Maya Tamir PhD



in press    
2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007  
2006    2005    2004    2003    2002



in press

Ford, B. Q., & Tamir, M. (in press). Preferring Familiar Emotions: As You Want (and Like) It? Cognition and Emotion.

Tamir, M., & Bigman, Y. (in press). Why might people want to feel bad? Motives in contra-hedonic emotion regulation. Chapter to appear in W. G. Parrott (Ed.), The Positive Side of Negative Emotions.

Mauss, I. B., & Tamir, M. (in press). Emotion goals: How their content, structure, and operation shape emotion regulation. To appear in J. J. Gross (Ed.), The Handbook of Emotion Regulation, 2nd Ed.

Vishkin, A., Bigman, Y., & Tamir, M. (in press). Religion, emotion regulation, and well-being. Chapter to appear in C. Kim-Prieto (Ed.), Positive Psychology of Religion and Spirituality across Cultures.

2013

Tamir, M., Ford, B. Q., & Ryan, E. (2013). Nonconscious Goals Can Shape What People Want to Feel. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 292-297. [pdf]

Tamir, M., Ford, B. Q., & Gilliam, M. (2013). Evidence for utilitarian emotion regulation. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 483-491. [pdf]

Halperin, E., Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Gross, J. J. (2013). Can emotion regulation change political attitudes in intractable conflict? From the laboratory to the field. Psychological Science, 24, 106-111. [pdf]

Goldstein, T. R., Tamir, M., & Winner, E. (2013). Expressive suppression and acting classes. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts., 7, 191-196.


2012

Tamir, M., & Ford, B. Q. (2012). Should people pursue feelings that feel good or feelings that do good? Emotional preferences and well-being. Emotion, 7, 1061-1071. [pdf]

Ford, B. Q. & Tamir, M. (2012). When getting angry is smart: Emotional preferences and emotional intelligence. Emotion, 12, 685-689. [pdf]

Ford, B. Q., Tamir, M., Gagnon, S., Taylor, H., & Brunye, T. (2012). The angry spotlight: Trait anger and selective visual attention to rewards. European Journal of Personality, 26, 90-98 . [pdf]

Tamir, M., & Ford, B. Q. (2012). When feeling bad is expected to be good: Emotion regulation and outcome expectancies in social conflicts. Emotion, 12, 807-816 . [pdf]


2011

Mauss, I., B., Tamir, M., Anderson, C. L., & Savino, N. S. (2011). Can seekinghapiness make people unhappy? Paradoxical effects of valuing happiness. Emotion, 11, 807-815. [pdf]

Rusk, N., Rothbaum, F., & Tamir, M. (2011). Performance and learning goals for emotion. Motivation and Emotion, 35, 444-460. [pdf]

Tamir, M. (2011). The maturing field of emotion regulation. Emotion Review, 3, 3-7 [pdf]

Gruber, J., Mauss, I. B., & Tamir, M. (2011). A dark side of happiness? How, when, and why happiness is not always good. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 6, 222-233. [pdf]

Tamir, M., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). Social cognitive factors in emotion regulation: Implications for well-being. In I. Nyklicek, A. Vingerhoets, M. Zeelenberg, & J. Donellet (Eds.), Emotion regulation and well-being , pp. 31-47). Springer

Tamir, M., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Beyond pleasure and pain? Emotion regulation and positive psychology. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, & M. Steger (Eds.), Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward , (pp.89-100). Oxford University Press.

Robinson, M. D., & Tamir, M. (2011). A task-focused mind is a happy and productive mind: A processing perspective. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, & M. Steger (Eds.), Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward , (pp.160-174). Oxford University Press.


2010

Ford, B. Q., Tamir, M., Brunye, T. T., Shirer, W. R., Mahoney, C. R., & Taylor, H. A. (2010). Keeping your eyes on the prize: Anger and visual attention to threats and rewards. Psychological Science, 21, 1098-1105. [pdf]

Holland, A., Kensigner, E. A., & Tamir. M. (2010). The effect of regulation goals on emotional event-specific knowledge. Memory, 18, 504-521.

