Research Interests for Lynn Smith-Lovin

Research Interests:

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.

Keywords:
Adolescent, Adult, Attitude, Child, Culture, Educational Status, Employment, Family Characteristics, Female, Fertility, Hierarchy, Social, Human ecology, Humans, Marriage, Models, Theoretical, Organizations, Parity, Population, Population Dynamics, Pregnancy, Retrospective Studies, Sex, Social Identification, Social Perception, Social Values, Socioeconomic Factors, Socioeconomic status, United States
Recent Publications   (search)
  1. Myers, DJ; Lipscomb, HJ; Epling, C; Hunt, D; Richardson, W; Smith-Lovin, L; Dement, JM, Surgical Team Stability and Risk of Sharps-Related Blood and Body Fluid Exposures During Surgical Procedures., Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 37 no. 5 (May, 2016), pp. 512-518 [doi[abs].
  2. Clay-Warner, J; Robinson, DT; Smith-Lovin, L; Rogers, KB; James, KR, Justice Standard Determines Emotional Responses to Over-Reward, Social psychology quarterly, vol. 79 no. 1 (March, 2016), pp. 44-67 [doi].
  3. Myers, DJ; Lipscomb, HJ; Epling, C; Hunt, D; Richardson, W; Smith-Lovin, L; Dement, JM, Surgical Procedure Characteristics and Risk of Sharps-Related Blood and Body Fluid Exposure., Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 37 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 80-87 [doi[abs].
  4. Smith-Lovin, L; Thoits, PA, Introduction to the Special Section on the Sociology of Emotions, Emotion Review, vol. 6 no. 3 (July, 2014), pp. 187-188 [doi].
  5. Smith, JA; McPherson, M; Smith-Lovin, L, Social Distance in the United States, American Sociological Review, vol. 79 no. 3 (June, 2014), pp. 432-456 [doi].