Cognitive regulation of emotion and autobiographical memory
My research is mainly focused on emotion, with emphases on its regulation, its nonverbal expression, and its representation, both in normal and clinical populations.
Most of this work is articulated around a theoretical framework synthesizing multi-levels theories of emotion (the dual memory model, Philippot, Baeyens, Douilliez, Francart, 2005).
One line of research has focused on how different modes of activation and elaboration of emotion representations (be it, from past, present or future personal experience) impact on the intensity of emotion.
Such findings have important implications for our understanding of decision making: Indeed, our ability to represent and experience our potential emotional state following different outcomes of a given decision is a key determinant of that decision.
Another line of research has studied the relationships between the perception and decoding of emotional facial expressions and self-regulation.
These findings have also implications for decision making in social contexts, as in such situations, decision is partly determined by social partners attitude, which in turn is decoded through their nonverbal behavior.
Philippot, P., Chapelle, C. & Blairy, S. (2002). Respiratory feedback in the generation of emotion. Cognition & Emotion, 16, 605-627.
Philippot, P., Schaefer, A., & Herbette, G. (2003). Consequences of specific processing of emotional information: Impact of general versus specific autobiographical memory priming on emotion elicitation. Emotion, 3, 270-283.
Mogg. K., Philippot, P., & Bradley, B. (2004). Selective attention to angry faces in a clinical sample with social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 160-165.
Philippot, P. & Douilliez, C. (2005). Social phobics do not misinterpret facial expression of emotion. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 639-352.
Philippot, P. & Feldman, R.S. (2004) (Eds.). The regulation of emotion. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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