Jeanne L. Tsai is currently Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, and the Director of the Stanford Culture and Emotion Lab. She earned her B.A. in psychology at Stanford, and then her PhD in clinical psychology at UC Berkeley. After doing her clinical internship and post-doc at UCSF in minority mental health, she was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota from 1997-2000. She joined the faculty in the psychology department at Stanford in 2000.
Professor Tsai is broadly interested in the cultural shaping of emotion and its implications for health, decision-making, and person perception. Her work is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. She is former Associate Editor of the journal Emotion, and current fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and Society for Experimental Social Psychology. At Stanford, she has received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Asian American Activities Center Faculty Award.