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Deckman, T., DeWall, C. N., Gilman, R., Way, B., & Richman, S. (in press). Marijuana buffers people from the pain of social exclusion. Social and Personality Psychological Science.

Chen, Z., Poon, K-T., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Feeling entitled to more: Ostracism increases dishonest behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Keller, P. S., Blincoe, S., Gilbert, L. R., DeWall, C. N., Haak, E. R., & Widiger, T. (in press). Narcissism in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Keller, P. S., Blincoe, S., Gilbert, L. R., Haak, E. R., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Sleep deprivation and dating aggression in female college students: The moderating role of trait aggression, partner aggression, and alcohol use. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

Cobb, R. A., DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Implicit theories of relationships and intimate partner violence: Does believing your relationship can grow relate to lower perpetration of violence? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Gilman, R., Carter-Sowell, A., DeWall, C. N., Adams, R., & Carboni, I. (in press). Validation of the ostracism experience scale for adolescents. Psychological Assessment.

Chester, D. S., Pond, R. S., Richman, S. B., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). The optimal calibration hypothesis: How life history modulates the sensitivity of the brain's social pain network. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience.

Veldorale-Brogan, A., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). The virtue of problem-solving: Perceived partner virtues as predictors of problem-solving skills. Personal Relationships.

DeWall, C. N., Gilman, R., Sharif, V., & Carboni, I. (in press). Left out, sluggardly, and blue: Self-control mediates the relationship social exclusion and depression. Personality and Individual Differences.

Chen, Z., DeWall, C. N., Chen, E-W., & Poon, K-T. (in press). When destiny hurts: Implicit theories of relationships moderate aggressive responses to ostracism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Riva, P., Romero-Lauro, L. J., DeWall, C. N., & Bushman, B. J. (in press). Buffer the pain away: Stimulating the rVLPFC reduces pain following social exclusion. Psychological Science.

Miller, H. C., DeWall, C. N., Pattison, K., Molet, M., & Zentall, T. R. (in press). Too dog tired to avoid danger: Self-Control Depletion in Canines Increases Behavioral Approach toward an Aggressive Threat. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

McCullough, M. E., Carter, E. V., DeWall, C. N., & Corrales, C. M. (in press). Religious Cognition Down-Regulates Sexually Selected, Characteristically Male Behaviors in Men, But Not in Women. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Norris, J. I., Lambert, N. M., DeWall, C. N., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Can't buy me love? Anxious attachment and materialistic values. Personality and Individual Differences.

Kashdan, T. B., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Savostyanova, A. A., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Silvia, P. J., & Keller, P. S. (in press). Curiosity protects against interpersonal aggression: Cross-sectional, daily process, and behavioral evidence. Journal of Personality.

Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., & Beach, S. (in press). Shifting toward cooperative goals: How partner-focused prayer facilitates forgiveness. Personal Relationships.

Chester, D., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Psychopathology and susceptibility to violence. In M. Eastin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Media Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chester, D., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Trait aggression. In M. Eastin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Media Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

DeWall, C. N., Anderson, C. A., & Bushman, B. J. (in press). Aggression and violence. In I. Weiner (Ed.) Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology (2nd Ed.); H. Tennen & J. Suls (Eds.), Volume 5: Personality and social psychology. New York: Wiley.

Denson, T. F., DeWall, C. N., & Finkel, E. J. (in press). Self-control and aggression. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Pond, R. S., Kashdan, T. B., DeWall, C. N., Savostyanova, A., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Emotion Differentiation Moderates Aggressive Tendencies in Angry People: A Daily Diary Analysis. Emotion.

Finkel, E. J., DeWall, C. N., Slotter, E. B., McNulty, J. K., Pond, R. S., Jr., & Atkins, D. C. (in press). Using I3 Theory to clarify when dispositional aggressiveness predicts intimate partner violence perpetration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Pond, R. S., DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., Deckman, T., Bonser, I., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Repulsed by violence: Disgust sensitivity buffers trait, behavioral, and daily aggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Slotter, E. B., Finkel, E. J., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Lambert, N. M., Bodenhausen, G. V., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Putting the brakes on aggression toward a romantic partner: The inhibitory influence of relationship commitment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

DeWall, C. N, Lambert, N. M., Slotter, E. B., Deckman, T., Pond, R. S., Finkel, E. J., Luchies, L., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). So far away from one's partner, yet so close to alternatives: Avoidant attachment, interest in alternatives, and infidelity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

DeWall, C. N., Maner, J. K., Deckman, T., & Rouby, D. A. (in press). Forbidden fruit: Inattention to attractive alternatives provokes implicit relationship reactance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., Pond, R. S., Kashdan, T. B., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). A grateful heart is a non-violent heart: Cross-sectional, longitudinal, experience-sampling, and experimental evidence. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

DeWall, C. N., & Richman, S. B. (in press). Social exclusion and the desire to reconnect. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

DeWall, C. N., & Bushman, B. J. (in press). Social acceptance and rejection: The sweet and the bitter. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

DeWall C. N., Masten, C. L., Powell, C., Combs, D., Schurtz, D. R., & Eisenberger, N. I. (in press). Does the pain of rejection depend on attachment style? An fMRI study. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience.

