Dr Elise Kalokerinos

Dr Elise Kalokerinos

ARC Decra Fellow

School of Psychology

Career Summary

Biography

Elise Kalokerinos is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of Newcastle. Her research primarily investigates emotion regulation, which is the variety of processes through which people influence their emotion. She investigates how factors like context, timing, and goals shape which strategies people use to regulate their emotions, and the consequences of those strategies in both the short term (in shaping both emotional and non-emotional outcomes) and in the long term (in shaping psychological well-being and maladjustment). Her work uses multiple methods, including both traditional laboratory experiments and experience sampling methods using smartphones to understand processes in the real world. She also has a second line of research in which she investigates the effects of stereotypes on traditionally disadvantaged groups in the workplace.

Elise completed her PhD in social psychology at the University of Queensland in June 2014, and from October 2014 – February 2018, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences at KU Leuven in Belgium. From 2016 – 2018 she was supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Union.

For updated copies of Elise's CV and publications, please see elisekalokerinos.com


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Keywords

  • Emotion
  • Emotion expression
  • Emotion regulation
  • Stereotyping
  • Well-being

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
170113 Social and Community Psychology 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2016 - 28/02/2018 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ku Leuven
Belgium
1/10/2014 - 29/02/2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ku Leuven
Belgium
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Greenaway KH, Louis WR, Parker SL, Kalokerinos EK, Smith JR, Terry DJ, 'Measures of Coping for Psychological Well-Being', Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs 322-351 (2015)

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The chapter describes six prominent measures of coping that are broken into two categories covering (1) trait coping and (2) state coping... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The chapter describes six prominent measures of coping that are broken into two categories covering (1) trait coping and (2) state coping. The measures reviewed are The Miller Behavioral Style Scale (Miller, 1987); The Mainz Coping Inventory (Krohne, 1993); The Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (Endler & Parker, 1990, 1994); The COPE Inventory (Carver et al., 1989); The Coping Strategy Indicator (Amirkhan, 1990); and The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (Folkman & Lazarus, 1988). The chapter reviews antecedents and triggers of coping, and theoretical distinctions (or 'frameworks') in coping research. Challenges and future directions in coping research are discussed.

DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-386915-9.00012-7
Citations Scopus - 1

Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Millgram Y, Sheppes G, Kalokerinos EK, Kuppens P, Tamir M, 'Do the Ends Dictate the Means in Emotion Regulation?', Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, (2018)

© 2018 American Psychological Association. Although selecting emotion regulation strategies constitutes means to achieve emotion goals (i.e., desired emotional states), strategy s... [more]

© 2018 American Psychological Association. Although selecting emotion regulation strategies constitutes means to achieve emotion goals (i.e., desired emotional states), strategy selection and goals have been studied independently. We propose that the strategies people select are often dictated by what they want to feel. We tested the possibility that emotion regulation involves choosing strategies that match emotion goals. We expected people who are motivated to decrease emotional intensity to select strategies that are tailored for decreasing emotions (e.g., distraction), whereas those who are motivated to increase emotional intensity to select strategies that are tailored for increasing emotions (e.g., rumination). We expected this pattern to be evident both in the lab and in everyday life. We first verified that some strategies (i.e., distraction) are more effective in decreasing, and other strategies (i.e., rumination) more effective in increasing emotions (Study 1). Next, we tested whether emotion goals (decrease vs. increase emotion) direct the selection of strategies inside (Studies 2-3) and outside (Study 4) the laboratory. As predicted, participants were more likely to select strategies that decrease emotions (e.g., distraction, suppression) when motivated to decrease, and strategies that increase emotions (e.g., rumination) when motivated to increase negative (Studies 2-4) and positive (Study 3) emotions. Finally, in Study 5, we demonstrated that emotional dysfunction is linked to less flexibility in matching strategies to goals. Compared to healthy participants, depressed participants selected rumination less for increasing emotions and selected distraction less for decreasing emotions. Our findings show that what people want to feel can determine how they regulate emotions.

