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Joseph Paul Forgas

Scientia Professor of Psychology, UNSW Sydney

Joseph Paul Forgas is Scientia Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He studied psychology at Macquarie University, and obtained his doctorate at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the influence of cognitive and affective processes on interpersonal behaviors His work received uninterrupted support from the Australian Research Council, including a Special Investigator Award and an ARC Professorial fellowship, as well as international funding from the German Research Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He published over 20 books, and over 200 articles and chapters, and his work received over 20 000 citations. He received the Doctor of Science degree from the University of Oxford, was elected Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the American Psychological Society, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is co-editor of the international book series, ‘Frontiers of Social Psychology’ (Psychology Press, New York), and is organiser and editor of the Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology series. He maintains highly productive research collaboration with several overseas laboratories (Stanford, Heidelberg, British Columbia, Mannheim, etc.). He received the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014. His current project investigates affective influences on information processing, language and strategic interpersonal behaviours.


  • –present
    Scientia Professor of Psychology, UNSW


AM, Order of Australia