Elaine Hatfield is a professor of psychology at the University of Hawai’i and past-president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex. In recent years she has received Distinguished Scientist Awards (for a lifetime of scientific achievement) from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, and the University of Hawai‘i, and the Alfred Kinsey Award from the Mid-Western Region of SSSS. In 2012 she will receive the Association for Psychological Science William James award for a lifetime of scientific achievement. Two of her books have won the American Psychological Association's National Media Award.
Recently, Drs. Hatfield and Richard L. Rapson (who are husband and wife) have collaborated on three books: Love, Sex, and Intimacy: Their Psychology, Biology, and History (HarperCollins) Emotional Contagion (Cambridge University Press), and Love and Sex: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Allyn & Bacon).
Dr. Hatfield’s first novel, Rosie, was published by Sterling House in June 2000. In recent years, she’s published more than forty-five poems and short stories in American, Canadian, Australian, and Indian literary magazines. She has published a dozen serious novels and detective stories.
- Close Relationships
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Interpersonal Processes
- Law and Public Policy
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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- Berscheid, E., & Hatfield, E. (1978). Interpersonal attraction (2nd ed.). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
- Carlson, J. G., & Hatfield, E. (1992). Psychology of emotion. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.
- Griffitt, W., & Hatfield, E. (1984). Human sexual behavior. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman & Company.
- Hatfield, E., Cacioppo, J., & Rapson, R. L. (1994). Emotional contagion. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Hatfield, E., & Rapson, R. (1996). Love and sex: Cross-cultural perspectives. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
- Hatfield, E., & Rapson, R. L. (1993). Love, sex, and intimacy: Their psychology, biology, and history. New York: HarperCollins.
- Hatfield, E., & Sprecher, S. (1986). Mirror, mirror: The importance of looks in everyday life. New York: SUNY Press.
- Hatfield, E., & Walster, G. W. (1978). A new look at love. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
- Hatfield, E., Walster, G. W., & Berscheid, E. (1978). Equity: Theory and research. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
- Browning, J. R., Hatfield, E., Kessler, D., & Levine, T. (2000). Sexual motives, gender, and sexual behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 29, 135-153.
- Choo, P., Levine, T., & Hatfield, E. (1996). Gender, love schemas, and reactions to romantic break-ups. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 11, 143-160.
- Hatfield, E., & Rapson, R. L. (2005). Social justice and the clash of cultures. Psychological Inquiry, 16(4), 172-175.
- Hatfield, E., & Sprecher, S. (1996). Men’s and women’s preferences in marital partners in the United States, Russia, and Japan. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 26, 728-750.
- Introductory Social Psychology
- Love and Sex: Cross Cultural Perspectives
- Love and Sex: Historical Perspectives
Elaine C. Hatfield
Department of Psychology
3334 Anoai Place
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
- Phone: (808) 956-6276
- Fax: (808) 956-4700
- Email: Elainehatfield582@gmail.com