• Automatic and controlled processing of faces in social anxiety 

    Duval, Elizabeth R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-01-27)
    The aim of this dissertation was to investigate the automatic emotional response, attention allocation, and attention disengagement elicited by facial stimuli in undergraduate participants with high and low Social Anxiety ...
  • An evolutionary perspective of the effects of emotion on the post-auricular reflex 

    Johnson, Gabriella M., 1985- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    The post-auricular reflex (PAR), contrary to other components of the startle reflex, is potentiated by positive emotions and inhibited by negative emotions. We investigated this "paradoxical" modulation, testing two ...
  • Intuition and facial feedback 

    Trent, Jason, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Smiles and frowns are typically thought of as expressions of underlying emotional states. Yet there is strong evidence that these and other facial expressions play a role in emotional experience itself. Several facial ...