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Piotr Winkielman

Piotr Winkielman

My research explores the interplay between emotion, cognition, embodiment, and consciousness. My primary line examines the operation of basic affective reactions, such as those elicited by emotional facial expressions, emotional pictures, or emotional language. I am interested in how such reactions influence behavior (e.g., consumption, choice, aesthetic and social judgments) and which body and the brain processes underlie those influences. A related line concerns cognitive "feelings", such as the experience of processing fluency and the experience of recall effort. I am also interested in how categorization shapes the impact of information on judgment. While pursuing all these issues, I employ a variety of methodologies: from standard methods of social and cognitive psychology to methods of psychophysiology and social and affective neuroscience. Please see my home page for more specific information about my research program and the full list of publications.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Communication, Language
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Emotion
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Neuroscience

Piotr Winkielman
Department of Psychology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0109
United States

  • Phone: (858) 822-0682
  • Fax: (858) 534-7190

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