Jared McGinley

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

LA 2141


Doctoral & Master's degrees in Biological Psychology,
Virgina Tech

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Rutgers University-
New Brunswick

Areas of Expertise





Dr. McGinley's research primarily involves physiological measures (e.g., cardiovascular, dermal, respiratory, etc.), but also employs behavioral and self-report measures. His main topic of interest is emotion. He is interested in fundamentally defining and measuring it, and also in how it is regulated within each person, and communicated between interacting persons. Lastly, Dr. McGinley is interested in how the branches of the autonomic nervous system are asymmetrically regulated by the central nervous system, and how this relates to trait- and state-like information processing.


Selected Publications

McGinley, J.J. & Friedman, B.H. (in press). Autonomic specificity in emotion: The induction method matters. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Baldner, C. & McGinley, J.J. (2016). Extracting empathy from related concepts: Historical, theoretical, and empirical support in C. Edwards (Ed.), Psychology of Empathy: New Research (pp. 69-128). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

McGinley, J.J., & Friedman, B.H. (2015). Autonomic responses to lateralized cold pressor and facial cooling tasks. Psychophysiology, 52(3), 416-424  DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12332

 Baldner, C. & McGinley, J.J. (2014). Correlational and exploratory factor analyses (EFA) of commonly used empathy questionnaires: New insights. Motivation and Emotion, 38(5), 727-744. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-014-9417-2