Peer-reviewed Journal Articles 

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Adams, R.B., Jr. & Kveraga, K. (in press). Social Vision: Functional forecasting and the integration of compound social cues. Review of Philosophy and Psychology.

Adams, R.B., Jr., Hess, U., & Kleck, R.E. (in press). The intersection of gender-related facial appearance and facial displays of emotion. Emotion Review.

Kveraga, K., Boshyan, J., Adams, R.B., Jr., Mote, J., Betz, N., Ward, N. Hadjikhani, N., Bar, M., & Feldman Barrett, L. (in press). If it bleeds, it leads: Separating threat from mere negativity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Klein, R.A., Ratliff, K.A., Vianello, M., Adams, R.B., Jr., et al., & Nosek, B.A. (2014). Investigating variation in replicability: A “many labs” replication project. Social Psychology, 50, 217-224. (PDF)

Johnson, K.L. & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2013). Social Vision: An Introduction. Social Cognition, 31, 633–635. (Special Edition on Social Vision).

Cárdenas, R.A., Harris, L.J., & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2013). Does a babyface cue parental fitness? Social Cognition, 31, 649-655. 

Nelson, A.J., Adams, R.B., Jr., Stevenson, M.T., Weisbuch, M., & Norton, M.I. (2013). Approach-avoidance oriented movements influence the decoding of anger and fear expressions. Social Cognition, 31, 745-757. (PDF)

Franklin, R.G., Jr., Nelson, A. J., Baker, M., Beeney, J. E., Lenz-Watson, A., Vescio, T. K., & Adams, R.B. Jr. (2013). Neural mechanisms of empathy for humans and animals. Social Neuroscience, 8, 217-227.

Xin, L., Suryanarayan P., Adams, R.B., Jr., Li, J., Newman, M.G., & Wang, J.Z. (2012). On Shape and the Computability of Emotions. Proc. of ACM International Conference on Multimedia (Selected in the Final List of ACM MM 2012 Grand Challenge). (PDF)

Freeman, J.B., Johnson, K.L., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady N. (2012). The social–sensory interface: Interactions in person perception. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, e81. (Special Edition on Social Vision). 

Hess, U., Adams, R.B., Jr., Simard, A., Stevenson, M.T., & Kleck, R.E. (in press). Smiling and sad wrinkles: Age-related changes in the face and the perception of emotions and intentions. (PDF) 

Stevenson, M.T., Soto, J.A., & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2012). More than meets the eye: The role of self-identity in reasoning about the emotional states of others. Emotion. (PDF)

Da Costa, S., van der Zwaag, W., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Hadjikhani, N. (2012). Effect of gaze and stimulus duration on amygdala activation to fearful faces – a 7T study. Brain Topography, 25, 125–128 (PDF) 

Rule, N.O., Adams, R.B., Jr., Ambady, N., & Freeman, J. B. (2012). Knowing who is boss in a blink: Accurate perceptions of dominance following rapid presentations of faces and bodies. Perception, 6, 687-706(PDF) 

Adams, R.B., Jr., Franklin, R. G., Jr., Kveraga, K., Ambady, N., Kleck, R.E., Whalen, P.J., Hadjikhani, N. & Nelson, A.J. (2012). Amygdala responses to averted versus direct gaze fear vary as a function of presentation speed. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 568- 577. (PDF)

Weisbuch, M., & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2012). The functional forecast model of emotional expression processing. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 499-514. (PDF)

Mitas, O., Yarnal, C., Zinn, H. & Adams, R.B., Jr. Ram, N. (2012). Taking a “peak” at leisure travelers’ positive emotions.Leisure Sciences34, 115–135. (PDF) 

Adams, R.B., Jr., Nelson, A.J., & Soto, J.A., Hess, U., & Kleck, R.E. (2012). Emotion in the neutral face: A mechanism for impression formation? Cognition and Emotion, 26, 131-141. (PDF)

Franklin, R. G., Jr., Adams, R. B., Jr. (2011). The reward of a good joke: Neural correlates underlying dynamic displays of stand-up comedy. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience11, 508-515. (PDF) 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2011). Gender moderates the relationship between emotion and perceived gaze. Emotion, 6, 1439-1444. (PDF)

Adams, R.B., Jr., Franklin, R.G., Jr., Nelson, A.J., Gordon, H.L., Kleck, R.E., Whalen, P.J., & Ambady, N. (2011). Differentially tuned responses to severely restricted versus prolonged awareness of threat: A preliminary fMRI investigation. Brain and Cognition, 77, 113-119. (PDF) 

Beeney, J. E., Franklin, R. G., Jr., Levy, K. N., & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2011). I feel your pain: Emotional closeness modulates neural responses to empathically experienced rejection. Social Neuroscience, 6, 369-376. (PDF)

Scott, L. N., Levy, K. N., Adams, R. B., Jr. & Stevenson, M. (2011). Mental state decoding abilities in young adults with borderline personality disorder traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 98-112. (PDF) 

Adams, R.B., Jr., Pauker, K., & Weisbuch, M. (2010). Looking the other way: The role of gaze direction in the cross-race memory effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 478-481(PDF)

Adams, R.B., Jr., Franklin, R.G., Rule, N.O., Freeman, J.B., Yoshikawa, S., Kveraga, K., Hadjikhani, N., & Ambady, N. (2010).Culture, gaze, and the neural processing of fear expressions: An fMRI investigation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 340-348. (PDF) 

