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Jennifer S. Beer combines theory and methods from neuroscience and psychology to answer questions about how self, emotion and thoughts about other people influence the way in which we navigate our social worlds. Her work has followed students through four years of university, investigated the social impairments of individuals with brain trauma, and examined neural activation while individuals make decisions about social dilemmas. She has expertise in measuring personality, neuropsychological functioning, social behavior and fMRI.

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Research Output 1986 2018

The functional role of ventral anterior cingulate cortex in social evaluation: Disentangling valence from subjectively rewarding opportunities

Rigney, A. E., Koski, J. E. & Beer, J., Jan 1 2018, In : Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 13, 1, p. 14-21 8 p., nsx132.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gyrus Cinguli
Reward
Research
Cognition
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2 Citations

Current Emotion Research in Social Neuroscience: How does emotion influence social cognition?

Beer, J. S., Apr 1 2017, In : Emotion Review. 9, 2, p. 172-180 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neurosciences
Cognition
Emotions
Research
Arousal

How do you see me? The neural basis of motivated meta-perception

Flagan, T., Mumford, J. A. & Beer, J., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 29, 11, p. 1908-1917 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Concept
4 Citations

What makes moral dilemma judgments “utilitarian” or “deontological”?

Gawronski, B. & Beer, J., Nov 2 2017, In : Social Neuroscience. 12, 6, p. 626-632 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Ethical Theory
morality
paradigm
interpretation
moral judgement

When saying sorry may not help: The impact of apologies on social rejections

Freedman, G., Burgoon, E. M., Ferrell, J. D., Pennebaker, J. & Beer, J., Aug 11 2017, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, AUG, 1375.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Distance
Forgiveness
Emotions
Research
Self Report