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James Gross

Professor of Psychology and, by courtesy, Professor of Philosophy
Director, Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory

James J. Gross is the Ernest R. Hilgard Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory ( James’s research focuses on emotion regulation, and he has received a number of teaching and mentoring awards, including the Stanford Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching (Stanford’s highest award for teaching), the Stanford Postdoctoral Mentoring Award (twice), the Society for Affective Science Inaugural Mentorship Award, and the APS Mentor Award from the Association for Psychological Science. 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 Honorary Doctorates from UC Louvain in Belgium and Tilburg University in the Netherlands. James has over 600 publications, which have been cited more than 200,000 times. James is co-founding President for the Society for Affective Science, Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Affective Science, and a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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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