N Ambady

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint On the universality and cultural specificity of emotion recognition: a meta-analysis
    Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    Program in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:203-35. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Laterality of facial expressions of emotion: Universal and culture-specific influences
    Manas K Mandal
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
    Behav Neurol 15:23-34. 2004
  3. pmc Accurate identification of fear facial expressions predicts prosocial behavior
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Emotion 7:239-51. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of judgments of sexual orientation from thin slices of behavior
    N Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 77:538-47. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Stereotype susceptibility in children: effects of identity activation on quantitative performance
    N Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 12:385-90. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint On being sad and mistaken: mood effects on the accuracy of thin-slice judgments
    Nalini Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:947-61. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical therapists' nonverbal communication predicts geriatric patients' health outcomes
    Nalini Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:443-52. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Affective divergence: automatic responses to others' emotions depend on group membership
    Max Weisbuch
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1063-79. 2008
  9. pmc Culture, gaze and the neural processing of fear expressions
    Reginald B Adams
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:340-8. 2010
  10. pmc Not so black and white: memory for ambiguous group members
    Kristin Pauker
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:795-810. 2009

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint On the universality and cultural specificity of emotion recognition: a meta-analysis
    Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    Program in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:203-35. 2002
    ..Attributes of study design appeared not to moderate the size of the in-group advantage...
  2. ncbi request reprint Laterality of facial expressions of emotion: Universal and culture-specific influences
    Manas K Mandal
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
    Behav Neurol 15:23-34. 2004
    ..The right side of face, on the other hand, is less susceptible to cultural display norms and exhibits more universal emotional signals...
  3. pmc Accurate identification of fear facial expressions predicts prosocial behavior
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Emotion 7:239-51. 2007
    ..In Study 3, accuracy for recognizing fear proved a better predictor of prosocial behavior than gender, mood, or scores on an empathy scale...
  4. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of judgments of sexual orientation from thin slices of behavior
    N Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 77:538-47. 1999
    ..In Study 2, judgments based on 10-s dynamic figural outline displays containing primarily gestural information were more accurate than chance...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stereotype susceptibility in children: effects of identity activation on quantitative performance
    N Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 12:385-90. 2001
    ..These results suggest that the development of stereotype susceptibility is a critical domain for understanding the connection between stereotypes and individual behavior..
  6. ncbi request reprint On being sad and mistaken: mood effects on the accuracy of thin-slice judgments
    Nalini Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:947-61. 2002
    ..As expected, accuracy was higher among participants in a sad mood condition who completed the judgment task while simultaneously performing a distracting cognitive load task...
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical therapists' nonverbal communication predicts geriatric patients' health outcomes
    Nalini Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:443-52. 2002
    ..In Study 2, elderly subjects perceived distancing behaviors of therapists more negatively than positive behaviors...
  8. doi request reprint Affective divergence: automatic responses to others' emotions depend on group membership
    Max Weisbuch
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1063-79. 2008
    ..In Experiment 5, felt dominance mediated emotional responses to ingroup and outgroup vocal emotion. These data support a signal-value model in which emotion expressions signal environmental conditions...
  9. pmc Culture, gaze and the neural processing of fear expressions
    Reginald B Adams
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:340-8. 2010
    ..These findings reveal a meaningful role of culture in the processing of eye gaze and emotion, and highlight their interactive influences in neural processing...
  10. pmc Not so black and white: memory for ambiguous group members
    Kristin Pauker
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:795-810. 2009
    ..Thus, memory for biracial individuals seems to involve a flexible person construal process shaped by motivational factors...
  11. doi request reprint Will a category cue attract you? Motor output reveals dynamic competition across person construal
    Jonathan B Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 137:673-90. 2008
    ..Such evidence is challenging for discrete stage-based accounts...
  12. pmc Unspoken cultural influence: exposure to and influence of nonverbal bias
    Max Weisbuch
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:1104-19. 2009
    ..In Study 4, regional differences in exposure to nonverbal bias accounted for substantial variance in regional unhealthy dieting behaviors, even after controlling for several third variables...
  13. doi request reprint Cultural specificity in amygdala response to fear faces
    Joan Y Chiao
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:2167-74. 2008
    ..This finding provides novel and surprising evidence of cultural tuning in an automatic neural response...
  14. pmc The subtle transmission of race bias via televised nonverbal behavior
    Max Weisbuch
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Science 326:1711-4. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that hidden patterns of televised nonverbal behavior influence bias among viewers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nonverbal "accents": cultural differences in facial expressions of emotion
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:373-6. 2003
    ..This evidence suggests that extreme positions regarding the universality of emotional expressions are incomplete...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is there an in-group advantage in emotion recognition?
    Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    Program in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02163, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:243-9. 2002
    ..Overall, where Matsumoto considers subtle cross-cultural differences in emotional expression a methodological artifact in judgment studies, the present authors find a core phenomenon worthy of attention...
  17. doi request reprint Polling the face: prediction and consensus across cultures
    Nicholas O Rule
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:1-15. 2010
    ..Therefore, perceivers can reliably infer predictive information from faces but require knowledge about the target's culture to make these predictions accurately...