DOI 10.1037/xge0000477
2018 Greenaway KH, Kalokerinos EK, 'The Intersection of Goals to Experience and Express Emotion', Emotion Review, (2018)
DOI 10.1177/1754073918765665
2018 Dejonckheere E, Kalokerinos EK, Bastian B, Kuppens P, 'Poor emotion regulation ability mediates the link between depressive symptoms and affective bipolarity.', Cogn Emot, 1-8 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/02699931.2018.1524747
2018 Greenaway KH, Kalokerinos EK, Murphy SC, McIlroy T, 'Winners are grinners: Expressing authentic positive emotion enhances status in performance contexts', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78 168-180 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Research has shown that people who express positive emotion following victory risk appearing unlikeable and inconsiderate. We investigated whether these relat... [more]

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Research has shown that people who express positive emotion following victory risk appearing unlikeable and inconsiderate. We investigated whether these relational costs might be offset by status benefits, and the processes underlying such benefits. Across eight experiments (N = 1456), we found that winners who expressed positive emotion were perceived as higher in social standing than winners who suppressed positive emotion. To understand the mechanisms underlying this effect, we manipulated factors to do with the situation in which emotion was expressed, the type of person expressing emotion, and the way emotion was expressed. We also conducted replications of these experiments. The only factor that consistently moderated the expressivity effect was perceived authenticity, such that expressive winners only gained status benefits when observers believed the emotion expression was authentic. The findings point to the power of context in shaping the nature of the social benefits reaped by expressing positive emotion.

DOI 10.1016/j.jesp.2018.03.013
2018 Resibois M, Kalokerinos EK, Verleysen G, Kuppens P, Van Mechelen I, Fossati P, Verduyn P, 'The relation between rumination and temporal features of emotion intensity', COGNITION & EMOTION, 32 259-274 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/02699931.2017.1298993
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Erbas Y, Ceulemans E, Kalokerinos EK, Houben M, Koval P, Pe ML, Kuppens P, 'Why I Don't Always Know What I'm Feeling: The Role of Stress in Within-Person Fluctuations in Emotion Differentiation', JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 115 179-191 (2018)
DOI 10.1037/pspa0000126
2018 Greenaway KH, Kalokerinos EK, Williams LA, 'Context is Everything (in Emotion Research)', Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12 (2018)

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd As in many areas of psychological inquiry, context matters for how emotion is experienced, expressed, perceived, and regulated. While this may s... [more]

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd As in many areas of psychological inquiry, context matters for how emotion is experienced, expressed, perceived, and regulated. While this may sound like a truism, emotion research does not always directly theorize, manipulate, or measure emotion with context in mind. To facilitate this process, we present a framework of contextual features that shape emotion-related processes, and highlight several key factors that have been shown to matter in emotion research. We make four recommendations which we believe will help to better integrate context in emotion science. We argue that a deeper collective understanding, interrogation, and integration of context will propel the field forward theoretically and methodologically, and enhance researchers' ability to probe the mechanisms of human psychological experience. While our focus is on emotion research, we believe that the context framework and associated recommendations will also be useful to other fields of social psychological and personality science.

