This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Psychology .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

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  • Autobiographical memory retrieval and appraisal in social anxiety disorder 

    Moscovitch, David A.; Vidovic, Vanja; Lenton-Brym, Ariella P.; Dupasquier, Jessica R.; Barber, Kevin C.; Hudd, Taylor; Zabara, Nick; Romano, Mia (Elsevier, 2018-08-01)
    Individuals with social anxiety disorder (SADs; n = 41) and healthy controls (HCs; n = 40) were administered the Waterloo Images and Memories Interview, in which they described mental images that they tend to experience ...
  • The Impact of Culture on Relationship Repair in Negotiation. 

    Wiseman, Sylvie (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-10)
    Negotiation is an emotionally charged process, in which relationship rupture can occur. While past research has focused on predictors of relationship rupture in negotiation, there has been a dearth of research focusing on ...
  • Memory Bias for Threat-Related Information in Social Anxiety 

    Yeung, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-03)
    Biases in what is committed to memory and ultimately remembered are a key feature in individuals plagued by high levels of social anxiety. By selectively remembering the unfavourable aspects of past social situations, early ...
  • Advice Giving Helps Advisors Reason More Wisely about Life Challenges and Interpersonal Conflicts 

    Santos, Henri Carlo (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-02)
    Does advice giving impact the advisor? While many studies have examined why it is helpful to receive advice, much less is known about what advisors gain when they give advice. Drawing on theories from adult development and ...
  • The neural systems for perceptual updating 

    Stöttinger, Elisabeth; Aichhorn, Markus; Anderson, Britt; Danckert, James (Elsevier, 2018-04-01)
    In a constantly changing environment we must adapt to both abrupt and gradual changes to incoming information. Previously, we demonstrated that a distributed network (including the anterior insula and anterior cingulate ...
  • Path analysis of warning label effects on negative emotions and quit attempts: A longitudinal study of smokers in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the US 

    Cho, Yoo Jin; Thrasher, James F.; Yong, Hua-Hie; Szklo, André Salem; O'Connor, Richard J.; Bansal-Travers, Maansi; Hammond, David; Fong, Geoffrey T.; Hardin, James; Borland, Ron (Elsevier, 2018-01-01)
    Background Cigarette pack health warning labels can elicit negative emotions among smokers, yet little is known about how these negative emotions influence behavior change. Objective Guided by psychological theories ...
  • Individual differences in the emotional modulation of gaze-cuing 

    McCrackin, Sarah D.; Itier, Roxane J. (Taylor and Francis, 2018-07-08)
    Gaze-cuing refers to the spontaneous orienting of attention towards a gazed-at location, characterised by shorter response times to gazed-at than non-gazed at targets. Previous research suggests that processing of these ...
  • Increased Early Sensitivity to Eyes in Mouthless Faces: In Support of the LIFTED Model of Early Face Processing 

    Itier, Roxane J.; Preston, Frank F. (Springer, 2018-07-09)
    The N170 ERP component is a central neural marker of early face perception usually thought to reflect holistic processing. However, it is also highly sensitive to eyes presented in isolation and to fixation on the eyes ...
  • Goal Models: A Lay Theory Perspective 

    Kung, Yk Hei Franki (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-16)
    Successful pursuit of multiple goals (e.g., health, career, family goals) is critical to personal well-being and social prosperity. However, despite significant research on how people manage single goals or even dynamics ...
  • Understanding Anxiety Through the Constructs of Attentional Bias and Attentional Scope 

    Xu, Mengran (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-13)
    Anxiety disorders are common and debilitating, and there are substantial research efforts to better understand and treat them. These efforts are characterized by two leading trends: an emphasis on the role of attentional ...
  • Instructor presence effect: Liking does not always lead to learning 

    Wilson, Kristin E.; Martinez, Mark; Mills, Caitlin; D'Mello, Sidney; Smilek, Daniel; Risko, Evan F. (Elsevier, 2018-07-01)
    Online education provides the opportunity to present lecture material to students in different formats or modalities, however there is debate about which lecture formats are best. Here, we conducted four experiments with ...
  • Personal Endorsement of Ambivalent Sexism and its Impact on Objective and Subjective Career Success 

    Cheng, Polly (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-04)
    The gender wage gap is a persistent problem that has remained stubbornly stagnant over recent decades. Although significant efforts have been expended to understand why it exists and persists, we argue that an important ...
  • Chivalry is far from dead: Misperceiving the link between men's benevolent and hostile sexism 

    Yeung, Amy (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    Although prejudice has traditionally been conceptualized as a univalent antipathy towards a social group, sexist prejudice represents a more nuanced ambivalent attitude that mixes both hostile and benevolent elements. ...
  • Goal-setting and unethical behavior: The journey toward the goal matters 

    Nishioka, Midori (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    Unethical behavior in the workplace causes harm to organizations and has a widespread impact on society. Recent studies show that difficult and specific goals can lead to unethical behavior. Specifically, studies show that ...
  • The Perceptual Mechanisms of Probability Effects 

    Jabar, Syaheed (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-13)
    Environmental statistics impact human behaviour. The more likely something is to occur, the faster and more accurate we are at detecting it. This probability effect has been studied in numerous forms. However, there is no ...
  • Is it about me? Time-course of self-relevance and valence effects on the perception of neutral faces with direct and averted gaze 

    McCrackin, Sarah D.; Itier, Roxane J. (Elsevier, 2018-05-01)
    Most face processing research has investigated how we perceive faces presented by themselves, but we view faces everyday within a rich social context. Recent ERP research has demonstrated that context cues, including ...
  • How Locomotion Concerns Influence Perceptual Judgments 

    Scholer, Abigail A.; Eitam, Baruch; Stadler, Gertraud; Higgins, E. Tory (Guilford Press, 2017-06-01)
    Successful self-regulation involves both assessment (e.g., making the right choices) and locomotion (e.g., managing change and movement). Regulatory mode theory is a motivational framework that highlights the ways in which ...
  • Implicit Theories of Attraction 

    Bohns, Vanessa K.; Scholer, Abigail A.; Rehman, Uzma (Guilford Press, 2015-08-01)
    Sexual satisfaction is an important component of relationship well-being within romantic relationships. Yet, relatively little is known about the psychological factors that predict responses to the inevitable sexual ...
  • Self-regulating the effortful “social dos”. 

    Cortes, Kassandra; Kammrath, Lara K.; Scholer, Abigail A.; Peetz, Johanna (American Psychological Association, 2014)
    In the current research, we explored differences in the self-regulation of the personal dos (i.e., engaging in active and effortful behaviors that benefit the self) and in the self-regulation of the social dos (engaging ...
  • The role of metamotivation in creating task-motivation fit 

    Scholer, Abigail A.; Miele, David B. (American Psychological Association, 2016)
    One of the challenges of effective goal pursuit is being able to flexibly adapt to changing situations and demands. The current studies investigate whether individuals exhibit effective metamotivation—successful management ...

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