Michelle "Lani" Shiota

Michelle Shiota

Michelle "Lani" Shiota is an associate professor of social psychology at Arizona State University. Her studies of positive emotions, emotion regulation, and emotional mechanisms of close relationships use multiple methods including cardiovascular, electrodermal, and EEG measures, behavioral coding, cognitive tasks, and narrative analysis as well as self-reports. Shiota's research has been funded by National Institutes of Health and the John Templeton Foundation, and published in high-impact journals including: Emotion, JPSP, Cognition and Emotion, Psychology and Aging, and American Psychologist.

Professor Shiota is lead author of the textbook "Emotion" (Oxford), and co-editor of the "Handbook of Positive Emotions" (Guilford). She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), as well as an elected fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and member of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP). She received her bachelor's in communication from Stanford University, and her doctorate in social/personality psychology from University of California at Berkeley. Shiota joined the social psychology faculty at ASU in 2006, establishing the Shiota Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Testing (a.k.a. SPLAT Lab).