Robert W Levenson

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Self-conscious emotion deficits in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
    Virginia E Sturm
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Brain 129:2508-16. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Difficulty does not account for emotion-specific heart rate changes in the directed facial action task
    Robert W Levenson
    Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, 94720 1650, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:397-405. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Blood, sweat, and fears: the autonomic architecture of emotion
    Robert W Levenson
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 1650, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:348-66. 2003
  4. pmc Mutual gaze in Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal and semantic dementia couples
    Virginia E Sturm
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:359-67. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Physiological down-regulation and positive emotion in marital interaction
    Joyce W Yuan
    Department of Psychology, University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Emotion 10:467-74. 2010
  6. pmc Emotion regulation deficits in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer's disease
    Madeleine S Goodkind
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, 1650, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:30-7. 2010
  7. pmc Greater emotional empathy and prosocial behavior in late life
    Jocelyn A Sze
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 5050, USA
    Emotion 12:1129-40. 2012
  8. pmc Anger and sadness in response to an emotionally neutral film: evidence for age-specific associations with well-being
    Claudia M Haase
    Institute of Personality and Social Research, University of California, Berkeley 94720 5050, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:305-17. 2012
  9. pmc Diminished disgust reactivity in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia
    Janet A Eckart
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 3210 Tolman Hall 1650, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:786-90. 2012
  10. pmc Emotion recognition across cultures: the influence of ethnicity on empathic accuracy and physiological linkage
    José Angel Soto
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Emotion 9:874-84. 2009

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Self-conscious emotion deficits in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
    Virginia E Sturm
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Brain 129:2508-16. 2006
    ..Disrupted self-conscious emotions in FTLD patients may have clinical importance because these deficits may underlie some of the socially inappropriate behaviours that are common in these patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Difficulty does not account for emotion-specific heart rate changes in the directed facial action task
    Robert W Levenson
    Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, 94720 1650, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:397-405. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Blood, sweat, and fears: the autonomic architecture of emotion
    Robert W Levenson
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 1650, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:348-66. 2003
    ....
  4. pmc Mutual gaze in Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal and semantic dementia couples
    Virginia E Sturm
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:359-67. 2011
    ..These results point to subtle differences between the three types of dementia in the social realm that help to illuminate the nature of the disease process and could aid in differential diagnosis...
  5. doi request reprint Physiological down-regulation and positive emotion in marital interaction
    Joyce W Yuan
    Department of Psychology, University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Emotion 10:467-74. 2010
    ..The finding was quite robust, suggesting that the undoing effect of positive emotion generalizes across age, sex, and marital satisfaction. The advantages of using positive emotion as an emotion regulation strategy are discussed...
  6. pmc Emotion regulation deficits in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer's disease
    Madeleine S Goodkind
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, 1650, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:30-7. 2010
    ..These findings illuminate specific problems that these patients have in the emotional realm...
  7. pmc Greater emotional empathy and prosocial behavior in late life
    Jocelyn A Sze
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 5050, USA
    Emotion 12:1129-40. 2012
    ..Empathic concern partially mediated the age-related differences in prosocial behavior. Results are discussed in terms of our understanding both of adult development and of the nature of these vital aspects of human emotion...
  8. pmc Anger and sadness in response to an emotionally neutral film: evidence for age-specific associations with well-being
    Claudia M Haase
    Institute of Personality and Social Research, University of California, Berkeley 94720 5050, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:305-17. 2012
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the functions that anger and sadness are thought to serve and the control opportunities afforded in midlife and late life that render these functions differentially adaptive...
  9. pmc Diminished disgust reactivity in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia
    Janet A Eckart
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 3210 Tolman Hall 1650, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:786-90. 2012
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings for bvFTD patients' problems in social functioning and their typical patterns of neurodegeneration...
  10. pmc Emotion recognition across cultures: the influence of ethnicity on empathic accuracy and physiological linkage
    José Angel Soto
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Emotion 9:874-84. 2009
    ..Our findings for empathic accuracy supported the cultural equivalence model, while those for physiological linkage provided some support for the cultural advantage model...
