Lisa Feldman Barrett


Lisa Feldman Barrett

University Distinguished Professor
125 Nightingale
617-373-2044 (office)
617-373-8714 (fax)

Curriculum vitae (pdf)
Laboratory website


Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from the perspectives of both psychology and neuroscience, and takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. Her lab takes an interdisciplinary approach, and incorporates methods from social, clinical, and personality psychology, psychophysiology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, and visual cognition. Current projects focus on understanding the psychological construction of emotion (i.e., how basic affective and conceptual ingredients provide the recipes for emotional experiences), age- and disease-related changes in affective circuitry within the human brain, how language and context influence emotion perception, how affect influences vision, and sex differences in emotion.

Frequently Taught Courses

  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Seminar in Emotion
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