My research examines the social dynamics of emotion, compassion, and contemplative practice and incorporates methods from social psychology and affective science. I am particularly interested in the ongoing dialogue between science and contemplative traditions and seek to integrate contemplative models of compassion, emotion, and well-being in my work. My work has been generously funded by the Mind and Life Institute.
See blog coverage by the NYT Sunday Review, the Mind and Life Institute, and the Greater Good Science Center featuring our research on meditation and compassionate behavior. See NYT Sunday Review describing our research on compassion and forgiveness.
My email address is condon.pc at gmail.com.
Condon, P., & Barrett, L.F. (2013). Conceptualizing and experiencing compassion. Emotion, 13, 817-821.
Condon, P., Desbordes, G., Miller, W.B., & DeSteno, D. (2013). Meditation increases compassionate responses to suffering. Psychological Science, 24, 2125-2127.
Bartlett, M.Y., Condon, P., Cruz, J., Baumann, J., & DeSteno, D. (2012). Gratitude: Prompting behaviours that build relationships. Cognition & Emotion, 26, 2-13.
Condon, P., & DeSteno, D. (2011). Compassion for one reduces punishment for another. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 698-701.
Condon, P., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., & Barrett, L.F. (in press). The psychological construction of positive emotion as a window onto well-being. In J. Gruber & J. Moskowitz, (Eds.), Positive emotion: Integrating the light sides and dark sides. New York: Oxford University Press.
Condon, P., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., & Barrett, L.F. (in press). What is a positive emotion? The psychological construction of pleasant fear and unpleasant happiness. In M. Tugade, M. Shiota, & L. Kirby, (Eds.), Handbook of positive emotions. New York: Guilford Press.