  11. pmc Greater sadness reactivity in late life
    Benjamin H Seider
    Institute of Personality and Social Research, University of California, 4143 Tolman Hall 5050, Berkeley, CA 94720 5050, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:186-94. 2011
    ..The age differences that were found were maintained even after controlling for pre-film self-reported sadness and for personal experiences of loss. These findings support the notion that sadness reactivity is heightened with age...
  12. pmc Relationship satisfaction and emotional language in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease patients and spousal caregivers
    Elizabeth A Ascher
    Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 24:49-55. 2010
    ..FTD caregivers also used more negative words than AD caregivers and controls. We interpret these findings as reflecting challenges that the behavioral changes in FTD create for maintaining a healthy marital bond...
  13. pmc Diminished self-conscious emotional responding in frontotemporal lobar degeneration patients
    Virginia E Sturm
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Emotion 8:861-9. 2008
    ..Diminished self-conscious emotional responding likely contributes significantly to social inappropriateness and other behavioral abnormalities in FTLD...
  14. pmc Meditation and the startle response: a case study
    Robert W Levenson
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Emotion 12:650-8. 2012
    ..These results from a single highly expert meditator indicate that these 2 kinds of meditation can differentially alter the magnitude of a primitive defensive response...
  15. pmc Do tests of executive functioning predict ability to downregulate emotions spontaneously and when instructed to suppress?
    Anett Gyurak
    Institute of Personality and Social Research, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 5050, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 9:144-52. 2009
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  16. pmc Turn down the volume or change the channel? Emotional effects of detached versus positive reappraisal
    Michelle N Shiota
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 103:416-29. 2012
    ..Implications for our understanding of emotion regulation processes, and for emotion theory more broadly, are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cultural and temperamental variation in emotional response
    Jeanne L Tsai
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Emotion 6:484-97. 2006
    ..Together, these findings suggest that the relative influence of cultural and temperamental factors on emotion varies by response component...
  18. pmc Effects of aging on experimentally instructed detached reappraisal, positive reappraisal, and emotional behavior suppression
    Michelle N Shiota
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:890-900. 2009
    ..We discuss these findings in terms of their implications for emotion theory and for promoting successful aging...
  19. pmc The emotional brain: combining insights from patients and basic science
    Howard J Rosen
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Memory and Aging Center, 350 Parnassus Ave, Suite 905, Box 1207, San Francisco, CA 94143 1207, USA
    Neurocase 15:173-81. 2009
    ..A thorough understanding of emotional dysfunction in neurological disease will require a sophisticated approach to studying emotion, which takes into account these various processes and links them to neuroanatomical changes...
  20. pmc Social information processing and cardiac predictors of adolescent antisocial behavior
    Joseph C Crozier
    Department of Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0085, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:253-67. 2008
    ..In addition, deviant SIP mediated the effects of elevated HRR reactivity and elevated RHR on antisocial behavior (for male and female participants)...
  21. pmc We can work it out: age differences in relational pronouns, physiology, and behavior in marital conflict
    Benjamin H Seider
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 5050, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:604-13. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that the emotional aspects of marital quality are expressed in the natural language of couples engaged in conversation...
  22. doi request reprint Coherence between emotional experience and physiology: does body awareness training have an impact?
    Jocelyn A Sze
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Emotion 10:803-14. 2010
    ..We conclude that the coherence between subjective and cardiac aspects of emotion is greater in those who have specialized training that promotes greater body awareness...
  23. ncbi request reprint The tie that binds? Coherence among emotion experience, behavior, and physiology
    Iris B Mauss
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Emotion 5:175-90. 2005
    ..These findings provide new evidence about response system coherence in emotions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Subjective, behavioral, and physiological reactivity to ethnically matched and ethnically mismatched film clips
    Nicole A Roberts
    Department of Psycholgy, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Emotion 6:635-46. 2006
    ....
