Professor W. Gerrod Parrotts central interest is the nature of human emotion.
Professor W. Gerrod Parrott's central interest is the nature of human emotion. His published work has focused on three areas: emotion's social foundations and functions, including such social emotions as embarrassment, shame, guilt, envy and jealousy; the influence of emotion and emotional self-regulation on thought; and philosophical and historical approaches to the concept of emotion. In addition to numerous scholarly chapters and articles, he has published four books: The Positive Side of Negative Emotions (Guilford Press, 2014), Emotions and Culpability (with Norman Finkel, American Psychological Association, 2006), Emotions in Social Psychology (Psychology Press, 2001) and The Emotions: Social, Cultural, and Biological Dimensions (with Rom Harre', Sage, 1996). He served from 1995-1999 as Editor of the journal Cognition and Emotion, and from 2008-2013 as the President of the International Society for Research on Emotion. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Emotion Review.