PhD, University of Chicago, 2004
Office: (603) 646-3123, Moore 356
Lab: Moore 209-213
Social Psychology Network: http://norris.socialpsychology.org/
The focus of my research is to better understand basic emotional processes, or how we respond to emotional stimuli and events that we encounter in the world. I am particularly interested in how these emotional processes interact with the social context to produce adaptive responses, and what value other people have for our own emotional states. Specifically, I use neuroimaging and psychophysiological methodologies to investigate questions about the negativity bias, loneliness and social rejection, and race bias and stereotypes.
Norris, C. J., Gollan, J., Berntson, G. G., & Cacioppo, J. T. (in press). The current status of research on the structure of affective space. Biological Psychology: Special Issue on Emotion.
Cacioppo, J. T., Norris, C. J., Decety, J., Monteleone, G., & Nusbaum, H. C. (2009). In the eye of the beholder: Individual differences in perceived social isolation predict regional brain activation to social stimuli. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 83-92.
Larsen, J.T., Norris, C.J., McGraw, A.P., Hawkley, L.C., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2009). The evaluative space grid: A single-item measure of positivity and negativity. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 453-480.
Norris, C. J., Larsen, J. T., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2007). Neuroticism is associated with larger and more prolonged electrodermal responses to emotionally evocative pictures. Psychophysiology, 44, 823-826.
Norris, C. J., Chen, E. E., Zhu, D. C., Small, S. L., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2004). The interaction of social and emotional processes in the brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 1818
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