Tabitha KirklandDr. Tabitha Kirkland is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bellevue College. Dr. Kirkland conducts research within the interdisciplinary field of emotion science, drawing on theory and methods from social and personality psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science, and teaches courses in general psychology, social psychology, and research methods. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and B.A. from University of California, San Diego.


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Selected publications:

Kirkland, T., Gruber, J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2015). Comparing happiness and hypomania risk: A study of extraversion and neuroticism aspects. Public Library of Science ONE, 10, e0132438. [pdf]

Cunningham, W. A., & Kirkland, T. (2014). The joyful, yet balanced, amygdala: Moderated responses to positive but not negative stimuli in trait happiness. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 9, 760-766. [pdf]

Kirkland, T., & Cunningham, W. A. (2012). Mapping emotions through time: How affective trajectories inform the language of emotion. Emotion, 12, 268-282. [pdf]

Cunningham, W. A., & Kirkland, T. (2012). Emotion, cognition, and the classical elements of mind. Emotion Review, 4, 369-370[pdf]

Kirkland, T., & Cunningham, W. A. (2011). Neural basis of affect and emotion. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Sciences, 2, 656-665. [pdf]