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Ira J. Roseman

Ira J. Roseman

Professor Ira Roseman joined the Rutgers University faculty in 1992 and has research interests in emotion, motivation, social cognition, belief systems, political psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Society for Research on Emotions, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Roseman, I. J., Antoniou, A. A., & Jose, P. E. (1996). Appraisal determinants of emotions: Constructing a more accurate and comprehensive theory. Cognition and Emotion, 10, 241-277.
  • Roseman, I. J., Dhawan, N., Rettek, S. I., Naidu, R. K., & Thapa, K. (1995). Cultural differences and cross-cultural similarities in appraisals and emotional responses. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 26, 23-48.
  • Roseman, I. J., & Evdokas, A. (2004). Appraisals cause experienced emotions: Experimental evidence. Cognition and Emotion, 18, 1-28.
  • Roseman, I. J., & Read, S. J. (2007). Psychologist at play: Robert P. Abelson's life and contributions to psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 86-97.
  • Roseman, I. J., Spindel, M. S., & Jose, P. E. (1990). Appraisals of emotion-eliciting events: Testing a theory of discrete emotions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 899-915.
  • Roseman, I. J., Wiest, C., & Swartz, T. S. (1994). Phenomenology, behaviors, and goals differentiate discrete emotions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 206-221.

Other Publications:

  • Roseman, I. J. (2008). Motivations and emotivations: Approach, avoidance, and other tendencies in motivated and emotional behavior. In A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation. New York: Psychology Press.
  • Roseman, I. J. (2001). A model of appraisal in the emotion system: Integrating theory, research, and applications. In K. R. Scherer, A. Schorr, & T. Johnstone (Eds.), Appraisal processes in emotion: Theory, methods, research (pp. 68-91). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Roseman, I. J. (1994). The psychology of strongly-held beliefs: Theories of ideological structure and individual attachment. In R. C. Schank & E. Langer (Eds.), Beliefs, reasoning, and decision-making: Psycho-logic in honor of Bob Abelson (pp. 175-208). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Roseman, I. J. (1984). Cognitive determinants of emotions: A structural theory. In P. Shaver (Ed.), Review of Personality and Social Psychology (Vol. 5, pp. 11-36). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Roseman, I. J., Abelson, R. P., & Ewing, M. F. (1986). Emotion and political cognition: Emotional appeals in political communication. In R. R. Lau & D. O. Sears (Eds.), Political cognition: The 19th annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition (pp. 279-294). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Roseman, I. J., & Smith, C. A. (2001). Appraisal theory: Overview, assumptions, varieties, controversies. In K. R. Scherer, A. Schorr, & T. Johnstone (Eds.), Appraisal processes in emotion: Theory, methods, research (pp. 3-19). New York: Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught:

Ira J. Roseman
Department of Psychology
Rutgers University, 306 Armitage Hall
311 N. Fifth Street
Camden, New Jersey 08102
United States

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