James Coan
, Charlottesville

Social Psychology, Emotion, Clinical Psychology



Awards and achievements (2)

  • Oct 2010
    Award for Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Apr 2010
    Inaugural Janet T. Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions to Psychological Science, Association for Psychological Science


Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia. His recent work emphasizes the neural systems supporting socially mediated forms of emotion regulation. Dr. Coan received the inaugural Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Early Career Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

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