Ethan F Kross
Although the emotions we experience usually serve an adaptive function, sometimes they take hold of us in ways that are harmful, interfering with how we ideally want to think, feel, and behave. These are the situations that most intrigue me. My research aims to illuminate how people can effectively control their emotions under such circumstances. My motivation to pursue this issue is driven by two goals: to shed light on the basic mechanisms that underlie emotion regulation and examine their translational implications.
Because emotions are relevant to nearly every sub-discipline of psychology, my work sits on the boundaries of multiple areas of research (e.g. social-personality, clinical, cognitive-neuroscience, developmental). I integrate across these areas both in terms of the types of questions I ask and in the methods I use to address them. For example, my work brings together experiments that isolate causal mechanisms with longitudinal studies that examine how psychological processes unfold naturally over time in daily life. My research is also multi-level. It examines how phenomena play out across different levels of analysis (e.g., explicit, implicit, autonomic, neural, behavioral, cultural) to build integrative models of how they operate.
- Kross, Ethan F, Orvell, Ariana , Ayduk, Özlem , Moser, Jason S, Gelman, Susan A. 2019. Linguistic Shifts: A Relatively Effortless Route to Emotion Regulation?. Current Directions in Psychological Science :0963721419861411.
- Kross, Ethan F, Grenell, Amanda , White, Rachel E, Prager, Emily O, Schaefer, Catherine , Duckworth, Angela L, Carlson, Stephanie M. 2019. Experimental Paradigm for Measuring the Effects of Self-distancing in Young Children. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) (145):e59056.
- Kross, Ethan F, Orvell, Ariana , Gelman, Susan A. 2019. "You" and "I" in a foreign land: The persuasive force of generic-you. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 85:103869.
- Kross, Ethan F, Grenell, Amanda , Prager, Emily O, Schaefer, Catherine , Duckworth, Angela L, Carlson, Stephanie M. 2019. Individual differences in the effectiveness of self-distancing for young children's emotion regulation. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 37(1):84-100.
- Kross, Ethan F, Orvell, Ariana , Gelman, Susan A. 2019. Lessons learned: Young children's use of generic-you to make meaning from negative experiences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 148(1):184-191.
- Ybarra, Oscar, Kross, Ethan F, Lee, David S, Orvell, Ariana , Briskin, Julia , Shrapnell, Taylor , Gelman, Susan A, Ayduk, Ozlem . 2019. When chatting about negative experiences helps-and when it hurts: Distinguishing adaptive versus maladaptive social support in computer-mediated communication. Emotion :No-Pagination Specified-No Pagination Specified.
- Kross, Ethan F, White, Rachel E, Kuehn, Maya M, Duckworth, Angela L, Ayduk, Özlem . 2019. Focusing on the future from afar: Self-distancing from future stressors facilitates adaptive coping. Emotion 19(5):903-916.
- Kross, Ethan F, Ybarra, Oscar, Verduyn, Philippe , Boyer, Margaret , Drake, Brittany , Gainsburg, Izzy , Vickers, Brian , Jonides, John . 2019. Does counting emotion words on online social networks provide a window into people's subjective experience of emotion? A case study on Facebook. Emotion 19(1):97-107.
- Kross, Ethan F, Weidman, Aaron C, Sowden, Walter J, Berg, Martha K. 2019. Punish or Protect? How Close Relationships Shape Responses to Moral Violations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin :0146167219873485.
- Kross, Ethan F, Orvell, Ariana , Gelman, Susan A. 2018. That's how "you" do it: Generic you expresses norms during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 165:183-195.