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.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Ethics and Morality
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Person Perception
- Social Cognition
- Perceptions of Politeness
- Frese, M., & Sabini, J. (Eds.). (1985). Goal directed behavior: The concept of action in psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Sabini, J. (1995). Social psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Norton.
- Sabini, J., & Silver, M. (1998). Emotion, character, and responsibility. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Sabini, J., & Silver, M. (1982). Moralities of everyday life. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Gault, B. A., & Sabini, J. (2010). The roles of empathy, anger, and gender in predicting attitudes toward punitive, reparative, and preventative public policies. Cognition and Emotion, 14(4), 495-520.
- Gleitman, H., Rozin, P., & Sabini, J. (1997). Solomon E. Asch (1907–1996): Obituary. American Psychologist, 52(9), 984-985.
- Green, M. C., Kass, S., Carrey, J., Herzig, B., Feeney, R., & Sabini, J. (2008). Transportation across media: Repeated exposure to print and film. Media Psychology, 11(4), 512-539.
- Green, M. C., & Sabini, J. (2006). Gender, socioeconomic status, age, and jealousy: Emotional responses to infidelity in a national sample. Emotion, 6(2), 330-334.
- Knasko, S. C., Gilbert, A. N., & Sabini, J. (1990). Emotional state, physical well-being, and performance in the presence of feigned ambient odor. Journal of Applied Psychology, 20(16), 1345-1357.
- Parrott, W. G., & Sabini, J. (1990). Mood and memory under natural conditions: Evidence for mood incongruent recall. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59(2), 321-336.
- Royzman, E. B., & Sabini, J. (2001). Something it takes to be an emotion: The interesting case of disgust. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 31(1), 29-59.
- Sabini, J. (1986). Stanley Milgram (1933–1984). American Psychologist, 41(12), 1378-1379.
- Sabini, J., Garvey, B., & Hall, A. L. (2001). Shame and embarrassment revisited, 27(1), 104-117.
- Sabini, J., & Green, M. C. (2004). Emotional responses to sexual and emotional infidelity: Constants and differences across genders, samples, and methods. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(11), 1375-1388.
- Sabini, J., Siepmann, M., & Stein, J. (2001). Target Article: "The really fundamental attribution error in social psychology research. Psychological Inquiry, 12(1), 1-15.
- Sabini, J., Siepmann, M., Stein, J., & Meyerowitz, M. (2010). Who is embarrassed by what? Cognition and Emotion, 14(2), 213-240.
- Sabini, J., & Silver, M. (2005). Lack of character? Situationism critiqued. Ethics, 155(3), 535-562.
- Sabini, J., & Silver, M. (2001). In defense of shame: Shame in the context of guilt and embarrassment. Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, 27(1).
- Sabini, J., & Silver, M. (1981). Introspection and causal accounts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40(1), 171-179.
- Weeden, J., & Sabini, J. (2005). Physical Attractiveness and Health in Western Societies: A Review. Psychological Bulletin, 131(5), 635-653.
- Research Experience in Social Psychology
- Social Psychology