Department of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences
Emotion: Specific topics with prepared talks include Flowers and Human Emotion (research seen in Oprah); Unseen environmental impacts on emotion; Development across the life-span of emotional responses (especially adolescence); Emotional behavior and effects on intelligent behavior; Assessment for education; Offer workshops on Assessment for emotion (emotion in face/body, emotion in narrative, etc); Assessment for educational as well as applied industrial issues; Comparing measures e.g. achievement with self-report or functional behavior.
Within a few years after coming to Rutgers in 1971, Jeannette Haviland-Jones established a research program in field of emotional development – now the Human Emotions Lab. Her teaching interests center on emotion research and on development, especially periods of change such as adolescence. Research interests include emotional displays
across the lifespan, gender differences in emotions and the organizing effects of emotion on personality and social development. Recent work extends emotion to odors, pheromones and the unseen environment generally.
Dr. Haviland-Jones established the Human Emotions Lab at Rutgers, which supports scholarly work of graduate and undergraduate students. She has studied semiochemicals - fragrances, odorants, pheromones, and body odors - that influence mood, attitude, memory, reaction time and social behavior as another method of non-verbal emotional communication. This study includes environmental influences on emotion and well-being. Her often-cited research found that flowers and even flower scents promote happiness in people.
In addition, she has published several books on adolescence and emotion and is co-editor of three volumes of the Handbook of Emotion.
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