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Featured Papers

Goldenberg, A., (2023). What makes groups emotional? Perspectives in Psychological Science.

Main idea: Group emotionality is an integration of emotional interactions between people, how people perceive those interactions, and the social infrastructure in which social groups interact. This is a review of many of the ideas that have emerged from the lab in the last few years. 


Goldenberg, A., Abruzzo, J. M., Huang, Z., Schöne, J., Bailey, D., Willer, R., Halperin, E., Gross, J. J. (2023). Homophily and acrophily as drivers of political segregation. Nature Human Behavior. 7, 219-230. data & codepreprint


Main finding: people prefer social ties that are more extreme, compared to more moderate than them (see B). 


LaFollette, K. J., Yuval, J., Schurr, R., Melnikoff, D., & Goldenberg, A. (under review). Identifying Learning Models from Human Behavior using Bottom-Up Equation Discovery. preprint

Main idea: we usedequation detection algorithms to improve computational models of human learning.

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Goldenberg, A., Weisz, E., Sweeny, T., Cikara, M., & Gross, J. (2021). The crowd emotion amplification effect. Psychological Science.  32(2).  437-450. data & code, preprint

Main finding: people tend to overestimate the intensity of crowds' emotions.


Journal Publications (*denotes co first authorship)

  1. Goldenberg, A., Bailey, D., Muric, G., Ferrara, E., Schöne, J., Willer, R., Halperin, E., Gross, J. J. (under review). Homophily and acrophily as drivers of political segregation on social media. data & code, preprint

  2. Milgram, Y., Nock, M. K., & Goldenberg, A. (under review). Knowledge about the source of emotion predicts adaptive emotion regulation. preprint

  3. Goldenberg, A., Huang, Z., LaFollette, K., Weisz, E., & Cikara, M. (under review). Judgement of
    crowds as emotional increases with the proportion of Black faces. data & code, preprint


  4. Schöne, J., Garcia, D., Parkinson, B., & Goldenberg, A. (2023). Negative expressions are shared more on Twitter for public figures than for ordinary users. PNAS Nexus. preprint

  5. Goldenberg, A., (2023). What makes groups emotional? Perspectives in Psychological Science. preprint

  6. Goldenberg, A., Willer, R. (2023). Amplification of emotion on social media. Nature Human Behavior.

  7. Goldenberg, A., Abruzzo, J. M., Huang, Z., Schöne, J., Bailey, D.,  Willer, R., Halperin, E., Gross, J. J. Homophily and acrophily as drivers of political segregation. (2023). Nature Human Behavior. 7, 219-230 data & codepreprint

  8. *Goldenberg, A., †Schöne, J., Huang, Z., Sweeny, T. D., Ong, D. C., Brady, T. F., Robinson, M. M., Levari, D., Zaki J, & Gross, J. J.  (2022). Amplification in the evaluation of emotional expressions over time. Nature Human Behavior. 6(10), 1408-1416data & code, preprint

  9. Tan, A. J., Mancini, V., Gross, J. J., Goldenberg, A., Badcook, J. C., Lim, M. H.. Becerra, R., Jackson, B., Preece, D. A. (2022) Loneliness versus distress: A comparison of emotion regulation profiles. Behavior Change. 39(3), 180-190.

  10. *Lin, G.-X., Goldenberg, A., Arikan, G., Brytek-Matera, A., Czepczor-Bernat, K., Manrique-Millones, D., Mikolajczak, M., Overbye, H., Roskam, I., Szczygieł, D., Ustundag-Budak, A. M., & Gross, J. J. (2022). Reappraisal, Social Support, and Parental Burnout. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 61(4), 1089-1102.

  11. Kaveladze, B. T., Morris, R. R., Dimitrova-Gammeltoft, R. V., Goldenberg, A., Gross, J. J., Antin, J., Sandgren, M., & Thomas-Hunt, M. C. (2022). Social interactivity in live video experiences reduces loneliness. Frontiers in Digital Health, 0, 43.

  12. Morrison, A. S., Uusberg, A., Ryan, J., Goldenberg A., Etkin, A., Gross, J. J. (2022). Assessing and improving public mental health literacy concerning rTMS. BMC Psychiatry. 22, 249.

  13. Schöne, J., Parkinson, Goldenberg, A. Negativity spreads more than positivity on Twitter after both positive and negative political situations. Affective Science, 2, 379-390. data & codepreprint

  14. Wang, K., Goldenberg, A., Dorison, C., Miller, J. K., Lerner, J. S., & Gross, J. & Psychological Science Accelerator. (2021). A global test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behavior, 5, 1089-1110. data & code, preprint

  15. Bellovary, A., Young, N. A., & Goldenberg, A. Left- and Right-Leaning News Organizations’ Use Negative Emotional Content and Elicit User Engagement Similarly. Affective Science, 2, 391-396. data & codepreprint

  16. Preece, D., Goldenberg, A., Becerra, R., Boyes, M., Hasking, P., & Gross, J. J. (2021). Loneliness and Emotion Regulation. Personality and Individual Differences

  17. Zmigrod, L., Goldenberg, A. (2021). Cognition and emotion in extreme political action. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(3), 218-227. preprint

  18. *Goldenberg, A., Weisz, E., Sweeny, T., Cikara, M., & Gross, J. (2021). The crowd emotion amplification effect. Psychological Science.  32(2).  437-450. data & code, preprint

  19. Cohen-Chen, S., Pliskin, R., & Goldenberg, A., (2020). Feel good or do good? A valence / function framework for understanding emotions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(4), 388-393.

