Heath Demaree

Professor and Chair; Department Representative for Communication Sciences majors & minors | Emotional & Cognitive Processing


Mather Memorial Building 126B

Other Information

Specialty: Psychology

Research Interests

Generally speaking, Dr. Demaree’s research interests involve the interaction between emotional (“hot”) and cognitive (“cold”) processing.

Current Projects

Dr. Demaree is currently investigating how different cognitive variables – both trait (e.g., working memory capacity) and state (abstract/global versus concrete/local processing) – influence people’s automatic reactions to emotional stimuli (mostly “approach” emotions to appetitive stimuli), as well as their ability to control emotional responses. Reciprocally, he is also interested in how emotion regulation (e.g., reappraisal) alters people’s automatic motivational responses to emotional (mostly appetitive) stimuli and global/local focus.

Graduate Student Research Assistants

Anne Kotynski

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