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Lynn Smith-Lovin, Robert L. Wilson Professor of Sociology and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Lynn Smith-Lovin

 

Short Description of Research Approach:

Lynn Smith-Lovin
Robert L. Wilson Professor of Sociology and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Office Info

Office: 348A Soc/psych Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5786
Email Address:   send me a message
Fax: (919) 660-5623
Office hrs: Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30pm
 

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Curriculum Vita
 

Areas of Interest:

 
Social Psychology,
Emotions,
Gender,
Group Processes
 
I study emotion, identity, and action. I’m interested in the basic question of how identities affect social interaction. I use experimental, observational, survey and simulation methods to describe how identities, actions and emotions are interrelated. The experiments I do usually involve creating social situations where unusual things happen to people, then seeing how they respond behaviorally or emotionally. I observe small task group interactions to see how identities influence conversational behavior. My survey work often focuses on gender and other social positions that influence the groups and networks in which people are imbedded. My simulations studies involve affect control theory, a mathematical model of how identities, actions and emotions affect one another. Now, I’m putting affect control theory together with McPherson’s ecological theory of affiliation to show how social systems, identities, and emotional experience are connected. 
 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

 
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

 

Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus

 
 


 
   
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