Recent Publications

(* denotes Student Authors)



Chabris, C., Lee, J., Cesarini, D., Benjamin, D., & Laibson, D. (2015). The Fourth Law of Behavior Genetics. Psychological Science, 24, 304-312.

Hart, J. (2015). The psychology of defensiveness: An integrative security system model of attachment, self-esteem, and worldviews. In P. J. Carroll, R. M., Arkin, & A. Wichman (Eds.), The handbook of personal security. New York: Psychology Press.

Hart, J., *Nailling, E., Bizer, G. Y., & Collins, C. K. (2015). Attachment theory as a framework for explaining engagement with Facebook. Personality and Individual Differences, 77, 33-40.

Hart, J. (2014). Did Hurricane Sandy Influence the 2012 US Presidential Election? Social Science Research, 46, 1-8.

Burns, D. J., Hart, J., & *Kramer, M. E. (2014).  Dying scenarios improve recall as much as survival scenarios.  Memory, 22, 51-64.

Burns, D. J., Hart, J., *Kramer, M. E., & Burns, A. D. (2014).  Dying to remember, remembering to survive: Mortality salience and survival processing.  Memory, 22, 36-50.

Hart, J. (2014).  Toward an integrative theory of psychological defense.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 19-39.

*Contelmo, G., Hart, J., & Levine, E. H. (2013).  Dream orientation as a function of hyperactivating and deactivating attachment strategies.  Self and Identity, 12, 357-369.

Motyl, M., Hart, J., Cooper, D., Heflick, N., Goldenberg, J., & Pyszczynski, T. (2013).  Creatureliness priming reduces aggression and support for war.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 648-666.

Bizer, G. Y., Hart, J., & *Jekogian, A. M. (2012).  Belief in a just world and social dominance orientation: Evidence for a mediational pathway predicting negative attitudes and discrimination against individuals with mental illness.  Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 428-432.

Hart, J., & Burns, D. J. (2012).  Nothing concentrates the mind: Thoughts of death improve recall.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 264-269.

Hart, J., *Hung, J. A., Glick, P., & Dinero, R. E. (2012).  He loves her, he loves her not: Attachment style as a personality antecedent to men’s ambivalent sexism.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1495-1504.

Tracy, J. L., Hart, J., & Martens, J. P. (2011).  Death and Science: The existential underpinnings of belief in intelligent design and discomfort with evolution.  PLoS ONE, 6: e17349.

Burns, D. J., Burns, S. A., & Hwang, A. J. (2011).  Adaptive memory: Determining the proximate mechanisms responsible for the memorial advantages of survival processing.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition37, 206-218.

Anderson-Hanley, C., *Tureck, K., & *Schneiderman, R., . (2011).  Autism and exergaming: Effects on repetitive behaviors and cognition.  Psychology Research & Behavior Management.

Gillath, O., & Hart, J. (2010).  The effects of emotional security and insecurity on political attitudes and leadership preferences.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 122-134. [Author order is alphabetical.]

Hart, J., *Schwabach, J. A., & Solomon, S. (2010).  Going for broke: Mortality salience increases risky decision-making on the Iowa gambling task.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 425-432.

Anderson-Hanley, C., *Nimon, J. P., & *Westen, S. C. (2010).  Cognitive health benefits of strengthening exercise for community-dwelling older adults.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology32 (9), 996-1001.

Anderson-Hanley, C. & Arciero, A. (2010).  Seniors cybercycling for enhanced cognitive performance.  CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation3 (2), 29-30.

Bizer, G. Y., *Kozak, S. M., & *Holterman, L. A. (2009).  The persuasiveness of the straw man rhetorical technique.  Social Influence, 4, 216-230.

*Raftery, J. N. , & Bizer, G. Y. (2009).  Negative feedback and performance:  The moderating effect of emotion regulation.  Personality and Individual Differences47, 481-486.

Gillath, O., Hart, J., Noftle, E. E., & Stockdale, G. (2009).  Development and validation of a state measure of attachment anxiety and avoidance. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 362-373.

Hart, J., & Goldenberg, J. L. (2008). A terror management perspective on spirituality and the problem of the body. In A. Tomer, G. T. Eliason, and P. T. P. Wong (Eds.).  Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Burns, D. J., & Jenkins, C. L. & Dean, E. E. (2007).  Falsely recalled items are rich in item-specific information.  Memory & Cognition37, 1630-1640.

Miarmi, L., & DeBono, K.G. (2007).  The impact of distractions on heuristic processing: Internet ads and stereotype use.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology37, 539-548.

Burns, D. J., Martens , N. J.,  Bertoni, A. A., Sweeney , E. J., & Lividini , M. D. (2006).  An item gains and losses analysis of false memories suggests critical items receive more item-specific processing than list items.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition,32, 277-289.

Burns, D. J., & Ladd, M. V. (2006).  The simultaneous learning effect: Why does simultaneous learning improve retention?  American Journal of Psychology119, 385-405.

Paludi, M., Nydegger, R., DeSouza, E., Nydegger, L., & Dicker, K.A. (2006).  International perspectives on sexual harassment of college students: The sounds of silence.  Annals New York Academy of Sciences1087, 103-120.

Goldenberg, J. L., Hart, J., Pyszczynski, T., Warnica, G. M., Landau, M., & Thomas, L. (2006).  Ambivalence toward the body: Death, neuroticism, and the flight from physical sensation.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1264-1277.

Hart, J., Shaver, P. R., & Goldenberg, J. L. (2005).  Attachment, self-esteem, worldviews, and terror management: Evidence for a tripartite security system.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 999-1013.

Weisse, C.S., Foster, K.K., & Fisher, B. (2005).  The influence of experimenter race and gender on pain reporting.  Pain Medicine6, 80-87.

Burns, D. J., & Hebert, T. (2005).  Using cumulative recall curves to assess the extent of relational and item-specific processing.  Memory13, 189-199.

DeBono , K. G., Leavitt, A., & Backus, J.(2003).  Product packaging and product evaluation: An individual difference approach.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology33, 513-521.

Weisse, C.S., Sorum, P.C., & Dominguez, R.E. (2003).  The Influence of gender and race on physicians’ pain management decisions.  Journal of Pain4, 505-510.