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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Dorison, Charles A., Ke Wang, Vaughan W. Rees, Ichiro Kawachi, Keith M. M. Ericson, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Sadness, but Not All Negative Emotions, Heightens Addictive Substance Use." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (December 2019).
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Towards a Conceptual Model of Affective Predictions in Palliative Care." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management .
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Decision Science Meets National Security: A Personal Perspective." Perspectives on Psychological Science 14.1 (2019): 96-100.
Garg, Nitika, Lisa A. Williams, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "The Misery-Is-Not-Miserly Effect Revisited: Replication Despite Opportunities for Compensatory Consumption." PLoS ONE 13.6 (June 2018).
Friedman, Jeffrey A., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Behavioral Consequences of Probabilistic Precision: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals." International Organization 71.4 (Fall 2017): 803-826.
Ferrer, Rebecca A., Alexander Maclay, Paul M. Litvak, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Revisiting the Effects of Anger on Risk-Taking: Empirical and Meta-Analytic Evidence for Differences Between Males and Females." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 30.2 (April 2017): 516-526.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Accountability Should Add Up to More Than Test Scores." Education Week 36.19 (January 2017): 20-21.
Ma-Kellams, Christine, Lei Lai, Shelley E. Taylor, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "The Contribution of Trait Negative Affect and Stress to Recall for Bodily States." Physiology & Behavior 167 (December 2016): 274-281.
Ma-Kellams, Christine, and Jennifer Lerner. "Trust Your Gut or Think Carefully? Examining Whether an Intuitive, Versus a Systematic, Mode of Thought Produces Greater Empathic Accuracy." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 111.5 (November 2016): 674-685.
Pirl, William F., Jennifer Lerner, Lara Traeger, Joseph A. Greer, Areej El-Jawahri, and Jennifer S. Temel. "Oncologists' Dispositional Affect and Likelihood of End-Of-Life Discussions." Journal of Clinical Oncology 34.26 (October 2016): 9.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Psychologists in Schools of Public Policy." Career Paths in Psychology. Ed. Sternberg, R.J.. APA Press, September 2016, 103-118.
Gill, Brian P., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Paul Meosky. "Reimagining Accountability in K-12 Education: A Behavioral Science Perspective." Behavioral Science and Policy 2.1 (2016): 57-70.
Gill, Brian P., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Paul Meosky. "Reimagining Accountability in K-12 Education: A Behavioral Science Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-018, April 2016.
Me-Kellams, Christine, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Trust Your Gut or Think Carefully? Examining Whether an Intuitive, Versus a Systematic, Mode of Thought Produces Greater Empathic Accuracy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-017, April 2016.
Friedman, Jeffrey A., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard Zeckhauser. "How Quantifying Probability Assessments Influences Analysis and Decision Making: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-016, April 2016.
Sherman, Gary D., Jennifer S. Lerner, Robert A. Josephs, Jonathan Renshon, and James J. Gross. "The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol Is Associated With Attained Status in Male Executives." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (August 24, 2015).
Ferrer, R., William Klein, Jennifer Lerner, Valerie Reyna, and Dacher Keltner. "Emotions and Health Decision-Making: Extending the Appraisal Tendency Framework to Improve Health and Healthcare." Behavioral Economics and Public Health. Ed. Christina A. Roberto and Ichiro Kawachi. Oxford University Press, 2015, 101-131.
Lerner, Jennifer S., Ye Li, Piercarlo Valdesolo, and Karim S. Kassam. "Emotion and Decision Making." Annual Review of Psychology 66 (January 2015): 799-823.
DeSteno, David, Li Ye, Leah Dickens, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Gratitude: A Tool for Reducing Economic Impatience." Psychological Science 25.6 (June 2014): 1262-1267.
Lerner, Jennifer S., Ye Li, and Elke U. Weber. "The Financial Costs of Sadness." Psychological Science 24.1 (January 2013): 72-79.
Garg, Nitika, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Sadness and Consumption." Journal of Consumer Psychology 23.1 (January 2013): 106-113.
Sherman, Gary D., Jooa J. Lee, Amy J. C. Cuddy, Jonathan Renshon, Christopher Oveis, James J. Gross, and Jennifer S. Lernera,. "Leadership is Associated with Lower Levels of Stress." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109.44 (October 2012): 17903-17907.
Lerner, Jennifer S., and Gary D. Sherman. "It’s Easy Being King." The New York Times, October 27, 2012.
Renshon, Jonathan B., and Jennifer S. Lerner. "The Role of Emotions in Foreign Policy Decision Making." Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. Ed. Daniel J. Christie. Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2012, 313-317.
Renshon, Jonathan, Jennifer Lerner, and Philip Tetlock. "Why Don’t Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum Just Quit?" Washington Post, April 6, 2012.
Han, Seunghee, Jennifer S. Lerner, Richard Zeckhauser. "The Disgust-Promotes-Disposal Effect." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 44.2 (April 2012): 101-113.
Carnevale, Jessica J., Yoel Inbar, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Individual Differences in Need for Cognition and Decision-Making Competence among Leaders." Personality and Individual Differences 51.3 (August 2011): 274-278.
Zimmerman, Peter, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Decisions, Decisions." Government Executive.com, September 29, 2010.
Lerner, Jennifer S., and Katherine Shonk. "How Anger Poisons Decision Making." Harvard Business Review. September 2010, 606.
Han, Seunghee, Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Disgust Promotes Disposal: Souring the Status Quo." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-021, June 2010.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Emotion." Handbook of Social Psychology, 5th Edition, Volume Two. Ed. Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert, and Gardner Lindzey. Wiley, 2010, 317-352.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Fuel in the Fire: How Anger Impacts Judgment and Decision-Making." International Handbook of Anger. Ed. Michael Potegal, Gerhardt Stemmler, and Charles Spielberger. Springer, 2010, 287-311.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Accountability and Medical Decision Making." The Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making. Ed. Michael W. Kattan. Sage, 2009, 8.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Decision Making." The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. Ed. David Sander and Klaus Scherer. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Uncertainty." The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. Ed. David Sander and Klaus Scherer. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Cognitive Bias." The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. Ed. David Sander and Klaus Scherer. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Cryder, Cynthia E., Jennifer S. Lerner, James J. Gross, and Ronald E. Dahl. "Misery Is Not Miserly: Sad and Self-Focused Individuals Spend More." Psychological Science 19.6 (June 2008): 525-530.
Small, Deborah A., and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Emotional Policy: Personal Sadness and Anger Shape Judgments About a Welfare Case." Political Psychology 29.2 (April 2008): 149-168.
Lerner, Jennifer S., Seunghee Han, and Dacher Keltner. "Feelings and Consumer Decision Making: Extending the Appraisal-Tendency Framework." Journal of Consumer Psychology 17.3 (2007): 184-187.
Han, Seunghee, Jennifer S. Lerner, and Dacher Keltner. "Feelings and Consumer Decision Making: The Appraisal-Tendency Framework." Journal of Consumer Psychology 17.3 (2007): 158-168.
Lerner, Jennifer S., Ronald E. Dahl, Ahmed R. Hariri, and Shelley E. Taylor. "Facial Expressions of Emotion Reveal Neuroendocrine and Cardiovascular Stress." Biological Psychiatry 61.2 (15 January 2007): 253-260.