533 Wilson Hall
Ph.D. Vanderbilt, 1999
- PSY 231: Social Psychology
- PSY 245: Emotion;
- PSY 270: Positive Psychology
American Psychological Society (APS)
International Society for Research on Emotions (ISRE)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Leslie D. Kirby
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Research Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Kirby's research program is broadly concerned with emotions and stress. Her background is in appraisal theories of emotion, which focus on antecedents to emotional states, or what causes us to become emotional and under what circumstances. Her work centers on the process of emotions - how does the emotion system work, what are the differences between conscious and non-conscious emotional processing, and what are the consequences of emotions.
- Kirby, L.D., Morrow, J. & Yih, J. (2013). The challenge of challenge. To appear in Tugade, M., Shiota, M. & Kirby, L. D. (Eds.). The Handbook of Positive Emotions. New York: Guilford.
- Kirby, L.D., Tugade, M., Morrow, J., Ahrens, A. & Smith, C.A. (2013). Vive la différence: The ability to differentiate positive emotional experience and well-being. To appear in Tugade, M., Shiota, M. & Kirby, L. D. (Eds.), The Handbook of Positive Emotions. New York: Guilford.
- Smith, C. A., & Kirby, L. D. (in press). On the sociality of emotion-eliciting appraisals: Two aspects. To appear in J. Gratch & S. Marsella (Eds.). Social emotions in nature and artifact: Emotions in human and human-computer interaction. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Smith, C. A., & Kirby, L. D. (2011). The role of appraisal and emotion in coping and adaptation. In R. J. Contrada & A. Baum (Eds.). Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology, and Health (pp. 195-208). New York: Springer.
- Smith, C. A. & Kirby, L. D. (2009). Putting appraisal in context: Toward a relational model of appraisal and emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1352-1372. DOI: 10.1080/20699930902860386
- Smith, C.A.. & Kirby, L.D. (2009). Relational antecedents of appraised problem-focused coping potential and its associated emotions. Cognition & Emotion, 23, 481-503. DOI: 10.1080/02699930802009464