Dr Aleksandr Kogan

Aleksandr Kogan

University position

Lecturer

Dr Aleksandr Kogan is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Psychology

Email

ak823@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.cpwlab.co.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

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.

Research Focus

Keywords

prosociality

wellbeing

altruism

emotions

happiness

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Collaborators

Cambridge

Simon Baron-Cohen

Jason Rentfrom

John Rust

International

Jennifer Bartz

Frances Chen

June Gruber

Emily Impett

Dacher Keltner

Heejung Kim

Iris Mauss

Christopher Oveis

Joni Sasaki

Sarina Saturn

Publications

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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