José L. Duarte


I’m a graduate student in the PhD program in Social Psychology at Arizona State University. I'm primarily an emotions researcher, and I also have a strong interest in issues around methodological validity in social science. I focus on three areas:

1) Individual differences and situational factors that drive the experience of envy, including both malicious and benign forms of envy (see van de Ven, Zeelenberg, & Pieters, 2009). I'm particularly interested in how individual personality differences moderate whether, when, and how people experience envy.

2) Emotions that arise from engagements with abstract values, such as certain forms of admiration, pride, elevation, awe, and inspiration.


3) Methodological validity in social science research, particularly in relation to philosophical, political, or ideological biases. In interested in ways that researchers' values become embedded in a study in such a way that it invalidates the study. This issue is unexposed in our training and literature, and it has serious consequences. I'm not making a generic point about how bias can damage research -- rather, I'm referring to a very specific phenomenon where ideology is embedded in research in a particular way, such that the research becomes invalid or meaningless. For an example, see my Commentary page. A related journal article is under review.

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Duarte, J.L. (in press). Beyond life satisfaction: A scientific approach to well-being gives us much more to measure. In A. Parks & S.M. Schueller (Eds.) The handbook of positive psychological interventions. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.

Duarte, J.L, Crawford, J.T., Jussim, L., Haidt, J., Stern, C., & Tetlock, P. (under review). Political diversity will improve social psychological science.

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