Lisa Feldman Barrett
Lisa Feldman Barrett is director of Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory, and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and six academic volumes. Her most recent book is How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Macmillan).
Interviews with Lisa Feldman Barrett
The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust
by Tiffany Watt Smith
by Jeffrey Eugenides
Principles of Psychology
by William James
Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride
by David DeSteno
Stumbling on Happiness
by Daniel Gilbert
Not every culture has a word for ‘fear.’ Smiling was an invention of the Middle Ages. There’s a lot that will surprise you about the way we process emotions, says the neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett. Here she picks five books that illustrate our understanding of how emotions work.