|University||University of California San Diego|
Oveis's research is focused on the role of emotion, power, and nonverbal behavior in social interactions. Oveis’ research examines such questions as (1) How do emotions such as compassion and pride produce feelings of social connection and shared identity with others?; (2) How do nonverbal behaviors--e.g., the way we laugh, stand, and smile--convey a positive and powerful first impression?; (3) How does the way that we control or express our emotions influence the ability to connect with others and make decisions?; (4) How does social power influence various aspects of empathy--the ability/tendency to know what others are thinking and feel what others are feeling?