Under Review (Selected from the Lab)

Chang, Y-P., Way, B., Sheeran, P, Kurtz, L. E., Baucom, D. H., & Algoe, S. B. (2021). A field experiment to causally increase time spent in physical proximity to a romantic partner in everyday life and a test of moderation by variation in the CD38 gene.

Jolink, T. A., & Algoe, S. B. (2021). What happens in initial interactions forecasts relationship development: Showcasing the role of social behavior. 

Murphy, B., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Algoe, S. B. (2021). Why we should reject the restrictive isomorphic matching definition of empathy.

In Press

Chang, Y-P., Dwyer, P. C., & Algoe, S. B. (in press). Better together: An integrative, multi-level, multi-factor analysis of gratitude in everyday life. Emotion.

Don, B. P., Eller, J., Simpson, J. A., Fredrickson, B. L., Algoe, S. B., Rholes, S., & Mickelson, K. D. (in press). New parental positivity: The role of positive emotions in promoting relational adjustment during the transition to parenthood.

Don, B. P., Fredrickson, B. L., & Algoe, S. B. (2021). Enjoying the sweet moments: Approach motivation upwardly enhances reactivity to positive interpersonal processes, with spillover to partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Duprey, E. B., McKee, L. G., O’Neal, C. W., Campos, B. & Algoe, S. B. (2020). Stressors, resources, and mental health among Latino adolescents: The role of gratitude. Applied Developmental Psychology.

Jolink, T. A., Chang, Y-P., & Algoe, S. B. (in press). Perceived partner responsiveness forecasts behavioral intimacy as measured by affectionate touch. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

McKee, L. G., Algoe, S. B., Faro, A. L., & O’Leary, J. L. (in press). What do daily reports add to the picture? Results from a photography intervention designed to increase positive emotion. Journal of Positive Psychology.



Algoe, S. B. (2020). Developing and maintaining high-quality relationships via emotion. Emotion Review.

Don, B. P., & Algoe, S. B. (2020). Impermanence in relationships: Trait mindfulness attenuates the negative personal consequences of everyday dips in relationship satisfactionJournal of Social and Personal Relationships. Published online before print. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407520921463 

Don, B. P., Algoe, S. B., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2020). Does meditation training influence social approach and avoidance goals? Evidence from a randomized intervention study of midlife adults. Mindfulness. Published online before print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01517-0 

Algoe, S. B. (2019). Positive Interpersonal Processes. Current Directions in Psychological Science, online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419827272


Algoe, S. B., Dwyer, P. C., Younge, A., & Oveis, C. (2019). A new perspective on the social functions of emotions: Gratitude and the witnessing effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, online first. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000202


Chang, Y-P., & Algoe, S. B. (2019). On Thanksgiving: Cultural variations in gratitude demonstrations and perceptions between the United States and Taiwan. Emotion, online first. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000662

Dwyer, P. C., Chang, Y-P., Hannay, J., & Algoe, S. B. (2019). When does activism benefit well-being? Evidence from a longitudinal study of Clinton voters in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. PLOS ONE.


Le Nguyen, K. D., Lin, J., Algoe, S. B., Brantley, M. M., Kim, S. L., Brantley, J., Salzberg, S., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2019). Loving-kindness meditation slows biological aging in novices: Evidence from a 12-week randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.05.020


McKee, L. G., Algoe, S. B., Faro, A., O’Leary, J. L, & O’Neal, C. (2019). Picture This! Bringing joy into focus and developing healthy habits of mind: Rationale, design, and implementation of a randomized control trial for emerging adults. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communicationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100391

Duprey, E. B., McKee, L. G., O’Neal, C. W., & Algoe, S. B. (2018). Stressful life events and internalizing symptoms in emerging adults: The roles of mindfulness and gratitude. Mental Health & Prevention, 112, p. 1-9. 


Adair, K. C., Boulton, A., & Algoe, S. B. (2017). The effect of mindfulness on relationship satisfaction via perceived responsiveness: Findings from a dyadic study of heterosexual romantic partners. Mindfulness, online first 10/13/17. DOI 10.1007/s12671-017-0801-3

Algoe, S. B., Kurtz, L. E., & Grewen, K. (2017). Oxytocin and social bonds: The role of oxytocin in perceptions of romantic partner bonding behavior. Psychological Science, 28(12), 1763-1772. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797617716922

Clark, J. L., Algoe, S. B., & Green, M. C. (2017). Social network sites and well-being: The role of social connection. Current Directions in Psychological Science, online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721417730833

Fredrickson, B. L., Boulton, A. J., Firestine, A. M., Van Cappellen, P., Algoe, S. B., Brantley, M. M., Kim, S. L., Brantley, J., & Salzberg, S. (2017). Positive emotion correlates of meditation practice: A comparison of mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation. Mindfulness, 8, 1623-1633. DOI 10.1007/s12671-017-0735-9

Isgett, S. F., Kok, B. E., Baczkowski, B., Algoe, S. B., Grewen, K. M., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2017). Influences of oxytocin and respiratory sinus arrhythmia on social behavior and emotions in daily life. Emotion, online first. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000301.