Hackenbracht, J. & Tamir. M. (2010).  Preferences for sadness when eliciting help: Instrumental motives in sadness regulation. Motivation and Emotion, 34, 306-315. [pdf]

2009

Tamir, M., & Ford, B. Q. (2009). Choosing to be afraid: Preferences for fear as a function of goal pursuit. Emotion, 9, 488-497. [pdf]

Tamir, M. (2009). What do people want to feel and why? Pleasure and utility in emotion regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 101-105. [pdf]

Srivastava, S., Tamir, M., McGonical, K. M., John, O. P., & Gross, J. J. (2009). The social costs of emotional suppression: A prospective study of the transition to college. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 883-897.

Tamir, M. (2009). Differential preferences for happiness; Extraversion and trait-consistent emotion regulation. Journal of Personality, 77, 447-470. [pdf]

Robinson, M. D., Meier, B. P., Tamir, M., Wilowski, B.M., & Ode, S. (2009). Behavioral facilitation: A cognitive model of individual differences in approach motivation. Emotion, 9, 70-82.


2008

Tamir, M., & Diener, E. (2008). Approach-avoidance goals and well-being: One size does not fit all. In A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation (pp. 415-430). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum [pdf]

Tamir, M., Mitchell, C., & Gross, J. J. (2008). Hedonic and instrumental motives in anger regulation. Psychological Science, 19, 324-328. [pdf]


2007

Tamir, M., Chiu, C. Y., & Gross, J. J. (2007). Business or pleasure? Utilitarian versus hedonic considerations in emotion regulation. Emotion, 7, 546-554. [pdf]

Tamir, M., & Robinson, M. D. (2007). The happy spotlight: Positive mood and selective attention to rewarding information. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1124-1136. [pdf]

Tamir, M., John, O. P., Srivastava, S., & Gross, J. J. (2007). Implicit theories of emotion: Affective and social outcomes across a major life transition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 731-744. [pdf]


2006

Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., & Solberg, E. C. (2006). You may worry, but can you recognize threats when you see them?: Neuroticism, threat identifications, and negative affect. Journal of Personality, 74, 1481-1506. [pdf]

Diener, E., Tamir, M., & Scollon, C. N. (2006). Happiness, life satisfaction, and fulfillment: The social psychology of subjective well-being. In P. Van Lange (Ed.), Bridging social psychology (pp. 319-324). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


2005

Tamir, M. (2005). Don't worry, be happy? Neuroticism, trait-consistent affect regulation, and performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 449-461. [pdf]

Kim-Prieto, C., Diener, E., Tamir, M., Scollon, C. N., & Diener, M. (2005). Integrating the diverse definitions of happiness: A time-sequential framework of subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 6, 261-300.

Robinson, M. D., & Tamir, M. (2005). Neuroticism as mental noise: A relation between neuroticism and reaction time standard deviations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 107-114.


2004

Tamir, M., & Robinson, M. D. (2004). Knowing good from bad: The paradox of neuroticism, negative affect, and evaluative processing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 913-925. [pdf]

Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., Clore, G. L., Martin, L. L., & Whitaker, D. (2004). Are we puppets on a string?: The contextual meaning of unconscious expressive cues. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 237-249. [pdf]

Biswas-Diener, R., Diener, E., & Tamir, M. (2004). What the Greeks and self-help books haven't told you about happiness. Daedalus, 18-25.

Robinson, M. D., Vargas, P. T., Tamir, M., & Solberg, E. C. (2004). Using and being used by categories: The case of negative evaluations and daily well-being. Psychological Science, 15, 521-526.


2003

Robinson, M. D., Solberg, E. C., Vargas, P., & Tamir, M. (2003). Trait as default: Extraversion, subjective well-being, and the distinction between neutral and positive events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 517-527.

Robinson, M. D., Rokke, P. D., & Tamir, M. (2003). Feeling about thinking: The role(s) of affect in social cognition. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 48, 356-358.


2002

Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., & Clore, G. L. (2002). The epistemic benefits of trait-consistent mood states: An analysis of extraversion and mood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 663-677. [pdf]

Clore, G. L., & Tamir, M. (2002). Affect as embodied information. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 37-45.