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Ran, S., Reifen Tagar, M., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (in press). The Apple Doesn’t “Feel” Far from the Tree: Mother-Child Socialization of Intergroup Empathy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Kirby, K. D., Qian, W., Adiguzel, Z., Jahanshahi, A. A., Bakracheva, M., Ballestas, M. C. O., Cruz, J. F. A., Dash, A., Dias, C., Ferreira, M. J., Goosen, J. G., Kamble, S. V., Mihaylov, N. L., Pan, F., Sofia, R., Stallen, M., Tamir, M., van Dijk, W. W., Vitterso, J., & Smith, C. A., (in press). Appraisal and coping predict health and well-being during the covid-19 pandemic: An international approach. International Journal of Psychology.

Gutentag, T., John, O. P., Gross, J. J., & Tamir, M. (in press). Incremental Theories of Emotion Across Time: Temporal Dynamics and Correlates of Change. Emotion.

Solak N., Tamir M., Sümer, N., Jost, J. T., & Halperin, E. (in press). Expressive suppression as an obstacle to social change: Linking system justification, emotion regulation, and collective action. Motivation and Emotion.


Tamir, M. (2021). Effortful emotion regulation as a unique form of cybernetic control. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(1), 94-117. View 

Millgram, Y., Gruber, J., Villanueva, C. M., Rapoport, A., & Tamir, M, (2021). Motivations for Emotions in Bipolar Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science, 9(4), 666-685.



Millgram, Y., Huppert, J. D., & Tamir, M. (2020). Emotion Goals in Psychopathology: A New Perspective on Dysfunctional Emotion Regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29, 242-247. View

Vishkin, A., Schwartz, S. H., Ben-Nun Bloom, P., Solak, N., & Tamir, M. (2020). Religiosity and desired emotions: Belief maintenance or prosocial facilitation? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(7), 1090-1106. View

Vishkin, A., & Tamir, M. (2020). Fear not: Religion and emotion regulation in coping with existential concerns. In K. E. Vail III & C. Routledge (Eds.), The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism (pp. 325-338). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. View

Tamir, M., Vishkin, A., & Gutentag, T. (2020). Emotion regulation is motivated. Emotion20, 115-119. View 

Vishkin, A., Hasson, Y., Millgram, Y., & Tamir, M. (2020). One Size Does Not Fit All: Tailoring Cognitive Reappraisal to Different Emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 469-484. View 


Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2020). Group-Based Emotion Regulation: A Motivated Approach. Emotion, 20, 16-20. View

Garofalo, C., López-Pérez, B., Gummerum, M., Hanoch, Y., & Tamir, M. (2020). Emotion Goals: What do Sexual Offenders Want to Feel? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 63, 2611-2629. View

Netzer, L., Halperin, E., & Tamir, M. (2020). Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid! Motivated Intergroup Emotion Regulation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(11), 1596-1613.



Vishkin, A., Ben-Nun Bloom, P., Schwartz, S., Solak, N., & Tamir, M. (2019). Religiosity and emotion regulation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50, 1050-1074. View


Benita, M., Kehat, R., Zaba, R., Blumenkrantz, Y., Kessler, G., Bar-Sella, A., & Tamir, M. (2019). Choosing to regulate emotions: Pursuing emotion goals in autonomy supportive and controlling contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 1666-1680. View


Tamir, M., Halperin, E., Porat, R., Bigman, Y., & Hasson, Y. (2019). When there's a will, there's a way: Disentangling the effects of goals and means in emotion regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 795-816. View

Vishkin, A., Bloom, P. B. N., & Tamir, M. (2019). Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: Religiosity, Emotion Regulation and Well-Being in a Jewish and Christian Sample. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20, 427-447. View 

Ben-Nun Bloom P., Vishkin, A., Ben-Nun, P., Korenman, M. & Tamir, M. (2019). Religion and Anti-Immigration Sentiments in Context: Field Studies in Jerusalem. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 29, 77-93. View

Porat, R., Tamir, M., Wohl, M., Gur, T & Halperin, E. (2019). Motivated emotion and the rally around the flag effect: Liberals are motivated to feel collective angst (like Conservatives) when faced with existential threat. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 480-491. View 

Millgram, Y., & Tamir, M. (2019). Positive and Negative Emotion Regulation Goals in Psychopathology. In Gruber, J. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology. Oxford University Press. 

