Editors’ Column

The new editors discuss the past, present, and future of Emotion Researcher.

2017 ISRE Meeting

A message from the Host of the 2017 ISRE Meeting, Hillary Anger Elfenbein of Washington University in St. Louis.

2017 ISRE Program

Program Committee Chair, Jerry Parrott, provides a brief overview of the invited program at the 2017 ISRE Meeting.

In Memoriam

Dr. Douglass Watt describes the brilliant life and work of Jaak Panksepp, a pioneer in the fields of emotion and affective neuroscience.

Emotion & Empathy: Views from 3 Disciplines

In this issue of Emotion Researcher, we examine the topic of empathy, which is attracting the attention of researchers in a variety of fields. The three featured articles – by Derek Matravers, Alexandra Main, and Jodi Halpern – highlight current theoretical and empirical research on empathy in philosophy, psychology, and public health. Make sure you check the articles out!

ISRE Matters

ISRE’s President talks about his connection with empathy, the upcoming ISRE Meeting, and a change in editorship for Emotion Researcher.

An Interview With James Averill

Read an interview with Jim Averill, one of the world’s leading researchers of emotion and a founding member of ISRE. Jim reflects on his his early life and professional growth, the makings of the social-constructionist theory, influences on his thinking about emotion, and reflections on issues in the field remaining to be addressed.


This issue’s spotlight is on Nina Strohminger, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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