Brian Parkinson first studied Psychology at Manchester University, where he received his PhD in 1983. He is currently employed as Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. His research has concerned the social psychology of emotion and mood, and he has published in a range of international academic journals. He is the author of Ideas and Realities of Emotion (Routledge, 1995) and coauthor of Changing Moods (Longman, 1996). He is currently chief editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology .
Agneta H. Fischer studied Psychology at Leiden University (the Netherlands), where she received her PhD in 1991. She is currently chair of the department of Social Psychology and professor in Social Psychology, with special emphasis on emotion theory and research. She currently is president of ISRE (International Society for Research on Emotion). She is the editor of Gender and Emotion: Social Psychological Perspectives (Cambridge, 2000) and has published articles and book chapters in the area of the social and cultural context of emotion and emotion expression .
Antony S. R. Manstead studied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Bristol and gained his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Sussex. Prior to his present position at Cardiff University, he has held positions at the Universities of Sussex, Manchester, California at Berkeley, Amsterdam, and Cambridge. He has been chief editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and associate editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and of Cognition and Emotion. In 2004 he was the recipient of the British Psychological Society's Presidents' Award for distinguished contributions to psychological knowledge.