Cambridge Prosociality and Well-Being Lab


Kim, H., Schimmack, U., Cheng, C., Webster, G. D., & Spectre, A. (2015). The role of positive self-evaluation on cross-cultural differences in well-being. Cross-Cultural Research. Get PDF

Yearwood, M. H., Cuddy, A., Lamba, N., Youyou, W., van der Lowe, I., Piff, P., Gorintin, C., Fleming, P., Simon-Thomas, E., Keltner, D., & Spectre, A. (2015). On wealth and the diversity of friendships: High social class people around the world have fewer international friends. Personality and Individual Differences. Get PDF

Kogan, A., Oveis, C., Carr, E., Gruber, J. Mauss. I. B., Shallcross, A., Impett, E., van der lowe, I., Hui, B., Cheng, C., & Keltner, D. (2014). Vagal activity is quadratically related to prosocial traits, prosocial emotions, and observer perceptions of prosociality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Get PDF

Dutra, S. J., West, T. V., Impett, E. A., Oveis, C., Kogan, A., Keltner, D., & Gruber, J. (2014). Rose-colored glasses gone too far? Mania symptoms predict biased emotion experience and perception in couples. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 157-165. Get PDF

Keltner, D., Kogan, A., Piff, P. K., Saturn, S. R. (2014). The sociocultural appraisals, values, and emotions (SAVE) framework of prosociality: Core processes from gene to meme. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 425-460. Get PDF

Quoidbach, J., Gruber, J., Mikolajczak, M., Kogan, A., Kotsou, I., & Norton, M. I. (2014). Emodiversity and the emotional ecosystem. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. PDF not yet available--please check back at a later date.


Kogan, A., Gruber, J., Shallcross, A. J., Ford, B. Q., & Mauss. I. B. (2013). Too much of a good thing? Cardiac vagal tone’s non-linear relationship with well-being. Emotion, 13(4), 599-604. Get PDF

Kogan, A., Sasaki, J., Zou, C., Kim, H.S., & Cheng, C. (2013). Uncertainty avoidance moderates the link between faith and subjective well-being around the world. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 242-248. Get PDF

Gruber, J., Kogan, A., Mennin, D., & Murray, G. (2013). Real-world emotion? An experience-sampling approach to emotion disturbance and regulation in bipolar disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(40), 971-983. PDF not yet available--please check back at a later date.

Gruber, J., Kogan, A., Quoidbach, J. & Mauss. I. B. (2013). Happiness is best kept stable: Positive emotion variability associated with poorer psychological health. Emotion, 13(1), 1-6. Get PDF

Impett, E. A., Gere, J., Kogan, A., Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (2013). How sacrifice impacts the giver and the recipient: Insights from approach-avoidance motivational theory. Journal of Personality. Get PDF

Impett, E. A., Le, B., Asyaby-Eshghi, B., Day, L. C., & Kogan, A. (2013). To give or not to give? Sacrificing for avoidance goals is not costly for the highly interdependent. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 649-657. Get PDF

Impett, E. A., Le, B. M., Kogan, A., Oveis, C., & Keltner, D. (2013). When you think your partner is holding back: The costs of perceived partner suppression during relationship sacrifice. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Get PDF

Impett, E. A., Javam, L., Le, B. M., Asyabi-Eshghi, B., & Kogan, A. (2013). The joys of genuine giving: Approach and avoidance sacrifice motivation and authenticity. Personal Relationships, 20(4), 740-754. Get PDF

Le, B. M., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., Webster, G. D., & Cheng, C. (2013). The personal and interpersonal rewards of communal orientation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(6), 694-710. Get PDF

Mahalingam, V., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Rust, J., & gan, A. (2013). Who can wait for the future? A personality perspective. Social Psychological and Personality Science.. Get PDF

Saslow, L. R., John, O. P., Piff, P. K., Willer, R., Wong, E., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., Antonenko, O., Clark, K., Feinberg, M., Oveis, C., Keltner, D., and Saturn, S. R. (2013). The social significance of spirituality: New perspectives on the compassion-altruism relationship, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 5(3), 201-218. Get PDF

Cheng, C., Kogan, A., & Choi, J. H. (2012). Comparing coping-flexibility and cognitive-behavioral intervention in managing work stress. Work & Stress, 26 (3), 272. Get PDF

Gordon, A. M., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., Oveis, C., & Keltner, D. (2012). To have and to hold: Gratitude promotes relationship maintenance in intimate bonds. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103(2), 257-274. Get PDF

Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., English, T., Oveis, C., John, O., & Keltner, D. (2012). Suppression sours relationships: The affective and relational costs of suppressing emotions during sacrifice in romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(6), 707 - 720. Get PDF

Muise, A., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., & Desmarais, S. (2012). Keeping the spark alive: Being motivated to meet a partner’s sexual needs sustains sexual desire in long-term romantic relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(3), 267-273. Get PDF

Simon-Thomas, E., Godzik, J., Castle, E., Antonenko, O., Ponz, A., Kogan, A., & Keltner, D. (2012). An fMRI study of caring versus self-focus during induced compassion and pride. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(6), 635-648 Get PDF

Spielmann, S. S., Joel, S., MacDonald, G., & Kogan, A. (2012). Ex appeal: Substituting current partners and ex-partners. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(2), 175-180. Get PDF


Kogan, A., Saslow, L., Impett, E.A., Oveis, C., Keltner, D., & Saturn, S. (2011). A thin-slicing study of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and the evaluation and expression of the prosocial disposition. Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 19189-19192. Get PDF

Kogan, A., Impett, E. A., Oveis, C., Hui, B, Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (2010). When giving feels good: The intrinsic benefits of sacrifice in romantic relationships for the communally motivated. Psychological Science, 21, 1918-1924. Get PDF

Impett, E. A., Gordon, A. M., Kogan, A., Oveis, C., Gable, S. L., & Keltner, D. (2010). Moving toward more perfect unions: Daily and long-term consequences of approach and avoidance goals in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 948-963. Get PDF


Cheng, C., Chen, Z., & Kogan, A. (2008). Social support and money as double-edged swords: Primary soothers and precipitants of pain. Psychological Inquiry, 19, 153–160. Get PDF

Van Kleef, G. A., Oveis, C., van der Löwe, I., Kogan, A., Goetz, J., & Keltner, D. (2008). Power, distress, and compassion: Turning a blind eye to the suffering of others. Psychological Science, 19, 1315-1322. Get PDF

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