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Current Professional Activities
Program Committee, Association for Psychological Science
Psychological Society, Member
Neuroscience Society, Member
Society of America,
Society for Behavioural Neuroscience, Member
Society, Associate Member
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Member
Ad-hoc reviewer for: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive,
Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, Journal of Experimental Psychology:
Learning, Memory, & Cognition, Cognition and Emotion, Psychology and Aging,
Cortex, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Psychological Science, Motivation
Current Research Activities
Dr. Mikels’ research program represents a multi-level analysis of the interface between emotion and cognition, and how emotion-cognition interactions relate to and underlie complex social behavior. His laboratory, the Emotion and Cognition Laboratory, conducts behavioral, neuroimaging, and life-span studies examining how emotion interfaces with cognitive processes such as working memory and selective attention. In another line of research, the lab studies the role of emotion-cognition interactions in complex decision making, and how the decision quality of older adults could be improved.
Postdoctoral fellow, Psychology [2003-2006]
University of Michigan
Ph.D., Cognition and Perception & Social Psychology 
M.S., Cognition and Perception 
Illinois Wesleyan University
B.A., Psychology and German , Summa cum laude
Courses, Websites, Pubs
Instructor, Human Development 261, The Development of Social Behavior, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Fall 2006.
Instructor, Human Development 418, Contemporary Issues in Aging, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Spring 2007.
Emotion and Cognition Lab
Mikels, J. A., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., Beyer, J. A., &
Fredrickson, B. L. (in press). Emotion and working memory: Evidence for
domain-specific processes for affective maintenance. Emotion.
L. L., Mikels, J. A., & Mather, M. (2006).
Aging and the intersection of cognition, motivation and emotion. In J. Birren & K.W. Schaie (Eds) Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, San
Diego: Academic Press. Sixth Edition.
Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., & Mikels, J. A. (2006). The aging brain: Implications of
enduring plasticity for behavioral and cultural change. In P.B. Baltes, P.A. Reuter-Lorenz, & F.
Roesler (Eds.), Lifespan Development and
the Brain: The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism, New York: Cambridge
University Press. (pp.
C., Taylor, S. F., Berridge, K. C., Mikels, J. A., & Liberzon, I. (2006). Differential subjective and
psychophysiological responses to socially and nonsocially generated emotional stimuli. Emotion,