Adam Anderson

 

Adam Anderson

Associate Professor
162 Human Ecology Building
Human Development
 
Phone: (607) 255-7392 Fax: (607) 255-9856
Email: aka47@cornell.edu
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Biographical Statement:

At some point in time I have found myself at Vassar, Harvard, City College NY, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Toronto. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, I am happy to be back in my home state of NY and hoping to live up to Cornell's land grant mission.  

I am interested in the role of the emotions in all human faculties, from shaping the very first stages of perception to rendering judgments on what is moral. Considering both psychological and neural levels of analysis, a guiding principle in my work is understanding the function of emotions as distinct tools intended to help rather than hurt us.  In recognition of this work, I have received the APA Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award.

 
Current Professional Activities:

 Associate editor, Emotion, American Psychological Association

Consulting editor, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Consulting editor, Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience

 
Education:

B.A. in cognitive science at Vassar College, PhD in cognitive psychology at Yale University, and post-doctoral training in cognitive and affective neuroscience at Stanford University.

 
Selected Publications:

Sample work

Lee D.H., Susskind, J.M., & Anderson, A.K. (2013). Social transmission of the sensory benefits of fear eye widening. Psychological Science, 24(6):957-65.

 Chapman, H.A. & Anderson, A.K. (2013). Things rank and gross in nature: A review and synthesis of moral disgust. Psychological Bulletin, 139(2), 300-327.

Todd RM, Talmi D, Schmitz TW, Susskind J, Anderson AK. (2012)  Psychophysical and neural evidence for emotion-enhanced perceptual vividness. Journal of Neuroscience. 15;32(33):11201-12.

Schmitz, T.W., De Rosa, E., Anderson, A.K. (2009). Opposing influences of affective state valence on visual cortical encoding. Journal of Neuroscience, Jun 3;29(22):7199-207.

Chapman, H.A., Kim, D.A., Susskind, J.M. & Anderson, A.K. (2009). In Bad Taste: Evidence for the Oral Origins of Moral Disgust. Science, 27:1222-1226.

Susskind, J., Lee, D., Cusi, A., Feinman, R. & Grabski, W. Anderson, A.K. (2008). Expressing fear enhances sensory acquisition. Nature Neuroscience, 11(7): 843-50.

 

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.