Elizabeth Summerell

Elizabeth Summerell

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My research seeks to explore the interplay between emotions, cognition, and behaviour. In particular, I am interested in understanding the cognitive, social, and neurobiological factors that contribute to the way we experience and regulate anger and aggression.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2023 Postdoctoral Research Associate UNSW Sydney
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 UNSW Sydney Australia PhD (Psychology)
    2016 UNSW Sydney Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Summerell, E., Fanous, G., & Denson, T. F. (2023). Would you let this guy into a bar? Identifying cues that signal a perceived increase in the propensity for violence of potential bar patrons. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 20 pages.
    DOI
    2021 Kumar, N. N., Summerell, E., Spehar, B., & Cranney, J. (2021). Experiences of Honours Research Students and Supervisors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study Framed by Self-Determination Theory. Frontiers in Education, 6, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2020 Summerell, E., Harmon-Jones, C., Denson, T. F., & Harmon-Jones, E. (2020). Humility is associated with less aggressive motivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 158, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8
    2019 Harmon-Jones, C., Hinton, E., Tien, J., Summerell, E., & Bastian, B. (2019). Pain Offset Reduces Rumination in Response to Evoked Anger and Sadness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117(6), 1189-1202.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2019 Summerell, E., Harmon-Jones, C., Kelley, N. J., Peterson, C. K., Krstanoska-Blazeska, K., & Harmon-Jones, E. (2019). Does cognitive broadening reduce anger?. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(JAN), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9
    2017 Harmon-Jones, E., Harmon-Jones, C., & Summerell, E. (2017). On the importance of both dimensional and discrete models of emotion. Behavioral Sciences, 7(4), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus104 WoS84 Europe PMC21
    - Harmon-Jones, C., Summerell, E., & Bastian, B. (n.d.). Anger increases preference for painful activities.. Motivation Science, 4(4), 301-314.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Summerell, E., Wong, I., & Denson, T. F. (2023). Caffeine and Aggression. In Handbook of Anger, Aggression, and Violence (pp. 1-20). Springer International Publishing.
    DOI

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