Dr Aleksandr Kogan
Dr Aleksandr Kogan is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
My lab investigates the prosociality and well-being from biological, psychological, and cross-cultural perspectives. In particular, we are highly interested in cooperation, trust, altruism, positive emotions, close relationships, happiness, physical and mental health, and cross-cultural differences. We employ methodology combining genetics, physiology, pharmacology, surveys, event-sampling, and large scale datasets.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Associated News Items
Keltner D, Kogan A, Piff PK, Saturn SR (2014), “The sociocultural appraisals, values, and emotions (SAVE) framework of prosociality: core processes from gene to meme.” Annu Rev Psychol 65:425-60 Details
Gruber J, Kogan A, Mennin D, Murray G (2013), “Real-world emotion? An experience-sampling approach to emotion experience and regulation in bipolar I disorder.” J Abnorm Psychol 122(4):971-83 Details
Impett EA, Gere J, Kogan A, Gordon AM, Keltner D (2013), “How Sacrifice Impacts the Giver and the Recipient: Insights From Approach-Avoidance Motivational Theory.” J Pers Details
Gordon AM, Impett EA, Kogan A, Oveis C, Keltner D (2012), “To have and to hold: gratitude promotes relationship maintenance in intimate bonds.” J Pers Soc Psychol 103(2):257-74 Details
Impett EA, Kogan A, English T, John O, Oveis C, Gordon AM, Keltner D (2012), “Suppression sours sacrifice: emotional and relational costs of suppressing emotions in romantic relationships.” Pers Soc Psychol Bull 38(6):707-20 Details
Simon-Thomas ER, Godzik J, Castle E, Antonenko O, Ponz A, Kogan A, Keltner DJ (2012), “An fMRI study of caring vs self-focus during induced compassion and pride.” Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7(6):635-48 Details
Kogan A, Saslow LR, Impett EA, Oveis C, Keltner D, Rodrigues Saturn S (2011), “Thin-slicing study of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and the evaluation and expression of the prosocial disposition.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(48):19189-92 Details
Impett EA, Gordon AM, Kogan A, Oveis C, Gable SL, Keltner D (2010), “Moving toward more perfect unions: daily and long-term consequences of approach and avoidance goals in romantic relationships.” J Pers Soc Psychol 99(6):948-63 Details
Kogan A, Impett EA, Oveis C, Hui B, Gordon AM, Keltner D (2010), “When giving feels good. The intrinsic benefits of sacrifice in romantic relationships for the communally motivated.” Psychol Sci 21(12):1918-24 Details