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As sociologists of science might say, Affect Control Theory is a social construction. The theory, the cross-cultural databases, and the computer software have been produced by a community of researchers, each of whom has committed  substantial professional labor to this intellectual enterprise.

Core Researchers

Following are the social scientists most closely associated with Affect Control Theory, some for years, others for decades.

bullet Linda Francis, Case Western Reserve University. Professional Profile, E-mail.
bullet David Heise, Department of Sociology, Indiana University. Home Page, Professional Profile, E-mail.
bullet Pamela Hunt, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of West Georgia, E-mail.
bullet Amy Kroska, Department of Sociology, University of Oklahoma. E-mail.
bullet Tom Langford, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. E-mail.
bullet Neil MacKinnon, Department of Sociology, Guelph University, Ontario, Canada. E-mail.
bullet Dawn T. Robinson, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia. Professional Profile, E-mail.
bulletKimberly Rogers, Department of Sociology,  Mount Holyoke College. Email.
bullet Andreas Schneider,  Department of Sociology, Texas Tech University. Home Page, Professional Profile, E-mail.
bullet Wolfgang Scholl,  Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, E-mail.
bullet Lynn Smith-Lovin, Department of Sociology, Duke University. E-mail.
bullet Tobias Schröder, Educational Future Science, Freie Universität Berlin. Home Page, E-mail.
bullet Olga Tsoudis, Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University.  E-mail.

Affiliated Researchers

A number of individuals collaborate frequently with core researchers and occasionally co-author articles on Affect Control Theory, though their major commitments lie elsewhere.

bullet Clare Francis, University of North Dakota. E-mail.
bullet Leo Keating, Research Associate, Guelph University, Ontario, Canada. E-mail.
bullet Shuuichiro Ike, Department of Sociology, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan. E-mail.
bullet Takanori Matsuno, Department of Psychology, Showa Women's University, Tokyo, Japan. E-mail.
bullet Lisa Slattery Rashotte, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina - Charlotte. E-mail.
bullet Jin Wang, Department of sociology, Sun Yat-Sen University. E-mail.

New Researchers

Researchers whose work with Affect Control Theory still is in the formative stage include the following.

bullet Jeffrey W. Bowlby, Human Resources Development of Canada, Hull, Quebec, Canada. E-mail.
bullet Yi Cai, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. E-mail.
bullet William C. (Craig) Carter, Department of Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University. E-mail.
bullet Vaughn DeCoster, School of Social Work at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (in Memphis). E-mail.
bullet Will Kalkhoff, graduate student, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa. E-mail.
bullet Shirley Keeton, Department of sociology, Fayetteville State University.  E-mail
bullet Alison Luke, graduate student (on leave), Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
bullet Tobias Schröder, Freie Universität, Berlin. E-mail.
bullet Cassandra Weimann, graduate student, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. E-mail.
bullet Luo Jar-Der, School of Business and Department of Information Science, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. E-mail.
bullet Nozomu Matsubara, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Tokyo University, Tokyo. E-mail.

Contributors in the Past

The following have made important contributions to ACT projects in the past, but are not working on ACT at present: Chris Averett, Lori Britt, William Douglass, Adam King, Steve Lerner, Li Ying, Rick Morgan, Steven Scher, Bernadette Smith, Herman Smith, Lisa Thomassen, Michio Umino, Brian Weir, J. Dennis Willigan, Beverly Wiggins.

 

 

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