Ursula Hess, Ph.D


Curriculum Vitae

Education

Diplom (M.A.) : 1986 Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Ph.D. : 1989 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

Appointments

Maître Assistant , University of Geneva (1989-1992)
Lecturer , University of Fribourg (1990-1991)
Assistant Professor of Psychology , University of Quebec at Montreal (1992-1995)
Associate Professor of Psychology , University of Quebec at Montreal (1995-2000)
Professor of Psychology , University of Quebec at Montreal (2000- present, on leave)
Professor of Psychology , Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; (2010- present)

Professional activities:

Associate Editor : Cognition and Emotion (2000 - 2006)
Associate Editor : Psychophysiology (2006 - )
Associate Editor : Journal of Nonverbal Behavior (2008 - )
Member of the Board : International Society for Research on Emotion (2007 - )
Member of the Board : Society for Psychophysiological Research (2008 - )

Representative recent service to the University of Quebec at Montreal

Psychology Department Undergradute Studies Committee
Psychology Department Graduate Studies Committee
Social Section (Résponsable)
I/O program committee
Executive Committee, Cognitive Science Institute, UQAM



Edited books

Vallerand, R. J. & Hess, U. (Eds.), 2000. Méthodes de recherche en psychologie. Boucherville, Qc: Gaëtan Morin

Hess, U. & Philippot, P. (Eds.), 2007. Group Dynamics and Emotional Expression. New York, Cambridge University Press.

Selected publications


Articles

Hareli, S., Sharabi. M., & Hess, U. (in press). Tell me who you are and I tell you how you feel: Expected emotional reactions to success and failure are influenced by knowledge about a person's personality. International Journal of Psychology.

Debuille, B.J., Brodeur, M.B., & Hess, U. (in press). Assessing the way people look to judge their intentions. Emotion.

Hareli, S., Sharabi, M., Cossette, M., & Hess, U. (in press). Observers´ expectations regarding the emotional reactions of others in a failure context: The role of status and perceived dominance. Motivation and Emotion.

Van der Schalk, J., Fischer, A. H., Doosje, B. J., Wigboldus, D., Hawk, S. T., Hess, U., & Rotteveel, M (in press). Congruent and incongruent responses to emotional displays of ingroup and outgroup. Emotion.

Halberstadt, A. G., Dennis, P. A., & Hess, U (in press). The influence of family expressiveness, individuals´ own emotionality, and self-expressiveness on perceptions of others´ facial expressions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

Brody, S., Houde, S., & Hess, U (in press). Greater tactile sensitivity and less use of immature psychological defense mechanisms predict women´s penile−vaginal intercourse orgasm. Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Niedenthal, P.M., Mermillod, M., Maringer, M., & Hess, U (2010). The Simulation of Smiles (SIMS) Model: Embodied Simulation and the Meaning of Facial Expression. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 417-433.

Niedenthal, P.M., Mermillod, M., Maringer, M., & Hess, U (2010). The future of SIMS: Who embodies which smile and when? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 464-480.

Hess, U., Thibault, Adams, R. B., Jr., & Kleck, R. E. (2010). The influence of gender, social roles and facial appearance on perceived emotionality. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1310−1317.

Cohen, H., Gagné, M.−H., B., Hess, U. & Pourcher, E. (2010). Emotion and object processing in Parkinson´s disease Brain and Cognition, 72, 457−463

Hareli, S. & Hess, U. (2010). What emotional reactions can tell us about the nature of others: An appraisal perspective on person perception. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 128-140

Hess, U. & Bourgeois, P. (2010). You smile − I smile: Emotion expression in social interaction. Biological Psychology, 84, 514-520

Hess, U., Adams, R. B., Jr. & Kleck, R. E. (2009). Face gender and emotion expression: Are angry women more like men? Journal of Vision. 9(12), Article 19, 1-8

Hess, U., Adams, Jr, R.B. & Kleck, R. E. (2009). The face is not an empty canvas: How facial expressions interact with facial appearance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B, 364, 3497-3504

Hareli, S. & Hess, U (in press). What emotional reactions can tell us about the nature of others: An appraisal perspective on person perception. Cognition & Emotion

Oosterijk, S., Rotteveel, M., Fischer, A. H., & Hess, U (2009). Embodied emotion concepts: How generating words about pride and disappointment influences posture. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 457-466

Hareli, S., Shomrat, N., & Hess, U. (2009). Emotional versus neutral expressions and perceptions of social dominance and submissiveness. Emotion, 9, 378-384.

