I am a personality psychologist interested in emotion. I do research on such topics as emotion/cognition interactions, emotional aging, emotion regulation, and subjective well being. My current work is funded by NIA and NIGMS. I currently serve as a member of the Publication Committee of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. I am fellow of both APA and APS, serve on several journal editoral boards, and am currently serving as Chair of the Psychology Department at Washington University. I am listed on http://isihighlycited.com/ among the 250 most highly cited psychologists in a 20-year period.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Evolution and Genetics
- Health Psychology
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Nonverbal Behavior
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
- Eid, M., & Larsen, R. J. (2007). The science of subjective well-being. New York: Guilford.
- Larsen, R. J., & Buss, D. M. (2008). Personality psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature (3rd edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Buss, D. M., & Larsen, R. J., Westen, D., & Semmelroth, J. (1992). Sex differences in jealousy: Evolution, physiology, and psychology. Psychological Science, 3(4), 251-255.
- Duchek, J. M., Balota, D. A., Storandt, M., & Larsen, R. J. (in press). The power of personality in discriminating between healthy aging and early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Gereontology.
- Gray, J. R., Burgess, G. C., Schaefer, A., Yarkoni, T., & Larsen, R. J. (2005). Affective personality differences in neural processing efficiency confirmed using fMRI. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neurosciences, 5, 182-190.
- Larsen, R. J., Mercer, K. A., & Balota, D. A. (2006). Lexical characteristics of words used in emotional Stroop experiments. Emotion, 6(1), 62-72.
- Larsen, R. J., Mercer, K. A., Balota, D. A. & Strube, M. J. (in press). Not all negative words slow down lexical decision and naming speed: Importance of word arousal.
- Nuetzel, E. J., Larsen, R. J., & Prizmic, Z. (in press). The dynamics of empirically derived factors in the therapeutic relationship. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.Psychological Methods, 11(1), 112-118.
- Rusting, C. L., & Larsen, R. J. (1998). Personality and cognitive processing of affective information. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24(2), 200-213.
- Zelenski, J. M., & Larsen, R. J. (2000). The distribution of basic emotions in everyday life: A state and trait perspective from experience sampling data. Journal of Research in Personality, 34(2), 178-197.
- Zelenski, J. M., & Larsen, R. J. (1999). Susceptibility to affect: A comparison of three personality taxonomies. Journal of Personality, 67(5), 761-791.
- Larsen, R. J. (in press). Affect intensity: Individual differences in emotional response. In M. R. Leary & R. H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences. New York: Guilford.
- Larsen, R. J. (2007). Applications of within-person covariation analyses to affect. In A. D. Ong & M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology (pp. 339-348). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Larsen, R. J. (2004). Emotion and cognition: The case of automatic vigilance. Psychological Science Agenda, 18(11). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/psa/sb-larsen.html
- Larsen, R. J., & Augustine, A. A. (in press). Basic personality dispositions related to approach and avoidance: Extraversion/neuroticism, BIS/BAS, and positive/negative affect. In A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation (pp. XX). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Contemporary Issues in Personality Psychology
- Intro to Personality Psychology
- Positive Psychology
- Research Ethics
Randy J. Larsen
Department of Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Box 1125
St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
- Phone: (314) 935-8560
- Fax: (314) 935-7588