In new a paper, Northeastern psychology researchers challenge long-held beliefs about patience by showing that cultivating gratitude can promote impulse control—which many previous studies have linked to better long-term outcomes.
Virtual humans, relational robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-tracking technologies were among the innovative research projects highlighted at a daylong conference at Northeastern that explored the intersection of emotion science and technology.
Commercial space flight. Empowering foster children. Human emotion and social resilence. These were among the many topics and initiatives speakers explored Saturday at TEDxNortheasternU, attended by 100 Northeastern students and designed to share bold ideas in the community.
Psychology professor David DeSteno’s lab is the first to study the social implications of meditation, a practice well known to improve one’s physical and psychological well-being.
New research from psychology professor David DeSteno suggests that we can pick out untrustworthy people based on their level of fidgetiness. The results were confirmed using a humanoid robot.
Northeastern’s Affective Science Institute hosted a panel discussion among leading “happiness scientists” in conjunction with the Museum of Science and WBUR’s Here & Now.
Psychology professor David DeSteno used the Woody Allen film “Crimes and Misdemeanors” to discuss human character at the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen event on Monday.
David DeSteno, associate professor of psychology, is working with researchers from MIT and Harvard to examine how social robots can aid preschoolers in language learning.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the first batch of published works in a feature on recent faculty books.
Northeastern University psychology professor assesses the motivations of crime figures like James “Whitey” Bulger and those who exalt them as heroes.
Award-winning doctoral candidate’s research shows that people’s perception of objects and situations is strongly influenced by their feelings
A new book from Northeastern professor of psychology David DeSteno and coauthor Piercarlo Valdesolo (a fellow at Harvard University and graduate of Northeastern’s PhD program in psychology), challenges the idea that character and morality are developed from a young age and explores why people act the way they do. The book, “Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us,” was released on May 3.
Using a robot as a human stand-in, Northeastern, MIT and Cornell researchers collaborate to identify how strangers determine trustworthiness
Study by Northeastern psychologist finds feelings of gratitude prompt people to share their financial resources
Contrary to popular belief, having good character isn’t just about controlling your emotions, but about listening to them, says David DeSteno, associate professor of psychology at Northeastern University. DeSteno argues […]
Study shows proud individualswho take on leadership rolesare viewed positively by teammates.
Study finds bias toward self disappears under cognitive constraint Boston, Mass. – Moral hypocrisy is an antisocial behavior familiar to most of us in which people tend to judge their […]
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(with P Valdesolo) Emotion Review, 3, 276-277.
(with P Condon) Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 698-701.