Ursula Hess, Ph.D

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Hess, U. Thibault, P., 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.
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  • Hess, U. & Bourgeois, P. (2010).
    You smile − I smile: Emotion expression in social interaction
    Biological Psychology, 84, 514−520.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Hess, U. Adams, R. B. Jr., Grammer, K., & Kleck, R. E. (2009).
    Face gender and emotion expression: Are angry women more like men?
    Journal of Vision. 9(12), Article 19, 1-8.
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  • Hess, U., Adams, R. B., Jr. & 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, 497-3504.
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  • 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.
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  • Weyers, 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.
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  • Hareli S, Shomrat N, & Hess, U. (2009).
    Emotional versus neutral expressions and perceptions of social dominance and submissiveness
    Emotion, 9, 378-384.
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  • Hess, U., Adams, R. B., Jr. & Kleck, R. E. (2009).
    The categorical perception of emotions and traits
    Social Cognition, 27, 319-325.
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  • Thibault, P., Gosseline, 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.
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  • Hess, U. & Thibault, P. (2009).
    Darwin and emotion expression.
    American Psychologist, 64, 120-128.
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  • 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 and Emotion. 22, 862-880.
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  • 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.
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  • Bourgeois, P. & Hess, U. (2008).
    The impact of social context on mimicry.
    Biological Psychology, 77, 343-352.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Yabar, Y., & Hess, U. (2007).
    Display of Empathy and Perception of Out-Group Members.
    New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 36, 42-50.
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  • Hess, U., Sabourin, G., & Kleck, R. E. (2007).
    Postauricular and eye-blink startle responses to facial expressions.
    Psychophysiology, 4, 431-435.
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  • Elfenbein, H. A., Beaupré, M. G., Levesque, M., & Hess, U. (2007).
    Toward a dialect theory: Cultural differences in expressing and recognizing facial expressions.
    Emotion, 7, 131-146.
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  • Lanctôt, N. & Hess, U. (2007).
    The timing of appraisals.
    Emotion, 7, 207-212.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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 and Emotion, 19, 515-536
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  • Beaupré, M., & Hess, U. (2005).
    Cross-cultural emotion recognition among canadian ethnic groups.
    Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36, 355-370.
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  • Hess, U., Adams, R. B. & Kleck, R. E. (2004).
    Facial appearance, gender, and emotion expression.
    Emotion, 4, 378-388
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  • Hess, U. Senécal, S. & Thibeault, P. (2004).
    Do we know what we show? Men's and women's judgments of their emotional behavior and experience.
    Special Issue of Current Psychology of Cognition, 22, 247-265
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  • Levesque, M., Blais, M. R., Hess, U. (2004).
    Motivational dynamic of burnout and well-being in African teachers/Dynamique motivationnelle de l'epuisement et du bien-etre chez des enseignants africains.
    Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne de sciences du comportement, 36, 190-201
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  • Levesque, M., Blais, M. R., Hess, U. (2004).
    Motivation, discretionary organizational behaviors, and wellbeing in an African setting: When is it a duty?/Motivation, comportements organisationnels discrètionnaires et bien-être en milieu Africain: Quand le devoir oblige?
    Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne de sciences du comportement, 36, 321-333
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Hess, U., Blairy, S., & Philippot, P. (1998).
    Facial reactions to emotional facial expressions: Affect or cognition?
    Cognition and Emotion, 12, 509-532.
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  • Chapters

  • 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. In: J. Tao (Ed.). Affective Information Processing, pp. 145-158. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
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  • 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. In: J. Or (Ed). Affective Computing: Focus on emotion expression, synthesis, and recognition, pp. 45-56. I-techonline/I-Tech.
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  • Hess, U., Adams, R. B. Jr., & Kleck, R. E. (2008)
    The role of facial expression in person perception. In: N. Ambady & J. J. Skowronski (Eds.) First impressions, pp. 234-254. Guilford Press.
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  • 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. 182-190. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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  • Hess, U., Beaupré, M. G. & Cheung, N. (2002).
    Who to whom and why – cultural differences and similarities in the function of smiles, pp. 187-216. In: Millicent Abel (Ed.) The smile: Forms, functions, and consequences. NY: The Edwin Mellen Press
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  • Hess, U. (2001).
    The communication of emotion.
    In A. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotions, Qualia, and Consciousness, pp. 397-409. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
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  • 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.
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