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(615) 322-0059
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Ph.D. Vanderbilt, 1999

Current Courses

  • 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.

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