Hasan-Aslih, S., Netzer, L., Tamir, M., Saguy, T., Van Zomeren, M., Halperin, E. (2019). When we want them to fear us: the motivation to influence outgroup emotions in collective action. Group Processes & Intergroup relations, 22, 724-245. View

Millgram, Y., Joormann, J., Huppert, J. D., Lampert, A., & Tamir, M. (2019). Motivations to experience happiness and sadness in depression: Temporal stability and implications for coping with stress. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(1) 143-161. View 

Millgram, Y., Sheppes, G., Kalokerinos, E., Kuppens P., & Tamir, M. (2019). Do the ends dictate the means in emotion regulation? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(1), 80-96. View 



Schwartz, A., Eyal, T., & Tamir, M. (2018). Emotions and the big picture: The effects of construal level on emotional preferences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78, 55-65. View

Salomon, T., Botvinik-Nezer, R., Gutentag, T., Gera, R., Iwanir, R., Tamir, M., & Schonberg, T. (2018). The cue-approach task as a general mechanism for long-term non-reinforced behavioral change. Scientific Reports, 8, 3614. View 

Netzer, L., Gutentag, T., Kim, M. Y., Solak, N., & Tamir, M. (2018). Evaluations of emotions: Distinguishing between affective, behavioral and cognitive components. Personality and Individual Differences, 135, 13-24. View 

Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., Brahms, K.S., Cohrs, J.C., & Halperin, E. (2018). Are liberals and conservatives equally motivated to feel empathy toward others? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(10), 1449-1459. View 

De Castella, Platow, Tamir, & Gross (2018). Beliefs about emotion: Implications for avoidance-based emotion regulation and psychological health. Cognition and Emotion, 32, 773-795. View 

Tamir, M. (2018). Commentary on Jamieson, Hangen, Lee and Yaeager: What Should We Regulate to Promote Adaptive Functioning and How? Emotion Review, 10, 65-57. View

Tamir, M., & Bigman, Y. E. (2018). Expectations Influence How Emotions Shape Behavior. Emotion, 18(1), 15-25. View 

Ma, X., Tamir, M. & Miyamoto, Y. (2018). A socio-cultural instrumental approach to emotion regulation: Culture and the regulation of positive emotions. Emotion, 18(1), 138-152. View 

Shoval, N., Schvimer, Y., & Tamir, M. (2018). Real-time measurement of tourists' objective and subjective emotions in time and space. Journal of Travel Research, 57(1), 3-16. View 



Tamir, M., Schwartz, S. H., Oishi, S., & Kim, M. (2017). The secret to happiness: Feeling good or feeling right? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(10), 1448-1459. View

Bigman, Y. E., Sheppes, G., & Tamir, M. (2017). Less is more in emotion regulation: The availability of regulation options impairs efficacy. Emotion, 17 (6), 993-1006. View 

Tamir, M., & Gutentag, T. (2017). Desired Emotional States: Their Nature, Causes, and Implications for Emotion Regulation. Current Opinion in Psychology (17), 84-88. View 

Markovitch, N., Netzer, L., & Tamir, M. (2017). What You Like is What You Try to Get: Attitudes toward Emotions and Situation Selection. Emotion, 17, 728-739. View

Kalokerinos, E. K., Tamir, M., & Kuppens, p. (2017). Instrumental motives in negative emotion regulation in daily life: Frequency, consistency, and predictors. Emotion, 17, 648-657. View 

Gutentag, T., Halperin, E., Porat, R., Bigman, Y & Tamir, M (2017). Successful emotion regulation requires both conviction and skill: Beliefs about the controllability of emotions, reappraisal, and regulation success. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 1225-1233. View 

Tamir, M., & Millgram, Y. (2017). Motivated Emotion Regulation: Principles, Lessons, and Implications of a Motivational Analysis of Emotion Regulation. In A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Advances in Motivation Science (pp. 207-247). View



Bigman, Y. E., & Tamir, M. (2016). The Road to Heaven is Paved with Effort: Perceived Effort Amplifies Moral Judgment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 1654-1669. View

Bigman, Y., Mauss, I. B., Gross, J. J., & Tamir, M. (2016). Yes I can: Self-efficacy beliefs promote successful emotion regulation. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 1380-1387. View 

Wayne, C., Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2016). Rationalizing conflict: The polarizing role of accountability in ideological decision-making. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60(8), 1473-1502. View 

Tamir, M., Schwartz, S. H., Cieciuch, J., Riediger, M., Torres, C., Scollon, C., Dzokoto, V., Zhou, X., Vishkin, A. (2016). Desired emotions across cultures: A value-based account. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111(1), 67-82. View 

Tamir, M. (2016). Why do people regulate their emotions? A taxonomy of motives in emotion regulation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20(3), 199-222. View 

Kivity, Y., Tamir, M., & Huppert, J. D. (2016). Self-acceptance of negative emotions: The positive relationship with effective cognitive reappraisal. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 9, 279-294. 