  25. pmc Exploring the basis for gender differences in the demand-withdraw pattern
    Sarah R Holley
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 5050, USA
    J Homosex 57:666-84. 2010
    ..These results offer further evidence that an often-observed difference in heterosexual relationships may result from social conventions that afford men greater power and women less power...
  26. ncbi request reprint Behavioral inhibition and amplification during emotional arousal: a comparison of two age groups
    Ute Kunzmann
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:144-58. 2005
    ..Voluntary emotion regulation might be one domain of human performance that is spared from age-related losses...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of orbital prefrontal cortex damage on emotional activation to unanticipated and anticipated acoustic startle stimuli
    Nicole A Roberts
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, P O Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 4:307-16. 2004
    ..Thus, orbitofrontal damage may compromise the ability to anticipate physiologically the onset of aversive stimuli, despite intact or enhanced emotional responses when such stimuli occur unexpectedly...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effects of depression on the emotional responses of Spanish-speaking Latinas
    Jeanne L Tsai
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Building 420 Jordan Hall, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:49-63. 2003
    ..The findings also suggest that, for Latinas, depression may selectively alter expressions that serve interpersonal functions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Recognition of emotion in the frontal and temporal variants of frontotemporal dementia
    Howard J Rosen
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Memory and Aging Center, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 17:277-81. 2004
    ..These results suggest that damage to frontal lobe regions in FTD may lead to more profound impairment in recognition of emotion than when damage is more limited to the temporal lobe...
  30. doi request reprint Birds of a feather don't always fly farthest: similarity in Big Five personality predicts more negative marital satisfaction trajectories in long-term marriages
    Michelle N Shiota
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University Main Capmpus, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:666-75. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the different life tasks faced by young, midlife, and older adults, and the implications of these tasks for the "ingredients" of marital satisfaction...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cultures of moderation and expression: emotional experience, behavior, and physiology in Chinese Americans and Mexican Americans
    José A Soto
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Emotion 5:154-65. 2005
    ..Few cultural differences were found in emotional behavior or physiology, suggesting that these aspects of emotion are less susceptible to cultural influence...
  32. ncbi request reprint Correlates of gay and lesbian couples' relationship satisfaction and relationship dissolution
    John Mordechai Gottman
    Psychology Department, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Homosex 45:23-43. 2003
    ..Results supported previous findings that satisfaction and stability in gay and lesbian relationships are related to similar emotional qualities as in heterosexual relationships...
  33. ncbi request reprint Neuroanatomical correlates of impaired recognition of emotion in dementia
    Howard J Rosen
    University of California at San Francisco Department of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 706, Box 1207, San Francisco, CA 94143 1207, USA
    Neuropsychologia 44:365-73. 2006
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  34. ncbi request reprint Emotion comprehension in the temporal variant of frontotemporal dementia
    Howard J Rosen
    Department of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center, University of California at San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 800, Box 1207, San Francisco, CA 94143 1207, USA
    Brain 125:2286-95. 2002
    ..These results have implications both for the clinical presentation in tvFTD patients and for the study of the neuroanatomical basis of emotion...
  35. ncbi request reprint Expressive suppression during an acoustic startle
    Tim Hagemann
    Department of Organizational Psychology, University of Dortmund, 44227 Dortmund, Germany
    Psychophysiology 43:104-12. 2006
    ..Results indicated that startle suppression increased sympathetic activation. These findings extend prior work on emotion suppression, and suggest that inhibiting other biologically based responses also may be physiologically taxing...

Research Grants6

  1. PREDOCTORAL TRAINING CONSORTIUM IN AFFECTIVE SCIENCE
    Robert Levenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. EMOTION AND AGE--REACTION, REGULATION AND UNDERSTANDING
    Robert Levenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, using the longitudinal data it should be possible to test the notion that gender differences, which are quite large in the realm of emotion early in life, diminish with age. ..
  3. EMOTION AND AGE--REACTION, REGULATION AND UNDERSTANDING
    Robert Levenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, using the longitudinal data it should be possible to test the notion that gender differences, which are quite large in the realm of emotion early in life, diminish with age. ..