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Jo-Anne Bachorowski

Associate Professor of Psychology

Bachorowski's research is broadly concerned with vocal communication. Specific areas of interest include laughter, vocal expression of emotion, and indexical (personal) cues in speech. The research is anchored by two core themes: understanding the linkages between vocal acoustics and emotion-related responding, and developing an empirically based approach to vocal signaling that is defensible from principles associated with the selfish-gene theory of evolution. Research strategies involve acoustic analysis, perceptual testing, and neuroimaging. Psychopathology interests include both depression and autism.

Representative Publications

Top cited:

Dodge, K. A., Price, J. M., Bachorowski, J.-A., & Newman, J. P. (1990). Hostile attributional biases in severely aggressive adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 99(4), 385–392. 

Russell, J. A., Bachorowski, J. A., & Fernández-Dols, J. M. (2003). Facial and vocal expressions of emotion. Annual review of psychology54(1), 329-349.

Bachorowski, J. A. (1999). Vocal expression and perception of emotion. Current directions in psychological science8(2), 53-57.

Bachorowski, J. A., Smoski, M. J., & Owren, M. J. (2001). The acoustic features of human laughter. The journal of the Acoustical Society of America110(3), 1581-1597.


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