Hareli, S., Harush, R., Suleiman, R., Bergeron, S., Cossette, M., Lavoie, V., Dugay, G., & Hess, U. (2009). When scowling may be a good thing: The influence of anger expressions on credibility. Euroean Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 631-638.

Wyers, P., Mühlberger, A., Kund, A., Hess, U., & Pauli. P. (2009). Modulation of facial reactions to avatar emotional faces by nonconscious competition priming. Psychophysiology, 46, 328-335.

Hess, U. Adams, J. B., Jr., & Kleck, R. B (2009). The categorical perception of emotions and traits. Social Cognition, 27, 319-325.

Thibault, P., Gosselin, P., Brunel, M.-L., & Hess, U. (2009). Children's and adolescents' perception of the authenticity of smiles. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102, 360-367.

Hess, U., & Thibault, P. (2009). Darwin and emotion expression. American Psychologist, 64, 120-128.

Hareli, S., & Hess, U. (2008). When does feedback about success at school hurt? The role of causal attributions. Social Psychology of Education, 11, 258-272.

Hareli, S. & Hess, U. (2008). The Role of Causal Attribution in Hurt Feelings and Related Social Emotions Elicited in Reaction to Other's Feedback about Failure. Cognition & Emotion, 22, 862-880.

Brody, S., Fischer, A. H., & Hess, U. (2008). Women's finger sensitivity correlates with partnered sexual behavior but not solitary masturbation frequencies. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 34, 343-352.

Hareli, S., Klang, M., & Hess, U. (2008). The Role of Career History in Gender Based Biases in Job Selection Decisions. Career Development International, 13, 252-269

Bourgeois, P. & Hess, U. (2008). The impact of social context on mimicry. Biological Psychology, 77, 343-352.

Hess, U., Brody, S., van der Schalk, J. & Fischer, A. H. (2007). Sexual activity is inversely related to women's perceptions of the facial attractiveness of unknown men. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1991-1997.

Hess, U., Adams, R. B., Jr. & Kleck, R. E. (2007). Looking at you or looking elsewhere: The influence of head orientation on the signal value of emotional facial expressions. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 137-144.

Yabar, Y., & Hess, U. (2007). Display of Empathy and Perception of Out-Group Members. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 36, 42-50.

Hess, U., Sabourin, G., & Kleck, R. E. (2007). Postauricular and eye-blink startle responses to facial expressions. Psychophysiology, 44, 431-435.

Lanctôt, N., & Hess, U. (2007). The timing of appraisals. Emotion, 7, 207-212.

Elfenbein, H. A., Beaupré, M. G., Leveque, M., & Hess, U. (2007). Toward a dialect theory: Cultural differences in expressing and recognizing facial expressions. Emotion, 7, 131-146.

Thibault, P., Bourgeois, P., & Hess, U. (2006). The effect of group-identification on emotion recognition: The case of cats and basketball players. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 676-683.

Beaupré, M. G. & Hess, U. (2006). An in-group advantage for confidence in emotion recognition judgments: the moderating effect of familiarity with the expressions of out-group members. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin , 32, 16-26.

Beaupré, M.G, & Hess, U. (2005). Cross-cultural emotion recognition among Canadian ethnic groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology , 26, 355-370.

Hess, U., Adams, R. B. Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2005). Who may frown and who should smile? Dominance, affiliation, and the display of happiness and anger. Cognition & Emotion , 19, 515-536.

Hess, U., Adams, R. B. Jr. & Kleck, R. E. (2004). Facial appearance, gender, and emotion expression. Emotion , 4, 378-388.

Hess, U. Sénecal, S. & Thibeault, P. (2004). Do we know what we show? Individuals' perceptions of their own emotional reactions. Special Issue of Current Psychology of Cognition , 22, 247-265.

