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John Sabini

John Sabini


Professor John Sabini died on July 15, 2005, in Center City, Philadelphia. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Sabini's work.

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John Sabini earned his B.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1968 and his Ph.D. in social psychology from City University of New York in 1976. He joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1976 as assistant professor of psychology and was promoted to professor in 1987.

Professor Sabini chaired the psychology department from 1991 to 1996, and in 2003, he received the Dean’s Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research. His research interests focus on emotion, cognition, and person perception. More specifically, he is interested in the effects of an emotional state on cognition as well as the cognitions that differentiate emotional states. His interest in person perception concerns the determinants of evaluation, especially moral and aesthetic factors.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

Online Studies:

  • Perceptions of Politeness


Journal Articles:

Courses Taught:

  • Research Experience in Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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