  18. doi request reprint Accuracy and awareness in the perception and categorization of male sexual orientation
    Nicholas O Rule
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1019-28. 2008
    ..Differences in the accuracy of judgments based on targets' controllability and perceivers' awareness of cues provides insight into the processes underlying intuitive predictions and intuitive judgments...
  19. doi request reprint Learning (not) to talk about race: when older children underperform in social categorization
    Evan P Apfelbaum
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:1513-8. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint It does not have to be uncomfortable: the role of behavioral scripts in Black-White interracial interactions
    Derek R Avery
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5022, USA
    J Appl Psychol 94:1382-93. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Priming race in biracial observers affects visual search for Black and White faces
    Joan Y Chiao
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:387-92. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that top-down factors such as one's racial identity can influence mechanisms underlying the visual search for faces of different races...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effects of fear and anger facial expressions on approach- and avoidance-related behaviors
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Emotion 5:119-24. 2005
    ..Although the fear expression may signal that a threat is present in the environment, the effect of the expression on conspecifics may be in part to elicit approach...
  23. ncbi request reprint Contingent negative variation to emotional in- and out-group stimuli differentiates high- and low-prejudiced individuals
    Pearl Chiu
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:1830-9. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Predicting workplace outcomes from the ability to eavesdrop on feelings
    Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    Program in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02163, USA
    J Appl Psychol 87:963-71. 2002
    ..The authors discuss implications for the complexity of interventions associated with emotional intelligence in workplace settings...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mental representations of social status
    Joan Y Chiao
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 93:B49-57. 2004
    ..Participants were fastest when comparing ranks far in status relative to ranks close in status. These findings reveal that humans have mental representations of social status that share properties with that of number...
  26. ncbi request reprint When familiarity breeds accuracy: cultural exposure and facial emotion recognition
    Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    Program in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:276-90. 2003
    ..Results suggest that the universal affect system governing emotional expression may be characterized by subtle differences in style across cultures, which become more familiar with greater cultural contact...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural patterns in emotion recognition: highlighting design and analytical techniques
    Hillary Anger Elfenbein
    Program in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02163, USA
    Emotion 2:75-84. 2002
    ..Finally, the authors examined patterns in the errors or confusions that participants make during emotion recognition and documented strong similarity across cultures...
  28. doi request reprint The neural basis of categorical face perception: graded representations of face gender in fusiform and orbitofrontal cortices
    Jonathan B Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:1314-22. 2010
    ..The attention-independent graded representations of face gender in fusiform and orbitofrontal cortices reveal how objective face parameters are encoded and transformed into subjective categorically warped perceptions in the human brain...
  29. pmc The face-sensitive N170 encodes social category information
    Jonathan B Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    Neuroreport 21:24-8. 2010
    ..These findings show that social category encoding and the extraction of lower-level face information operate in parallel, suggesting that they may be accomplished by a single dynamic process rather than two separate mechanisms...
  30. doi request reprint Places and faces: Geographic environment influences the ingroup memory advantage
    Nicholas O Rule
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:343-55. 2010
    ..Environmental context cues therefore influence the ingroup memory advantage for categories that are not intrinsically salient...
  31. ncbi request reprint Stereotype performance boosts: the impact of self-relevance and the manner of stereotype activation
    Margaret Shih
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:638-47. 2002
    ..Nontargets, however, showed boosts in performance only when stereotypes were blatantly activated. The role of self-relevance in mediating sensitivity to stimuli is discussed...
  32. doi request reprint Culture shapes a mesolimbic response to signals of dominance and subordination that associates with behavior
    Jonathan B Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Neuroimage 47:353-9. 2009
    ..The findings provide a first demonstration that culture can flexibly shape functional activity in the mesolimbic reward system, which in turn may guide behavior...
  33. ncbi request reprint Personality in perspective: judgmental consistency across orientations of the face
    Nicholas O Rule
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Perception 38:1688-99. 2009
    ..These findings therefore show that perceptions of full faces lead to relatively similar interferences across both viewing angle and time...
  34. doi request reprint MouseTracker: software for studying real-time mental processing using a computer mouse-tracking method
    Jonathan B Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Behav Res Methods 42:226-41. 2010
    ..We validate the software by demonstrating the accuracy and reliability of its trajectory and reaction time data. The latest version of MouseTracker is freely available at http://mousetracker.jbfreeman.net...
  35. ncbi request reprint Surgeons' tone of voice: a clue to malpractice history
    Nalini Ambady
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Surgery 132:5-9. 2002
    ..Relatively little is known, however, about the impact of the communication behaviors of surgeons. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between judgments of surgeons' voice tone and their malpractice claims history...
  36. doi request reprint Psychology's role in mathematics and science education
    Nora S Newcombe
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, 1701 North 13th Street, Room 318, Philadelphia, PA 19122 6085, USA
    Am Psychol 64:538-50. 2009
    ..They also examine challenges to psychology's playing a central and constructive role and make recommendations for overcoming those challenges...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of gaze on amygdala sensitivity to anger and fear faces
    Reginald B Adams
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, 6207 Moore Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Science 300:1536. 2003
  38. doi request reprint The face of success: inferences from chief executive officers' appearance predict company profits
    Nicholas O Rule
    Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:109-11. 2008