Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2002
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wake Forest University

  • 2002 – 2007
    Associate Professor of Psychology, Wake Forest University

  • Since 2007
    Professor of Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • A cultural perspective on parent-adolescent emotional interactions

  • Cultural differences in emotions: The role of interpersonal systems

  • Emotional acculturation in minority youth

  • Emotional fit with culture and well-being

  • Understanding emotional acculturation

  • A cultural perspective on emotion regulation

  • Insights into the processes of emotional convergence in small groups

  • Cultural variation in emotional experience: A contextualized process-model

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer ERC Advanced Grants, since 2015

  • Editorial Board 'Current Opinion in Psychology', since 2015

  • Instructor, Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP), Boston, USA, 2015

  • Editorial Board 'Journal of Personality and Social Psychology', since 2014

  • Reviewer 2015 SPSP annual conference, 2014

  • Fellowship Committee Society for Personality and Social Psychology (APA Division 8; chair in 2013), 2012 – 2014

  • Member of the Expert Panel of Psychology and Educational Science for FWO (G&M 3, Flanders Science Foundation), 2012 – 2017

  • Chair of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium, since 2012

  • Associate Editor 'Psychological Science' (Senior Editor 2012), 2011 – 2015

  • Consulting Editor 'Emotion', since 2011

  • Editorial Board 'Frontiers in Cultural Psychology', since 2010

  • Instructor, International Summer School in Affective Sciences, Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland, 2010

  • Associate Editor 'Emotion Review', 2007 – 2014

  • Editorial Board 'Cognition and Emotion', 2007 – 2009

  • Editorial Board Member 'Social and Personality Psychology Compass', since 2006

  • Consulting Editor 'Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin', 2005 – 2009

  • Consulting editor 'Emotion', 2004 – 2009

  • Treasurer, International Society for Research on Emotions, 2004 – 2007

  • Associate Editor 'Cognition and Emotion', 2004 – 2005

  • Member, Executive Committee, Emotion Research Group, 2003 – 2006

  • Member, Program Committee, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, 2003

  • Member. Board for the new International Society for Cultural Psychology, 2007 – 2009

  • Member, Steering committee for a European Network for Affective Sciences (European Science Foundation), 2007 – 2008

  • Program Chair Division 8, APA, 2003 – 2004

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Expert panel on the cultural contexts of health and wellbeing, WHO Regional Office for Europe, since 2015

  • Mother of Oliver and Zoë Zajonc, since 1996

  • Consultant UNICEF for psychosocial program in Bosnia, 1993 – 1995


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