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Current work is divided into two separate topics. The first is the relationship between people's interpretation of their situation and the emotions they experience (an appraisal theory of emotion). Ellsworth is currently extending the basic theory to cultural similarities and differences in emotions, testing the relationships between social structure, appraisals, emotions, and behavior. The second is the study of psychology and law. Interests include jury behavior, the death penalty, eyewitness testimony, and the use of social science in law.