Director »

Jessica L. Tracy, Ph.D.

Professor – Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Jess is a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, a Sauder Distinguished Scholar, and a Canadian Institute for Health Research New Investigator. [...]

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Jessica L. Tracy, Ph.D.

Lab Personnel »

Jeff Markusoff

Lab Manager

Jeff is an award-winning (unofficial-internal award) lab manager, who since 2008 has been coordinating all research projects and research assistants involved in the Emotion and Self Lab. [...]

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Jeff Markusoff

Graduate Students »

Zak Witkower

Graduate Student

My research is centered around nonverbal communication, emotion expression, and social perception. Specifically, I am interested in the nonverbal behaviors (e.g., facial expressions and body movements) that are used to express and interpret emotion and pe [...]

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Zak Witkower

Post-Doc »

Undergraduate Students »

Directed Studies Students

Honours Students

  • Joseph Rootman

Research Assistants

  • Sue Song
  • Jelaina Holroyd
  • Priya Chandi
  • Lizzie Kwon
  • Katerina Slater
  • Rina Lai
  • Jae Won Yang
  • Chantel Wright
  • Emily Jeong
  • Sophia Choi
  • Sarah Shults
  • Stephanie Mrakovich
  • Pargol Hamidi
  • Aditi Chakravarthi
  • Rachael Inglis
  • Mackenzie Green

Lab Alumni »

Aaron Weidman

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aaron is an emotion and personality researcher focused largely on issues of measurement and construct validation of distinct emotions. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, working in the lab of Ethan Kross. [...]

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Conor Steckler

Research Associate

Conor is a social-personality and developmental psychologist whose research interests focus on the evolutionary function of distinct emotions and how emotions relate to morality. He is currently a Research Associate at Google. [...]