Kurtz, L. E., & Algoe, S. B. (2017). When sharing a laugh means sharing more: Testing the role of shared laughter on short-term interpersonal consequences. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10919-016-0245-9

Algoe, S. B., Kurtz, L. E., & Hilaire, N. M. (2016). Putting the “you” in “thank you”: Other-praising behavior explains the role of expressed gratitude in social life. Social Psychological and Personality Science, online first. doi: 10.1177/1948550616651681

Chang, Y-P., Algoe, S. B., & Chen, L. (2016). Affective valence signals agency within and between people. Emotion, online first. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000229

Isgett, S. F., Algoe, S. B., Boulton, A. J., Way, B., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2016). Common variant in OXTR predicts growth in positive emotions from loving-kindness training. Psychoneuroendocrinology. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.08.010

​​Algoe, S. B., & Zhaoyang, R (2015). Putting expressed gratitude in context: Effects of expressing gratitude in ongoing relationships depend on perceptions of enactor responsiveness. Journal of Positive Psychology, doi: 10.1080/17439760.2015.1117131

Fredrickson, B. L., Grewen, K. M., Algoe, S. B., Firestine, A. M., Arevalo, J. M. G., Ma, J., & Cole, S. W. (2015). Psychological well-being and the human conserved transcriptional response to adversity. PLOS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121839

Kurtz, L. E., & Algoe, S. B. (2015). Putting laughter in context: Shared laughter as a behavioral indicator of relationship well-being. Personal Relationships, doi: 10.1111/pere.12095

Algoe, S. B., & Way, B. (2014). Evidence for a role of the oxytocin system, indexed by genetic variation in CD38, in the social bonding effects of expressed gratitude. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst182

Catalino, L. I., Coffey, K. A., Algoe, S. B., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2014). Prioritizing positivity: An effective approach to pursuing happiness? Emotion, doi: 10.1037/a0038029

Algoe, S. B., Fredrickson, B. L., & Gable, S. L. (2013). The social functions of the emotion of gratitude via expression. Emotion, 13(4), 605-609.

Fredrickson, B. L., Grewen, K. M., Coffey, K. A., Algoe, S. B., Firestine, A. M., Arevalo, J. M. G., Ma, J., & Cole, S. W. (2013). A functional genomic perspective on human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(33), 13684-13689.

Kok, B. E., Coffey, K. A., Cohn, M. A., Catalino, L. I., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Algoe, S. B., Brantley, M., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2013). How positive emotions build physical health: Perceived positive social connections account for the upward spiral between positive emotions and vagal tone. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1123-1132.

Algoe, S. B. (2012). Find, remind, and bind: The functions of gratitude in everyday relationships. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6(6), 455-469.

Algoe, S. B., & Stanton, A. L. (2012). Gratitude when it is needed most: Social functions of gratitude in women with metastatic breast cancer. Emotion, 12, 163-168.

Algoe, S. B., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2011). Emotional Fitness and the movement of affective science from lab to field. American Psychologist, 66(1), 35-42.

Algoe, S. B., Gable, S. L., & Maisel, N. (2010). It’s the little things: Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships. Personal Relationships, 17, 217-233.

Algoe, S. B., & Haidt, J. (2009). Witnessing excellence in action: The “other-praising” emotions of elevation, gratitude, and admiration. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(2). 105-127.

Algoe, S. B., Haidt, J., & Gable, S. L. (2008). Beyond reciprocity: Gratitude and relationships in everyday life. Emotion, 8, 425-429.

Koo, M., Algoe, S. B. , Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). It’s a wonderful life: Mentally subtracting positive events improves people’s affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 95 (5), 1217-1224.

Algoe, S. B. , Buswell, B. N., & DeLamater, J. D. (2000). Gender and job status stereotypes as contextual cues for the interpretation of facial expression of emotion. Sex Roles, 42(3/4), 183-208.




Algoe, S. B., & Jolink, T. (in press). Social bonds: A new look at an old topic. In Van Lange, P. A. M., Higgins, E. T., & Kruglanski, A. [Eds.] Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles. 

Wood, A. M., Emmons, R. A., Algoe, S. B., Froh, J. J., Lambert, N. M., & Watkins, P. (in press). A Dark Side of Gratitude? Distinguishing between Beneficial Gratitude and its Harmful Imposters for the Positive Clinical Psychology of Gratitude and Well-Being. In Wood, A. M. & Johnson, J. [Eds.] The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology. Chinchester, UK: Wiley.

Algoe, S. B., Fredrickson, B. L., & Chow, S-M. (2011). Emotions Research. In Sheldon, Kashdan, & Steger (Eds.) Designing the Future of Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward. (pp. 115-132). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gable, S., & Algoe, S. B. (2010). Being there when things go right: Support processes for positive events. In K. Sullivan & J. Davila (Eds.) Support Processes in Intimate Relationships. (pp. 200-216). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Algoe, S. B., & Stanton, A. L. (2009). Is benefit finding good for individuals with chronic disease? In C. Park, S. Lechner, A. L. Stanton, M. H. Antoni (Eds.) Medical Illness and Positive Life Change: Can Crisis Lead to Personal Transformation? (pp. 173-193). Washington , DC : American Psychological Association.

Campos, B. & Algoe, S. B. (2009). Kindness. In S. Lopez & A. Beauchamp (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. (pp. 551-557). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Haidt, J. D., & Algoe, S. B. (2004). Elevation, disgust, and attachment to heroes. In J. Greenberg, T. Pyszcynski, & S. Koole (Eds.) Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology. (pp. 322-335). New York: The Guilford Press.