Dujardin, K., Blairy, S., Defrebvre, L., Krystkowiak, P. Hess, U., Blond, S., & Destree, A (2004). Subthalamic nucleus stimulation induces deficits in decoding emotional facial expressions in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry , 75, 2002-208.

Dujardin, K., Blairy, S., Defrebvre, L., Duhem, S., Noel, Y., Hess, U., & Destree, A. (2004). Deficits in decoding emotional facial expressions in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia , 42, 239-250.

Beaupré, M.G, & Hess, U. (2003). In my mind, we all smile A case of in-group favoritism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , 39, 371-377.

Senécal, S., Murard, N., & Hess, U. (2003). Do you know what I feel? Partners' predictions and judgments of each other's emotional reactions to emotion-eliciting situations. Sex Roles , 48, 21-37.

Hess, U. & Blairy, S. (2001). Facial mimicry and emotional contagion to dynamic emotional facial expressions and their influence on decoding accuracy . International Journal of Psychophysiology , 40, 129-141.

Hess, U. Blairy, S., & Kleck, R. E. (2000). The influence of expression intensity, gender, and ethnicity on judgments of dominance and affiliation . Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 24, 265-283.

Hess, U., Senécal, S., Herrera, P., Kirouac, K., Philippot, P., Kleck, R. E. (2000). Emotional expressivity in men and women: stereotypes versus self-perceptions . Cognition and Emotion, 14, 609-642.

Blairy, S., Herrera, P., & Hess, U. (1999). Mimicry and the Judgment of Emotional Facial Expressions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 23, 5-41

Hess, U., Blairy, S., & Philippot, P. (1998). Facial reactions to emotional facial expressions: Affect or cognition? Cognition and Emotion, 12, 509-532.


Chapters

Hess, U. (2009) Facial EMG (pp. 70-91). In: E. Harmon-Jones & J. Beer (Eds), Methods in the neurobiology of social and personality psychology. Guilford Press.

Hess, U., & Thibault, P. (2008). Faces and Emotions: Why the same expression may not mean the same when shown on different faces or seen by different people (pp. 145-158). In: J. Tao (Ed.). Affective Information Processing. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Hess, U, Adams, R. B. Jr., & Kleck, R. E. (2008). The role of facial expression in person perception (pp. 234-254). N. Ambady & J. J. Skowronski. First impressions. Guilford Press.

Hess, U., Adams, R. B. Jr., & Kleck, R. E. (2008). The devil is in the details - the meanings of faces and how they influence the meanings of facial expressions (pp. 45-56). In: J. Or (Ed). Affective Computing: Focus on emotion expression, synthesis, and recognition. I-techonline/I-Tech. ISBN 978-3-902613-23-3.

Hess, U., Adams, R. B. Jr., & Kleck, R. E. (2007). When two do the same it might not mean the same: The perception of emotional expressions shown by men and women. In: U. Hess & P. Philippot (Eds.) Group Dynamics and Emotional Expression, pp. 33-50. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hess, U., Beaupré, M.G. Cheung, N. (2002). Who to whom and why – cultural differences and similarities in the function of smiles. In: Millicent Abel (Ed.) An empirical reflection on the smile, pp. 187-216. NY: The Edwin Mellen Press

Hess, U. (2001). The communication of emotion . In A. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotions, Qualia, and Consciousness, pp. 397-409. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Hess, U. (2001). The experience of emotion: Situational influences on the elicitation and experience of emotions. In A. Kaszniak Emotions, Qualia, and Consciousness, pp. 386-396. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Hess, U. & Kirouac, G., Emotion expression in Groups (2000). In M. Lewis & J. Haviland-Jones (Eds.) Handbook of emotion, 2nd Edition, pp. 368-381. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Hess, U., Blairy, S., & Philippot, P. (1999). Facial Mimicry In: P. Philippot, R. Feldman, & E. Coats (Eds.), The social context of nonverbal behavior, pp. 213-241. Cambridge University Press.

Kirouac, G. & Hess, U. (1999). Group membership and the decoding of nonverbal behavior. In: P. Philippot, R. Feldman, & E. Coats (Eds.), The social context of nonverbal behavior, pp. 182-210. Cambridge University Press.