Christine R. Harris
Christine R. Harris is an associate professor of psychology at UCSD. Her research focus on emotion and interpersonal relationships, especially the function and effects of different specific emotions -- particularly, jealousy, embarrassment, envy, and humor -- and the role of such emotions in health and well-being. Harris also studies how emotional states interact with processes of cognition and judgment. Harris has written on topics including gender differences in jealousy; evolutionary and social cognitive theories of jealousy; embarrassment and health; emotion regulation; tickle, laughter, and humor; and emotion and cognition. She is a member of several academic organizations including American Psychological Society, International Society for Research on Emotion (by election), International Association for Relationship Research, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (by election), and Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Harris completed her graduate training in social psychology and received her Ph.D. from UCSD in 1998.