BA, PhD in Psychology
I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Manchester, and have worked in a number of UK Universities since then including Liverpool, Sheffield, Leicester, and Brunel.
I lecture on social psychology, emotion, and research methods
My research focuses on the interpersonal effects and functions of emotions, including social referencing, emotion contagion, and interpersonal emotion regulation.
My published books include:
"Heart to heart: How your emotions affect other people” (2019)
“Ideas and realities of emotion” (1995) and “Emotion in social relations” (2005, co-authored with Agneta Fischer and Tony Manstead.
Sample journal articles include:
Parkinson, B., Simons, G., & Niven, K. (2016). Sharing concerns: Interpersonal worry regulation in romantic couples. Emotion, 16, 449-458.
Parkinson, B., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2015). Current emotion research in social psychology: Thinking about emotions and other people. Emotion Review, 7, 371-380.
Parkinson, B. (2014). How emotions affect other people. Emotion Researcher, August, at: http://emotionresearcher.com/2014/08/emotions-and-social-engagement/
Parkinson, B., Phiri, N., & Simons, G. (2012). Bursting with anxiety: Adult social referencing in an interpersonal Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART). Emotion, 12, 817-826.
Parkinson, B., & Simons, G. (2012). Worry spreads: Interpersonal transfer of problem-related anxiety. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 462-479.
I am a regular swimmer and enjoy taking photographs, listening to popular music and going to the movies.
Professor Parkinson named Emotion Review co-editor
Professor Brian Parkinson has been named one of a team of three new co-editors of the academic journal Emotion Review. He will be joined in his new role by Giovanna Colombetti (Professor of Philosophy, University of Exeter) and Bradley J. Irish (Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University).