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

Vishkin, A., Hasson, Y., Millgram, Y., & Tamir, M. (in press). One Size Does Not Fit All: Tailoring Cognitive Reappraisal to Different Emotions. Personality and Social Psychology BulletinView 

Vishkin, A., & Tamir, M. (in press). Fear not: Religion and emotion regulation in coping with existential concerns. To appear in K. E. Vail III & C. Routledge (Eds.), The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism. Elsevier.


Tamir, M., Vishkin, A., & Gutentag, T. (in press). Emotion regulation is motivated. Emotion

Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (in press). Group-Based Emotion Regulation: A Motivated Approach. Emotion

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

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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

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. [pdf

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

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. [pdf

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. [pdf



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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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).



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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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.[pdf

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. [pdf

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.[pdf



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. [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

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

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf



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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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



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

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

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. [pdf



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. [pdf

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. [pdf

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

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. [pdf

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. [pdf]



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. [pdf

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

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

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. [pdf

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 [pdf

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. [pdf

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

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

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. [pdf

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. 

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

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.



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 [pdf]

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



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

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]



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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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.

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.



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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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.

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. [pdf]

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