Arvid Kappas

Professor Arvid Kappas, PhD, has been involved in emotion research for 25 years.

His research relates to all aspects of affective processes, such as what causes emotions, how different components of emotions, such as expressive behaviour, psychophysiological changes, and subjective experience relate to each other, and how these are moderated and influenced by social context and regulation processes.

Arvid is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a member of the executive committee of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Science, and is active in several other scientific societies. His publications focus on basic research and theory relevant to affective computing.

He is a member of the steering committee of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and has been associate editor of two of the leading journals in emotion research: Emotion and Biological Psychology: Currently, he is serving on the editorial boards of several other related journals, such as Cognition and Emotion or Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour.

Arvid is the president of the International Society for Research on Emotions (ISRE) and Director of the research center Visual Communication and Expertise (VisComX) at Jacobs University.