In press

  • Ford, B. Q.,* Lam, P.,*, John, O., & Mauss, I. B. (In press). The psychological health benefits of accepting negative emotions and thoughts: Laboratory, diary, and longitudinal evidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. *Shared first-authorship. PDF.


  • Ford, B. Q., Karnilowicz, H. R., & Mauss, I. B. (2017). Understanding reappraisal as a multi-component process: The psychological health benefits of attempting to use reappraisal depend on reappraisal success. Emotion, 17, 905-911. PDF.

  • Lwi, S.*, Ford, B. Q.*, Casey, J., Miller, B., & Levenson, R. (2017). Poor caregiver mental health predicts mortality of patients with neurodegenerative disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114, 7319-7324. *Shared first-authorship. PDF.


  • Levenson, R., Lwi, S., Brown, C.*, Ford, B. Q.*, Otero, M.*, & Verstaen, A.* (2016). Emotion. In J. T. Cacioppo, L. G. Tassinary, and G. G. Berntson (Eds.) Handbook of Psychophysiology (4th Ed). pp. 444-464. Cambridge University Press. *Authors contributed equally. PDF.

  • Troy, A. S., Ford, B. Q., McRae, K., Zarolia, P., & Mauss, I. B. (2016) Change the things you can: Effective emotion regulation is most beneficial in low socioeconomic contexts. Emotion, 17, 141-154. PDF.

  • Waugh, C. E., Zarolia, P., Mauss, I. B., Lumian, D., Ford, B. Q., Davis, T., Ciesielski, B. G., Sams, K. V., & McRae, K. (2016). Emotion regulation changes the duration of the BOLD response to emotional stimuli. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11. 1550-1559. PDF.

  • Werner, G. G., Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., Schabus, M., Blechert, J., & Wilhelm, F. (2016). Cardiac vagal control and depressive symptoms: The moderating role of sleep quality. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 1-15. PDF.


  • Ford, B. Q., Dmitrieva, J. O., Heller, D., Chentsova-Dutton, Y., Grossmann, I., Tamir, M., Uchida, Y., Koopmann-Holm, B., Uhrig, M., Floerke, V., Bokhan, T., & Mauss, I. B. (2015). Culture shapes whether the pursuit of happiness predicts higher or lower well-being. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 1053-1062. PDF

  • Ford, B. Q. & Mauss, I. B. (2015). Culture and emotion regulation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 3, 1-5. PDF

  • Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., & Gruber, J. (2015). Valuing happiness is associated with bipolar disorder. Emotion, 15, 211-222. PDF

  • Kim, M., Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., & Tamir, M. (2015). Knowing when to seek anger: Psychological health and context- sensitive emotional preferences. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 1126-1136. PDF.

  • Shallcross, A. J., Gross, J. J., Visvanathan, P. D., Kumar, N., Pastva, A., Ford, B. Q., Dimidjian, S., Shirk, S. R., Holm-Denoma, J., Goode, K., Cox, E., Chaplin, W., & Mauss, I. B. (2015). Relapse prevention in major depressive disorder: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus an active control condition. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 964-975. PDF.

  • Werner, G. G., Ford, B. Q., Schabus, M., Mauss, I. B., Blechert, J., & Wilhelm, F. (2015). High cardiac vagal control during wakefulness predicts better subjective and objective sleep quality. Biological Psychology, 106, 79-85PDF.


  • Davis, T. S., Mauss, I. B., Lumian, D., Troy, A. S., Shallcross, A. J., Zarolia, P., Ford, B. Q., & McRae, K. (2014). Emotional reactivity and emotion regulation among adults with a history of self-harm: Laboratory self-report and functional MRI evidence. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 499-509. PDF.

  • Ford, B. Q. & Mauss, I. B. (2014). The paradoxical effects of pursuing positive emotion: When and why wanting to feel happy backfires. In J. Gruber and J. Moskowitz (Eds.) Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides (pp. 363-381). Oxford University Press. PDF.

  • Ford, B. Q. & Mauss, I. B. (2014). Emotion Experience and Well-Being.  In E. Diener & R. Biswas-Diener (Eds.), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: Diener Education Fund Publishers. LINK.

  • Ford, B. Q., Mauss, I. B., Troy, A. S., Smolen, A., & Hankin, B. (2014). Emotion regulation protects children from risk associated with 5-HTT gene and stress. Emotion, 14, 930-939. PDF.

  • Ford, B. Q. & Tamir, M. (2014). Preferring familiar emotions: As you want (and like) it? Cognition and Emotion, 28, 311-324. PDF.

  • Ford, B. Q., Shallcross, A. J., Mauss, I. B., Floerke, V. A., & Gruber, J. (2014). Desperately seeking happiness: Valuing happiness is associated with symptoms and diagnosis of depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33, 890-905. PDF.


  • Hopp, H., Shallcross, A. J., Ford, B. Q., Troy, A. S., Floerke, V., Wilhelm, F., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). High vagal tone protects against future depressive symptoms under conditions of social support. Biological Psychology, 93, 143-149. PDF.

  • Kogan, A., Gruber, J., Shallcross, A., Ford, B. Q., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). Too much of a good thing? Cardiac vagal tone’s non-linear relationship with well-being. Emotion, 13, 599-604. PDF.

  • Shallcross, A., Ford, B. Q., Floerke, V. A., & Mauss, I. B. (2013). Getting better with age: The relationship between age, acceptance and negative affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 734-749. PDF.

  • Tamir, M., Ford, B. Q., & Gilliam, M. (2013). Evidence for utilitarian motives in emotion regulation. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 483-491. PDF.

  • Tamir, M., Ford, B. Q., & Ryan, E. (2013). Nonconscious goals can shape what people want to feel. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 292-297. PDF.

  • Weisbuch, M., Lamer, S., & Ford, B. Q. (2013). Memory for eye gaze: Accuracy, bias, and the role of facial emotion. Social Cognition, 31, 686-695. PDF.

2012 and earlier

  • Ford, B. Q. & Tamir, M. (2012). When getting angry is smart: Emotional preferences and emotional intelligence. Emotion, 12, 685-689. PDF.

  • Ford, B. Q., Tamir, M., Gagnon, S. A., Taylor, H. A., & Brunyé, T. T. (2012). The angry spotlight: Trait anger and selective attention to rewards. European Journal of Personality, 26, 90-98. PDF.

  • Tamir, M. & Ford, B. Q. (2012a). When feeling bad is expected to be good: Emotion regulation and outcome expectancies in social conflicts. Emotion, 12, 807-816. PDF.

  • Tamir, M. & Ford, B. Q.  (2012b). Should people pursue feelings that feel good or feelings that do good? Emotional preferences and well-being. Emotion, 12, 1061-1070. PDF.

  • Ford, B. Q., Tamir, M., Brunyé, T. T., Shirer, W. R., Mahoney, C. R., & Taylor, H. A. (2010). Keeping your eyes on the prize: Anger and visual attention to threats and rewards. Psychological Science, 21, 1098-1105. PDF.

  • Tamir, M. & Ford, B. Q. (2009). Choosing to be afraid: Preferences for fear as a function of goal pursuit. Emotion, 9, 488-497. PDF.