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Pittsburgh Post Gazette: "The Thinkers: Emotion's Effects on Decisions is her Field"

July 21, 2011

March 28, 2004

You wouldn't know it to watch her in action, but Jennifer Lerner specializes in anger.

In person, the 36-year-old Carnegie Mellon University professor is poised, good-natured and frequently lets loose with a deep-throated laugh.

But her research has made anger her signature work -- in particular, understanding how it shapes people's views of life and influences the decisions they make.

The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition: "Heart Strings and Purse Strings: How Do People's Feelings Affect Their Economic Decisions?"

July 21, 2011

September 2004

Scientists in a new field of study called behavioral economics have made some provocative findings about how consumers? feelings affect their buying and selling decisions. In a study published recently in the journal Psychological Science, the researchers found that emotions that have nothing to do with the transaction at hand can influence what price people are willing to pay to buy something and what price they are willing to accept when they sell. ?We?re showing for the first time that incidental emotions from one situation can affect economic… Read more about The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition: "Heart Strings and Purse Strings: How Do People's Feelings Affect Their Economic Decisions?"

The New York Times Magazine: "Sum of All Fears"

July 21, 2011

August 15, 2004

Chart: "Sum of All Fears:" Two months after 9/11, 973 Americans were asked to estimate the probability that within the next year they, as well as the average American, would experience risky events and take precautionary actions.

Carnegie Mellon: "Don't Sell When You're Sad"

July 21, 2011

June 2004

We are now increasingly able to predict non-intuitive ways in which emotions exert their effects. And we can document that incidental emotions matter even when real money is at stake.

Ascribe, The Public Interest Newsire: "Carnegie Mellon Gives McCandless Professorships to Up-and-Coming Robotics, Psychology Researchers"

July 21, 2011

June 8, 2004

Carnegie Mellon University has awarded the Anna Loomis McCandless professorship to Yoky Matsuoka, assistant professor in the Robotics Institute in the School of Computer Science, and the Estella Loomis McCandless professorship to Jennifer Lerner, an assistant professor of social and decision sciences and psychology. The professorships are given every three years to two junior faculty members who have shown great promise in their field.