Phoebe C. Ellsworth

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, Psychology
Professor, Law School
Phoebe C. Ellsworth


Phoebe Ellsworth's research centers around the relationship between people's interpretation of their situation and the emotions they experience (an appraisal theory of emotion). She is currently extending the basic theory to cultural similarities and differences in emotions, testing the relationships between social structure, appraisals, emotions and behavior. Dr. Ellsworth's work also covers the study of psychology and law, including jury behavior, the death penalty, eyewitness testimony and the use of social science in law.