Psychology

Laird  

James D. Laird, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

jlaird@clarku.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

 

Dr. Laird received a B.A. from Middlebury College in 1962, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1966. He has been at Clark since that time.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Laird's research explores feelings: how they arise, affect behavior and may be controlled and organized. He uses a self-perception approach to emotional problems, including PMS, panic disorder and PTSD. Other ongoing research explores personality factors that predict medical outcomes and adherence to medical advice.

Selected Publications

Laird, J.D. (2007) Feelings: The perception of self.  New York: Oxford University Press.

R. Bibace, J. Laird, K. L. Noller, & J. Valsiner (Eds). (2005). Science and medicine in dialogue: Thinking through particulars and universals. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Strout,S.L., Laird,J.D., Shafer, A. & Thompson, N.S. (in press) The Effect of Vividness of Experience on Sex Differences in Jealousy. Evolutionary Psychology.

Strout, S.L., Sokol, R.I., Laird, J.D., Thompson, N. S. (in press). The evolutionary foundation of perceiving one's own emotions. Behavior and Philosophy.

Laird, J. D. & Strout, S. (in press) Emotional Behaviors As Emotional Stimuli, In James A. Coan and John J. B. Allen, (Eds.). The handbook of emotion elicitation and assessment.  New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

Laird, J. D. (2005) A microgenetic developmental perspective on statistics and measurement. In R. Bibace, J. Laird, K. L. Noller, & J. Valsiner (Eds). Science and medicine in dialogue: Thinking through particulars and universals. Westport, CT: Greenwood.