Lisa Feldman Barrett

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Lisa Feldman Barrett is a Distinguished Professor in psychology at Northeastern University, as well as the director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory. Barrett is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Emotion Review. Previously, Barrett held positions at Boston College and Pennsylvania State University. Barrett completed her undergraduate studies at University of Toronto and her Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo.

Barrett’s work focuses on affective science, or in lay terms, the study of emotion. Barrett is interested in the psychological construction of emotion, arguing that emotions are created between physical phenomena in the body, the environment, and cultural factors. In her book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Barrett further explores and shares insights from her extensive research in the science of emotion. Most recently, Barrett’s Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain attempts to demystify the human brain and dispel popular myths regarding the brain.

For her work, Barrett has received awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Institute of Health Director’s Pioneer Award.

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According to Wikipedia, Lisa Feldman Barrett is a distinguished professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where she focuses on affective science. She is a director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory. Along with James Russell, she is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Emotion Review. Along with James Gross, she founded the Society for Affective Science.

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