Coan, James A.

James A. Coan

James A. Coan

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Psychology

Education

  • BS, Psychology, University of Washington
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona
  • Postdoc, Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Arizona

Contact Information

Gilmer Hall, Dept. Psychology
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-982-4763
Email: jac3zt@virginia.edu

Research Interests

Neuroscience of Emotional Expression and Individual Emotion-Regulation Capabilities

Research Description

I am interested in the neuroscience of emotional expression and individual emotion-regulation capabilities, as well as the social regulation of neural processes underlying emotional responses. These interests are necessarily multidisciplinary, requiring a diversity tools and methods from observational behavior coding to electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Additional interests include research methodology (particularly with regard to laboratory emotion elicitation), and behavior genetics. UNLEASH (Undergraduate Research) Our research focuses on the neural bases of emotional behavior, regulation, and experience, including a particular interest in the social regulation of neural processes underlying emotional responses. These interests integrate a variety of tools and methods, including observational behavior coding to electroencephalography (EEG) to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). RAs are typically involved in a number of activities, including running experiments, entering and analyzing data, and completing literature searches. There tends to be an emphasis on learning about and utilizing psychophysiological methods. Contact: Andrea Coppola amc2dh@virginia.edu Website: www.affectiveneuroscience.org

Selected Publications