Porat, R., Halperin, E., Mannheim, I., & Tamir, M. (2016). Together we cry: Social motives and preferences for group-based sadness. Cognition and Emotion, 30(1), 66-79. View 

Markovitch, N., Netzer, L., & Tamir, M. (2016). Will you touch a dirty diaper? Attitudes toward emotions and behavior. Cognition and Emotion, 30(3), 592-602. View 

Porat, R., Halperin, E., & Tamir, M. (2016). What we want is what we get: Group-based emotional preferences and conflict resolution. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(2), 167-190. View 

Vishkin, A., Bigman, Y. E., Porat, R., Solak, N., Halperin, E., & Tamir, M. (2016). God rest our hearts: Religiosity and cognitive reappraisal. Emotion, 16, 252-262. View



Millgram, Y., Joormann, J., Huppert, J. D., & Tamir, M. (2015). Sad as a Matter of Choice? Emotion Regulation Goals in Depression. Psychological Science,26(8), 1216-1228. View 

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. View 

Netzer, L., Van Kleef, G. A., Tamir, M. (2015). Interpersonal Instrumental Emotion Regulation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 58, 124-135. View 

Netzer, L., Igra, L., Bar Anan, Y., & Tamir, M. (2015). When Bad Emotions seem Better: Experience Changes the Automatic Evaluation of Anger. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 797-804. View 

Kim, M. Y., 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(6),1126-1136. View 

Kim, M. Y., Bigman, Y., & Tamir, M. (2015). Emotion regulation. Chapter to appear in J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Ed. (pp.452-456). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. 

Tamir, M., Bigman, Y., Rhodes, E., Salerno, J., & Schreier, J. (2015). An expectancy-value model of emotion regulation: Implications for motivation, emotional experience, and decision-making. Emotion,15, 90-103. View 



Vishkin, A., Bigman, Y., & Tamir, M. (2014). Religion, emotion regulation, and well-being. In C. Kim-Prieto (Ed.), Positive Psychology of Religion and Spirituality across Cultures (pp.247-269). New York, NY: Springer. View 

Tamir, M., & Bigman, Y. (2014). Why might people want to feel bad? Motives in contrahedonic emotion regulation. In W. G. Parrott (Ed.),The Positive Side of Negative Emotions (pp. 201-223). New York, NY: Guilford Press. View 

Mauss, I. B., & Tamir, M. (2014). Emotion goals: How their content, structure, and operation shape emotion regulation. In J. J. Gross (Ed.), The Handbook of Emotion Regulation, 2nd Ed (pp. 361-375). New York, NY: Guilford Press. View 

Ford, B. Q., & Tamir, M. (2014). Preferring Familiar Emotions: As You Want (and Like) It? Cognition and Emotion, 28, 311-324. View



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

Goldstein, T. R., Tamir, M., & Winner, E. (2013). Expressive suppression and acting classes. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 191-196. View 

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. View 

Halperin, E., Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Gross, J. J. (2013). Can emotion regulation change political attitudes in intractable conflict? From the laboratory to the field. Psychological Science, 24, 106-111. View 



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

Mauss, I. B., Savino, N. S., Anderson, C. L., Weisbuch, M., Tamir, M., & Laudenslager, M.L. (2012). The pursuit of happiness can be lonely. Emotion, 12, 908-912. View 

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

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

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



Mauss, I., B., Tamir, M., Anderson, C. L., & Savino, N. S. (2011). Can seeking happiness make people unhappy? Paradoxical effects of valuing happiness. Emotion, 11, 807-815. View 

Rusk, N., Rothbaum, F., & Tamir, M. (2011). Performance and learning goals for emotion. Motivation and Emotion, 35, 444-460. View

Tamir, M. (2011). The maturing field of emotion regulation. Emotion Review, 3, 3-7 View 

Gruber, J., Mauss, I. B., & Tamir, M. (2011). A dark side of happiness? How, when, and why happiness is not always good. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 6, 222-233. View

Tamir, M., & Mauss, I. B. (2011). Social cognitive factors in emotion regulation: Implications for well-being. In I. Nyklicek, A. Vingerhoets, M. Zeelenberg, & J. Donellet (Eds.), Emotion regulation and well-being , pp. 31-47). Springer View 

Tamir, M., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Beyond pleasure and pain? Emotion regulation and positive psychology. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, & M. Steger (Eds.), Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward , (pp.89-100). Oxford University Press. 