Franklin, R. G., Jr. & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2010). What makes a face memorable? The relationship between face memory and emotional state reasoning. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 8-12. (PDF)

Franklin, R.G., Jr. & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2010). The two sides of beauty: Laterality and the duality of facial attractiveness. Brain and Cognition, 72, 300-305(PDF) 

Hess, U. Thibault, P., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2010). The influence of gender, social roles and facial appearance on perceived emotionality. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1310-1317(PDF)

Rule, N.O., Freeman, J.B., Moran, J.M., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2010). Voting behavior is reflected in amygdala response across cultures. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 349-355(PDF) 

Ozono H., Watabe M., Yoshikawa S., Nakashima S., Rule, N. O., Ambady N., Adams R. B. Jr. (2010). What’s in a smile? Cultural differences in the effects of smiling on judgments of trustworthiness. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 1, 15-18(PDF)

Rule, N.O., Ambady, N., Adams, R.B., Jr., Ozono, H., Nakashima, S., Yoshikawa, S., & Watabe, M. (2010). Polling the face: Prediction and consensus across cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 1-15(PDF) 

Freeman, J.B., Rule, N.O., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2010). The neural basis of categorical face perception: Graded representations of face gender in fusiform and orbitofrontal cortices. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 1314-1322. (PDF)

Adams, R.B., Jr., Rule, N, Franklin, R.G., Jr., Wang, E., Stevenson, M.T., Yoshikawa, S., Nomura, M., Sato, W., Kveraga, K., & Ambady, N. (2010). Cross-cultural reading the mind in the eyes: An fMRI investigation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 97-108. (PDF) 

Adams R.B., Jr., & Franklin, R.G., Jr. (2009). Influence of emotional expression on the processing of gaze direction. Motivation & Emotion, 33, 106-112. (PDF)

Franklin, R.G., Jr. & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2009). A dual-process account of female facial attractiveness preferences: Sexual and nonsexual routes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1156-1159(PDF) 

Rule, N.O., Ambady, N., & Adams, R.B., Jr. (2009). Personality in perspective: Judgmental consistency across orientations of the face. Perception, 38, 1688 -1699(PDF)

Hess, U., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2009). The face is not an empty canvas: How facial expressions interact with facial appearance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B, 364, 3497–3504(PDF) 

Freeman, J.B., Rule, N.O., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2009). Culture shapes a mesolimbic response to signals of dominance and subordination that associates with behavior. NeuroImage, 47, 353-359(PDF)

Hess, U. Adams, R.B., Jr., Grammer, K., & Kleck, R.E. (2009). Sex and emotion expression: Are angry women more like men?Journal of Vision, 9, 1-8. (PDF) 

Pauker, K., Ambady, N., Weisbuch, M., Sommers, S.R., Adams, R.B., Jr, & Ivcevic, Z. (2009). Not so black and white: Memory for ambiguous group members. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 795-810. (PDF)

Hess, U., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck (2009). The categorical perception of emotions and traits. Social Cognition, 27, 320-326.(PDF) 

Rule, N.O., Ambady, N., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Macrae, C.N. (2008). Accuracy and awareness in the perception of male sexual orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1019-1028. (PDF)

Chiao, J. Y., Adams, R. B., Jr., Tse, P., Lowenthal, & W., Richeson, J. A., & Ambady, N. (2008). Distinct neural systems underlying the perception of social dominance from facial cues. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 201-214. (Special Issue on Social Neuroscience). (PDF) 

Hess, U., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2007). Looking at you or looking elsewhere: The influence of head orientation on the signal value of emotional facial expressions. Motivation & Emotion, 31, 137-144(PDF)

Rule, N.O., Ambady, N., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Macrae, C.N. (2007). Us and them: Memory advantages in perceptually ambiguous groups. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 687–692. (PDF) 

Adams, R.B., Jr., Ambady, N., Macrae, C. N., & Kleck, R. E. (2006). Emotional expressions forecast approach-avoidance behavior. Motivation & Emotion30, 179-188. (PDF)

Hess, U., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2005). Who may frown and who should smile? Dominance, affiliation, and the display of happiness and anger. Cognition & Emotion, 19, 515-536(PDF) 

Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2005). The effects of direct and averted gaze on the perception of facially communicated emotion. Emotion, 5, 3-11. (PDF)

Marsh, A. A., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2005).  Why do fear and anger look the way they do?  Form and social function in facial expressions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 73-86(PDF) 

Hess, U., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2004). Dominance, gender and emotion expression. Emotion4, 378-388(PDF)

Moran, J.M., Wig, G.S., Adams, R.B., Jr., Janata, P., & Kelley, W.M. (2004).  The neural funny bone: Dissociating humor comprehension from Mirth. NeuroImage, 21, 1055-1060(PDF) 

Adams, R.B., Jr., & Kleck, R.E. (2003). Perceived gaze direction and the processing of facial displays of emotion. Psychological Science, 14, 644-647. (PDF)

Adams, R.B., Jr., Gordon, H.L., Baird, A.A., Ambady, N., & Kleck, R.E.  (2003). Effects of gaze on amygdala sensitivity to anger and fear faces. Science, 300, 1536. (PDF)

Adams, R.B., Jr. & Janata, P. (2002). An fMRI comparison of neural circuits underlying auditory and visual object categorization.NeuroImage, 16, 361-377. (PDF)