My main programme of research investigates the cognitive, social, and physical underpinnings of human sociality. I am particularly interested in how humans use emotional expressions (e.g., facial expressions, laughter, swearing) to negotiate and influence their social world. I also conduct social cognition research in the areas of social and physical pain and feelings of control.
I have more recently begun work to work in the public health sphere on collaborations examining psychological predictors of life satisfaction and harms associated with hazardous drinking.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Interpersonal Processes
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Nonverbal Behavior
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Bear, T., Philipp, M., Hill, S., & Mündel, T. (2016). A preliminary study on how hypohydration affects pain perception. Psychophysiology.
- Greenaway, K. H., Storrs, K. R., Philipp, M. C., Louis, W. R., Hornsey, M. J., & Vohs, K. D. (2015). Loss of control stimulates approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 235-241.
- Hagger, M. S., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Alberts, H., Anggono, C. O., Batailler, C., Birt, A. R., . . . Philipp, M. C. . . . Zwienenberg, M. (2016). A multilab preregistered replication of the ego-depletion effect. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 546–573.
- Pavitt, C., Philipp, M., & Johnson, K. K. (2004). Who owns a group’s proposals: The initiator or the group as a whole? Communication Research Reports, 21, 221-230.
- Philipp, M., Storrs, K., & Vanman, E. (2012). Sociality of facial expressions in immersive virtual environments: A facial EMG study. Biological Psychology, 91, 17-21.
- Yeung, P., Towers, A., La Grow, S., Philipp, M., Alpass, & F. Stephens, C. (2015). Mobility, satisfaction with functional capacity, and perceived quality of life (PQOL) in older persons with self-reported visual impairment: The pathway between ability to get around and PQOL. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37, 113-120.
- Owren, M., Philipp, M., Vanman, E., Trivedi, N., Schulman, A., & Bachorowski, J. (2013). Understanding spontaneous human laughter. In E. Altenmüller, S. Schmidt, & E. Zimmerman (Eds.), The Evolution of emotional communication: From sounds in nonhuman mammals to speech and music in man. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Advanced Experimental Psychology
- Applied Social Psychology
- Current Issues in Social Psychology
- Introduction to Psychological Research
- Psychological Research Methods I
- Psychological Research: Principles of Design
- Special Topic: Social Cognition Theory and Research
Michael C. Philipp
School of Psychology
Private Bag 11-222
Palmerston North 4442
- Phone: +64 6 951 8086
- Fax: +64 6 350-5673