Robinson, M. D., & Tamir, M. (2011). A task-focused mind is a happy and productive mind: A processing perspective. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, & M. Steger (Eds.), Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward , (pp.160-174). Oxford University Press. 



Ford, B. Q., Tamir, M., Brunye, 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. View

Holland, A., Kensigner, E. A., & Tamir. M. (2010). The effect of regulation goals on emotional event-specific knowledge. Memory, 18, 504-521. View

Hackenbracht, J. & Tamir. M. (2010).  Preferences for sadness when eliciting help: Instrumental motives in sadness regulation. Motivation and Emotion, 34, 306-315. View



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

Tamir, M. (2009). What do people want to feel and why? Pleasure and utility in emotion regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 101-105. View

Srivastava, S., Tamir, M., McGonical, K. M., John, O. P., & Gross, J. J. (2009). The social costs of emotional suppression: A prospective study of the transition to college. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 883-897. View

Tamir, M. (2009). Differential preferences for happiness; Extraversion and trait-consistent emotion regulation. Journal of Personality, 77, 447-470. View

Robinson, M. D., Meier, B. P., Tamir, M., Wilowski, B.M., & Ode, S. (2009). Behavioral facilitation: A cognitive model of individual differences in approach motivation. Emotion, 9, 70-82. View



Tamir, M., & Diener, E. (2008). Approach-avoidance goals and well-being: One size does not fit all. In A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation (pp. 415-430). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum View

Tamir, M., Mitchell, C., & Gross, J. J. (2008). Hedonic and instrumental motives in anger regulation. Psychological Science, 19, 324-328. View



Tamir, M., Chiu, C. Y., & Gross, J. J. (2007). Business or pleasure? Utilitarian versus hedonic considerations in emotion regulation. Emotion, 7, 546-554. View

Tamir, M., & Robinson, M. D. (2007). The happy spotlight: Positive mood and selective attention to rewarding information. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1124-1136. View

Tamir, M., John, O. P., Srivastava, S., & Gross, J. J. (2007). Implicit theories of emotion: Affective and social outcomes across a major life transition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 731-744. View



Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., & Solberg, E. C. (2006). You may worry, but can you recognize threats when you see them?: Neuroticism, threat identifications, and negative affect. Journal of Personality, 74, 1481-1506. view

Diener, E., Tamir, M., & Scollon, C. N. (2006). Happiness, life satisfaction, and fulfillment: The social psychology of subjective well-being. In P. Van Lange (Ed.), Bridging social psychology (pp. 319-324). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.



Tamir, M. (2005). Don't worry, be happy? Neuroticism, trait-consistent affect regulation, and performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 449-461. View

Kim-Prieto, C., Diener, E., Tamir, M., Scollon, C. N., & Diener, M. (2005). Integrating the diverse definitions of happiness: A time-sequential framework of subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 6, 261-300. View

Robinson, M. D., & Tamir, M. (2005). Neuroticism as mental noise: A relation between neuroticism and reaction time standard deviations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 107-114. View



Tamir, M., & Robinson, M. D. (2004). Knowing good from bad: The paradox of neuroticism, negative affect, and evaluative processing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 913-925. View

Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., Clore, G. L., Martin, L. L., & Whitaker, D. (2004). Are we puppets on a string?: The contextual meaning of unconscious expressive cues. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 237-249. View


Biswas-Diener, R., Diener, E., & Tamir, M. (2004). What the Greeks and self-help books haven't told you about happiness. Daedalus, 18-25.

Robinson, M. D., Vargas, P. T., Tamir, M., & Solberg, E. C. (2004). Using and being used by categories: The case of negative evaluations and daily well-being. Psychological Science, 15, 521-526.

Robinson, M. D., Solberg, E. C., Vargas, P., & Tamir, M. (2003). Trait as default: Extraversion, subjective well-being, and the distinction between neutral and positive events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 517-527. View

Robinson, M. D., Rokke, P. D., & Tamir, M. (2003). Feeling about thinking: The role(s) of affect in social cognition. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 48, 356-358.

Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., & Clore, G. L. (2002). The epistemic benefits of trait-consistent mood states: An analysis of extraversion and mood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 663-677. View

Clore, G. L., & Tamir, M. (2002). Affect as embodied information. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 37-45. View