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James Gross

Stanford University
United States of America


James J. Gross, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory ( Dr. Gross earned his BA in philosophy from Yale University in 1987 and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He is a leading figure in the areas of emotion and emotion regulation, and he has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Dr. Gross also has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Stanford Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, and the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and the Director of the Stanford Psychology One Teaching Program. Dr. Gross has an extensive program of investigator-initiated research, with grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute of Education Sciences. He has over 250 publications, and is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.

Research Interest

He is interested in emotion and emotion regulation. His research employs behavioral, physiological, and brain measures to examine emotion-related personality processes and individual differences. His current interests include emotion coherence, specific emotion regulation strategies (reappraisal, suppression), automatic emotion regulation, and social anxiety.


  • Gruber J, Hay AC, Gross JJ (2014) Rethinking emotion: cognitive reappraisal is an effective positive and negative emotion regulation strategy in bipolar disorder.Emotion 14: 388-396.

  • McRae K, Rekshan W, Williams LM, Cooper N, Gross JJ (2014) Effects of antidepressant medication on emotion regulation in depressed patients: an iSPOT-D report.J Affect Disord 159:127-132.

  • Gianaros PJ, Marsland AL, Kuan DC, Schirda BL, Jennings JR (2014) An inflammatory pathway links atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk to neural activity evoked by the cognitive regulation of emotion. Biol Psychiatry 75: 738-745

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