount: $19,900
July 2012-June 2013