Lynn Smith-Lovin

Lynn Smith-Lovin

Robert L. Wilson Professor of Sociology in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

External Address: 
339 Soc/Psych Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0088
Phone: 
(919) 660-5786

Overview

I study emotion, identity, and action. I’m interested in the basic question of how identities affect social interaction. I use experimental, observational, survey and simulation methods to describe how identities, actions and emotions are interrelated. The experiments I do usually involve creating social situations where unusual things happen to people, then seeing how they respond behaviorally or emotionally. I observe small task group interactions to see how identities influence conversational behavior. My survey work often focuses on gender and other social positions that influence the groups and networks in which people are imbedded. My simulations studies involve affect control theory, a mathematical model of how identities, actions and emotions affect one another. Now, I’m putting affect control theory together with McPherson’s ecological theory of affiliation to show how social systems, identities, and emotional experience are connected.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1978

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1976

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1972

Selected Grants

Computational Models of Cultural Meaning & Social Interaction awarded by University of Georgia (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019

Interpreting Events in Arabic Cultures: International Data Collection and Simulation Analyses awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2015

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Effect of Stereotype Threat on Test-Taking Performance Among Adults awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2013

Preventing Blood and Body Fluid Exposures during Surgical Procedures. awarded by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Mentor). 2009 to 2013

Collaborative Research Examining Emotional Reactions to Favorable Violations of Referential versus Equity Standards of J awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2012

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social Influence and Affect Control awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2012

REU: Supplement Collaborative Research: Examining the Relationship Between Identity, Injustice and Emotion awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2009

Collaborative Research Examining the Relationship Between Identity, Injustice and Emotion awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

DHB: Niches and Networks: Studying the Coevolution of Voluntary Groups and Social Networks awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

Pages

Smith-Lovin, L., and D. R. Heise. Analyzing social interaction: Advances in affect control theory. 2016, pp. 1–192. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315025773. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L., and D. Heise. Editors' Preface. 2016, pp. v–viii.

Wisecup, A. K., et al. Recognition of Gender Identity and Task Performance. Vol. 22, 2005, pp. 177–201. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0882-6145(05)22007-6. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L. “Impressions from events.” Analyzing Social Interaction: Advances in Affect Control Theory, 2016, pp. 35–70.

Smith-Lovin, L. “The affective control of events within settings.” Analyzing Social Interaction: Advances in Affect Control Theory, 2016, pp. 71–102.

Smith-Lovin, L. “Affect control theory: An assessment.” Analyzing Social Interaction: Advances in Affect Control Theory, 2016, pp. 171–92.

Smith-Lovin, L., et al. “"Emotion and affect in the social psychology of inequality.".” Social Psychology of Inequality, edited by Edward Lawler et al., Springer, 2013.

Rogers, K. B., and L. Smith-Lovin. “Action, Interaction, and Groups.” The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology, 2012, pp. 119–38. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9781444347388.ch7. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L. “Commentary.” Social Structure and Emotion, 2008, pp. 13–19. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374095-3.00001-X. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L. “"Status, power and emotion: Commentary".” Social Structure and Emotion, edited by Jody Clay-Warner and Dawn T. Robinson, Academic Press, 2008, pp. 13–20.

Smith-Lovin, L. “"To thine own self be true? Social structural sources of self, situated identity and emotion.".” Within the Social World: Essays in Social Psychology, edited by Jeffery Chin and Jacobson Cardell, Allyn & Bacon/Longman, 2008.

Smith-Lovin, L., et al. “"Social Isolation".” Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, edited by Harry Reis and Susan Sprecher, 2008.

Smith-Lovin, L., and Charles J. Brody. “Interruptions in Group Discussions: The Effects of Gender and Group Composition..” Interviewing II, edited by Nigel Fielding, Sage, 2008.

Pages

Myers, Douglas J., et al. “Surgical Team Stability and Risk of Sharps-Related Blood and Body Fluid Exposures During Surgical Procedures..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, vol. 37, no. 5, May 2016, pp. 512–18. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/ice.2016.12. Full Text

Clay-Warner, J., et al. “Justice Standard Determines Emotional Responses to Over-Reward.” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 1, Mar. 2016, pp. 44–67. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0190272516628299. Full Text

Myers, Douglas J., et al. “Surgical Procedure Characteristics and Risk of Sharps-Related Blood and Body Fluid Exposure..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, vol. 37, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 80–87. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/ice.2015.233. Full Text Open Access Copy

Smith-Lovin, L., and P. A. Thoits. “Introduction to the special section on the sociology of emotions.” Emotion Review, vol. 6, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 187–88. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1754073914524325. Full Text

Smith, J. A., et al. “Social Distance in the United States: Sex, Race, Religion, Age, and Education Homophily among Confidants, 1985 to 2004.” American Sociological Review, vol. 79, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 432–56. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0003122414531776. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L., and Peggy Thoits. “"Culture, social structure and emotion in the sociology of emotion".” Emotion Review, 2013.

Smith-Lovin, L., et al. “"Social distance in the United States: Homophily on Race, Sex, Age, Education and Religion, 1985-2004".” American Sociological Review, 2013.

Rogers, K. B., and L. Smith-Lovin. “Answering the call for a sociological perspective on the multilevel social construction of emotion: A Comment on Boiger and Mesquita.” Emotion Review, vol. 4, no. 3, July 2012, pp. 232–33. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1754073912439779. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L., and Kimberly B. Rogers. “"Answering the call for a sociological contribution to a multilevel social construction of emotion".” Emotion Review, vol. 4, 2012, pp. 1–20.

Smith-Lovin, L., and P. Winkielman. “The social psychologies of emotion: A bridge that is not too far.” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 4, Dec. 2010, pp. 327–32. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0190272510389003. Full Text

Pages

Reynolds, W. N., et al. “Sociolect-based community detection.” Ieee Isi 2013  2013 Ieee International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Big Data, Emergent Threats, and Decision Making in Security Informatics, 2013, pp. 221–26. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISI.2013.6578823. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L. “The strength of weak identities: Social structural sources of self, situation and emotional experience.” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 2, 2007, pp. 106–24. Scopus, doi:10.1177/019027250707000203. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, Lynn. Self, Identity, and Interaction in an Ecology of Identities. Springer US, 2003, pp. 167–78. Crossref, doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9188-1_12. Full Text

Smith-Lovin, L., and Cary Moskovitz. A Very Short Guide to Writing in Sociology. Oxford University Press (under contract), 2013.

Smith-Lovin, L., and Miller McPherson. Book manuscript, Networks and Niches in an Ecology of Affiliation. 2010.

Smith-Lovin, L. “Podcast.” Thomson Reuters “Sciencewatch,” 2010.

Smith-Lovin, L. “Podcast.” Thomson Reuters “Sciencewatch,” 2010.

Smith-Lovin, L., et al. “Emotional Reactions to Over-Reward.” Social Psychology Quarterly, 2010.

Smith-Lovin, L., and Dawn T. Robinson. Book manuscript, Identity, Interaction and Emotion. 2010.

Smith-Lovin, L., and Charles J. Brody. Interruptions in Group Discussions: The Effects of Gender and Group Composition.. Edited by Nigel Fielding, Sage, 2008.

Molm, Linda. ““Introduction to special issue on the state of sociological social psychology at the millennium.”.” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 63, Jan. 2000, pp. 281–83.

Smith-Lovin, L. ““Introduction: David R. Heise, Cooley-Mead Award Winner.”.” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 62, 1999, pp. 1–3.

Smith-Lovin, L. “"Introduction: Joseph Berger, Cooley-Mead Award Winner.".” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 55, 1992, pp. 1–4.