Gerald L. Clore

Gerald L. Clore (Texas Phd; Stanford Postdoc) is Commonwealth Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and formerly Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois.

His research focuses on emotion and its cognitive consequences, and has resulted in a citation H-Index of 54. He co-authored The Cognitive Structure of Emotions, a general theory of how psychological situations elicit emotions and make them intense. Its chief application is in computer science as the emotion engine of intelligent agents in computer games, and interactive training modules. His research (funded by NIMH and NSF) concerns the affect-as-information hypothesis, which clarifies how affective information about value and urgency regulates cognition, motivation, and memory. He has served as Associate Editor of Cognition and Emotion, as faculty in the NIMH Consortium on Emotion, and as Visiting Professor at Harvard. He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard, Oxford, and New York University and a Fellow of the Centers for Advanced Study at Illinois and Stanford, and a fellow of the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy. In 2010 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2013 he received the William James Award for lifetime scientific achievement from the Association for Psychological Science.

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