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James Gross

Professor of Psychology
Director, Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory

James Gross is the Ernest R. Hilgard Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. James earned his BA in philosophy from Yale University and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on emotion regulation, and he has received a number of teaching awards, including the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Stanford Postdoctoral Mentoring Award (twice), and Stanford’s highest teaching award, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching.  James also has received research awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from UC Louvain, Belgium. James has over 500 publications, which have been cited over 150,000 times. James is founding President for the Society for Affective Science, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Affective Science, and a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. 


BA, Philosophy and Psychology, Yale University, 1987
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Graduate Visiting Student, Linacre College, Oxford University, 1988


Emotion Regulation
Emotion coherence
Specific emotion regulation strategies (reappraisal, suppression)
Automatic emotion regulation
Social anxiety


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