Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk
Post-doctoral Fellow
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Related Research Interests

Research summary: My research lies at the intersection of social psychology and organizational behavior, with a focus on positive relationships in the workplace. I am interested in the psychological and nonverbal processes that occur when people are coordinated when in conversation, and within teams. To investigate such questions, I use a variety of methods, including behavioral video coding, psychophysiology, self-report, and a variety of self-report measures.

Relevant Publications

Research Articles
  • Kok, B. E., Coffey, K. A., Cohn, M. A., Catalino, L. I., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Algoe, S., Brantley, M., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2013). Positive emotions drive an upward spiral that links social connections and health, Psychological Science.
  • Vacharkulksemsuk, T., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2012). Strangers in sync: Achieving embodied rapport through shared movements, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 399-402.
  • Vacharkulksemsuk, T., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2013). One decade later: An update of the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions in organizations. In A. B. Bakker (Ed.) Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1. UK: Emerald.
  • Sekerka, L. E., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2012). Positive emotions: Broadening and building upward spirals of sustainable development.  In K. Cameron, and G. Spreitzer (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship (pp. 168-177). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Sekerka, L. E., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2011). Establishing a Positive Emotional Climate to Create Twenty-first Century Organizational Change. In N. M. Ashkanasy, C. P. M. Wilderom, & M. F. Peterson (Eds.) Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate, 2nd Edition (pp. 101-118). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.