DOI 10.1111/spc3.12393
2017 Kalokerinos EK, Kjelsaas K, Bennetts S, von Hippel C, 'Men in pink collars: Stereotype threat and disengagement among male teachers and child protection workers', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 47 553-565 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.2246
2017 Kalokerinos EK, Greenaway KH, Casey JP, 'Context Shapes Social Judgments of Positive Emotion Suppression and Expression', EMOTION, 17 169-186 (2017)
DOI 10.1037/emo0000222
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2017 Kalokerinos EK, Resibois M, Verduyn P, Kuppens P, 'The Temporal Deployment of Emotion Regulation Strategies During Negative Emotional Episodes', EMOTION, 17 450-458 (2017)
DOI 10.1037/emo0000248
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2017 Kalokerinos EK, Tamir M, Kuppens P, 'Instrumental Motives in Negative Emotion Regulation in Daily Life: Frequency, Consistency, and Predictors', EMOTION, 17 648-657 (2017)
DOI 10.1037/emo0000269
Citations Scopus - 1
2017 von Hippel C, Kalokerinos EK, Zacher H, 'Stereotype Threat and Perceptions of Family-Friendly Policies among Female Employees', FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 7 (2017)
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.02043
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2017 Greenaway KH, Kalokerinos EK, 'Suppress for success? Exploring the contexts in which expressing positive emotion can have social costs', EUROPEAN REVIEW OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 28 134-174 (2017)
DOI 10.1080/10463283.2017.1331874
Citations Web of Science - 2
2015 Kalokerinos EK, Greenaway KH, Denson TF, 'Reappraisal but Not Suppression Downregulates the Experience of Positive and Negative Emotion', EMOTION, 15 271-275 (2015)
DOI 10.1037/emo0000025
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17
2015 Kalokerinos EK, von Hippel C, Henry JD, 'Job attitudes are differentially associated with bridge employment and phased retirement among older Australian Employees', Work, Aging and Retirement, 1 190-201 (2015)

© The Authors 2015. This study investigates interest in, and factors associated with, bridge employment and phased retirement. A survey of 609 older employees undertaken in 2010 a... [more]

© The Authors 2015. This study investigates interest in, and factors associated with, bridge employment and phased retirement. A survey of 609 older employees undertaken in 2010 at a large, diverse organization in Australia revealed that job attitudes were differentially linked to interest in these retirement options, with moderately high levels of interest in working following retirement. Job attitudes were positively associated with interest in same-organization bridge employment, but job satisfaction was negatively associated with interest in phased retirement within the current organization. When the attitudinal variables were examined simultaneously for bridge employment, job involvement was the only unique predictor. These findings suggest that job attitudes play an important role in an individual's openness to extending employment within the same organization beyond retirement, and suggest that organizations should consider implementing interventions that target job attitudes as a method to retain older employees.

DOI 10.1093/workar/wau014
Citations Scopus - 10
2014 Kalokerinos EK, von Hippel W, Henry JD, Trivers R, 'The Aging Positivity Effect and Immune Function: Positivity in Recall Predicts Higher CD4 Counts and Lower CD4 Activation', PSYCHOLOGY AND AGING, 29 636-641 (2014)
DOI 10.1037/a0037452
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
2014 Kalokerinos EK, Greenaway KH, Pedder DJ, Margetts EA, 'Don't Grin When You Win: The Social Costs of Positive Emotion Expression in Performance Situations', EMOTION, 14 180-186 (2014)
DOI 10.1037/a0034442
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
2014 Kalokerinos EK, von Hippel C, Zacher H, 'Is Stereotype Threat a Useful Construct for Organizational Psychology Research and Practice?', INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY-PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, 7 381-402 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/iops.12167
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 37
2013 von Hippel C, Kalokerinos EK, Henry JD, 'Stereotype Threat Among Older Employees: Relationship With Job Attitudes and Turnover Intentions', PSYCHOLOGY AND AGING, 28 17-27 (2013)
DOI 10.1037/a0029825
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 37
2012 von Hippel C, Kalokerinos EK, 'When temporary employees are perceived as threatening: antecedents and consequences', LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL, 33 200-216 (2012)
DOI 10.1108/01437731211203483
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $597,755

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20181 grants / $369,668

Putting Emotion Regulation in Context$369,668

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Elise Kalokerinos
Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1701523
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20161 grants / $228,087

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship$228,087

Understanding and training context-dependent emotion regulation

Funding body: European Commission, European Union

Funding body European Commission, European Union
Scheme Horizon 2020
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Intergroup Contact: From Prejudice Reduction to Promotion of Social Change PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Elise Kalokerinos

Position

ARC Decra Fellow
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science

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