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Professor Joseph Forgas AM

BA (Macquarie), DPhil, DSc (Oxford)

Elected: 1987

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Interpersonal behaviour, affective influences on social behaviour, social judgments and social perception, social identity and group behaviour, applied social psychology


Professor Joseph Forgas is Scientia Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. His major research area is social psychology, and his most recent project investigates the influence of affective states on social cognition, social judgments and interpersonal behaviours. He is also interested in:

  • interpersonal behaviour and communication
  • social perception and judgments
  • group behaviour and the study of social relationships


  • Visiting Professor, Heidelberg University, and University of Monnheim, Germany
  • Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, Germany.


  • J. P. Forgas and J. George (2001) Affective influences on organisational judgments and behaviour, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • J. P. Forgas (2001) Feeling and doing: Affective influences on social behavior, Psychological Inquiry (Target article).
  • (2001) The Social Mind. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • J. P. Forgas (Ed.) (2001) Handbook of Affect and Social Cognition. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • (2000) Feeling and thinking: The role of affect in social cognition. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.


Website: http://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/profiles/jforgas.html

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