  20. Enav, Y., Erhard-Weiss, D., Goldenberg, A., Knudston, M., Hardan, A.Y., & Gross, J.J. (2020). Contextual determinants of parental reflective functioning: Children with autism versus their typically developing siblings. Autism, 24(6), 1578-158.

  21. Hasan-Aslih, S., Shuman, E., Goldenberg, A., Pliskin, R., van Zomeren, M., & Halperin, E. (2020). The quest for hope: Disadvantaged group members can fulfil their desire to feel hope, but only when they believe in their power. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11(7), 879-888. data & codepreprint

  22. Goldenberg, A., Gross, J.J. (2020). Digital emotion contagion. Trends in Cognitive Science, 24(4), 316-328. preprint

  23. Goldenberg, A., Garcia, D., Halperin, E., & Gross, J.J. (2020). Collective emotions. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 29(2), 154-160. preprint

  24. Goldenberg, A., Sweeny, T., Spiegel, E., & Gross, J.J. (2019). Is this my group or not? The role of ensemble coding of emotional expressions in group categorization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143(3), 445-460. data & codepreprint

  25. Goldenberg, A., Garcia, D., Halperin, E., Jaki, J., Kong, D., Golarai, G., & Gross, J.J. (2019). Beyond emotional similarity: The role of situation-specific motives. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(1), 138–159. data & codepreprint

  26. Milyavsky, M., Webber, D., Fernandez, J. R., Kruglanski, A., Goldenberg, A., Suri, G., & Gross, J. J. (2019). To reappraise or not to reappraise? Emotion regulation choice and cognitive energetics. Emotion, 19(6), 964-981. data & code

  27. Goldenberg, A., Cohen-Chen, S., Goyer, J. P., Dweck, C. S., Gross, J. J., & Halperin, E. (2018). Testing the impact and durability of group malleability intervention in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(4), 696–701.

  28. Formanowicz, M., Goldenberg, A., Saguy, T., Pietraszkiewicz, A., Walker, M. & Gross, J. J. (2018). Understanding dehumanization: The role of agency and communion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 77, 102–116. data & code

  29. Goldenberg, A., Endevelt, K., Ran, S., Dweck, C. S., Gross, J. J., & Halperin, E. (2017). Making intergroup contact more fruitful: Enhancing cooperation between Palestinian and Jewish Israeli adolescents by fostering beliefs about group malleability. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 8, 3-10.

  30. Čehajić-Clancy, S., Goldenberg, A., Gross, J. J., Halperin, E. (2016). Social-psychological interventions for intergroup reconciliation: An emotion regulation perspective. Psychological Inquiry, 27, 73-88.

  31. Goldenberg, A., Halperin, E., Van-Zomeren, M., & Gross, J. J. (2016). The process model of group-based emotion: Integrating intergroup emotion and emotion regulation perspectives. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20, 118-141.

  32. Halevy, N., Kreps, T., Weisel, O., & Goldenberg, A. (2015). Morality in intergroup conflict. Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, 10-14.

  33. Saguy, T., Szekeres, H., Nouri, R., Goldenberg, A., Doron, G., Dovidio, J. F, & Halperin, E. (2015). Awareness of intergroup help can re-humanize the outgroup. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 6, 551-558.

  34. Goldenberg, A., Saguy, T., & Halperin, E. (2014). How group-based emotions are shaped by collective emotions: Evidence for emotional burden and emotional transfer. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 581-596.

  35. Halperin, E., Cohen-Chen, S., & Goldenberg, A. (2014). Indirect emotion regulation in intractable conflicts: A new approach to conflict resolution. European Review of Social Psychology, 25, 1-30.

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Goldenberg, A., Gross, J. J. & Halperin, E., The group Malleability Intervention: Addressing Intergroup Conflicts by Changing Perceptions of Outgroup Malleability. In G. M. Walton & A. J. Crum (Eds.). Handbook of wise interventions: How Social Psychology can Help People Change. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

  2. Wolf, S. A., Campo, M., & Goldenberg, A.  (2020). Emotions and emotion regulation. In A. S. Haslam, K Fransen, & F. Boen (Eds.). The new psychology of sport & exercise: The social identity approach. London, UK: Sage.

  3. Pliskin, R., Goldenberg, A., Ambar, E., & Bar-Tal, D. (2017). Speaking out and breaking the silence. In D. Bar-Tal (Ed.) Self-censorship in context: Theory and research on a barrier to peace. New York, NY: Springer Press

  4. Goldenberg, A. (2015). A city forsaken. Jerusalem, Israel: Keter Publishing House

  5. Goldenberg, A., & Szajnberg, N. (2013). A soldier’s loneliness. In A.K. Richards, L. Spira, & A. Lynch (Eds.) Encounters with loneliness: Only the lonely. (pp. 256-280). New York, NY: International Psychoanalytic Books.

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