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Paula Niedenthal

Paula Niedenthal

Expert on human emotions and emotion-cognition interaction

Professor, psychology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-4379 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Facial expression production and recognition
  • Emotional information processing
  • Function of human emotions
  • Emotion and time perception


  • Scientific Excellence Award (Prime d’Excellence Scientifique), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, 2010
  • Theoretical Innovation Award, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, 2004
  • Fellow, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, 2003
  • Associate editor, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2010–present
  • Associate editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2008–2010
  • Author: The Simulation of Smiles (SIMS) model: Embodied simulation and the meaning of facial expression. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2010