My primary research interests focus on motivation and emotion, including the psychophysiology of emotions as well as appraisal theories of emotion. Of particular interest to me is the affective state of challenge, when a person is presented with an obstacle and engages in the task at hand rather than giving up.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Social Cognition
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- Kirby, L. D., & Smith, C. A. (under revision). The person and situation in transaction: Antecedents of appraisal and emotion. Manuscript submitted for publication. Vanderbilt University.
- Kirby, L. D., & Smith, C. A. (under review). The structure of appraisals. Manuscript submitted for publication. Vanderbilt University.
- Kirby, L. D., & Smith, C. A. (under review). Characteristic appraisal styles: Impacts on emotion and behavior. Manuscript submitted for publication. Vanderbilt University.
- Smith, C. A., & Kirby, L. D. (2001). Breaking the tautology: Toward delivering on the promise of appraisal theory. In K. Scherer, A. Schorr, & T. Johnstone (Eds.), Appraisal theories of emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Smith, C. A., & Kirby, L. D. (2001). Affect and cognitive appraisal: From content to process models. In: J. Forgas (Ed.). Handbook of affect and social cognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Smith, C. A., & Kirby, L. D. (2000). Consequences require antecedents: Toward a process model of emotion elicitation. In: J. Forgas (Ed.). Feeling and thinking: The role of affect in social cognition. Cambridge University Press.
- Positive Psychology
- Social Psychology
Leslie D. Kirby
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University, Wilson Hall
111 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37240
- Phone: (615) 322-0059
- Fax: (615) 343-8449