DeWall C. N., Twenge, J. M., Koole, S. L., Baumeister, R. F., Marquez, A., & Reid, M. (in press). Automatic emotion regulation after social exclusion: Nonconscious attunements to positivity as a key to mental health. Emotion.

DeWall, C. N., Finkel, E. J., & Denson, T. (in press). Self-control inhibits aggression. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

DeWall, C. N., Anderson, C. A., & Bushman, B. J. (in press). The General Aggression Model: Theoretical Extensions to Violence. Psychology of Violence.

DeWall, C. N., Silvia, P. J., Schurtz, D. R., & McKenzie, J. (in press). Taste sensitivity and aesthetic preferences: Is taste a metaphor? Empirical Studies of the Arts.

DeWall C. N., Pond, R. S. (in press). Loneliness and smoking: The costs of the desire to reconnect. Self and Identity.

DeWall C. N., Deckman, T., Pond, R. S., & Bonser, I. (in press). Belongingness as a core personality trait: How Social Exclusion Influences Social Function and Personality Expression. Journal of Personality.

DeWall, C. N., Buffardi, L. E., Bonser, I., & Campbell, W. K. (in press). Narcissism and implicit attention seeking: Evidence from linguistic analyses of social networking and online presentation. Personality and Individual Differences.

DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Campbell, W. K., & Twenge, J. M. (in press). Tuning in to psychological change: Linguistic markers of self-focus, loneliness, anger, anti-social behavior, and misery increase over time in popular U.S. song lyrics. Psychology of Aesthetics, Art, and Creativity.

Deckman, T., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Urgency and risky sexual behaviors: A clarification of the relationship between impulsivity and risky sexual behavior. Personality and Individual Differences.

Derefinko, K., DeWall, C. N., Metze, A. V., Walsh, E. C., & Lynam, D. R. (in press). Do different facets of impulsivity predict different types of aggression? Aggressive Behavior.

Giancola, P. R., Parrott, D. J., Silvia, P. J., DeWall, C. N., Bgue, L., Subra, B., Duke, A. A., & Bushman, B. J. (in press). The disguise of sobriety: Unveiled by alcohol in persons with an aggressive personality. Journal of Personality.

Baumeister, R. F., Masicampo, E., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Arguing, reasoning, and the interpersonal (cultural) functions of consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Baumeister, R. F., Schmeichel, B. J. & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Creativity, consciousness, and free will: Evidence from psychology experiments. In E.S. Paul & S.B. Kaufman (Eds.), The philosophy of creativity. New York: Oxford.

Pond, R. S., Brey, J., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Denying the need to belong: How social exclusion impairs human functioning and how people can protect against it. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Loneliness. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

DeWall, C. N., Zell, A. L., Deckman, T., Gailliot, M. T., & Baumeister, R. F. (in press). Approach and avoidance motivation following childhood social acceptance and rejection. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Hate. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., & Bonser, I. (in press). Coping with the expectation of social acceptance. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Expectations. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

DeWall, C. N. (2011). Hurt feelings? You could take a pain reliever. Harvard Business Review, 89, 28-29.

DeWall C. N., Baumeister, R. F., Mead, N. L., & Vohs, K. D. (2011). How leaders self-regulate their task performance: Evidence that power promotes diligence, depletion, and disdain. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 47-65.

DeWall, C. N., Deckman, T., Gailliot, M. T., & Bushman, B. J. (2011). Sweetened blood cools hot tempers: Physiological self-control and aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 73-80.

DeWall, C. N., & Anderson, C. A. (2011). The General Aggression Model. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver(Eds.), Understanding and reducing aggression, violence, and their consequences (pp. 15-33). Washington, D.C.: APA.

DeWall C. N., MacDonald, G., Webster, G. D., Masten, C., Baumeister, R. F., Powell, C., Combs, D., Schurtz, D. R., Stillman, T. F., Tice, D. M., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2010). Acetaminophen reduces social pain: Behavioral and neural evidence. Psychological Science, 21, 931-937.

DeWall C. N., Bushman, B.J., Giancola, P.R., & Webster, G. D.(2010). The big, the bad, and the boozed-up: Weight moderates the effect of alcohol on aggression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 619-623.

DeWall C. N., Pond, R. S., & Bushman, B. J. (2010). Sweet revenge: Diabetic status as a predictor of interpersonal forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 823-826.

DeWall C. N., Twenge, J. M., Bushman, B. J., Im, C., & Williams, K. D. (2010). Acceptance by one differs from acceptance by none: Applying social impact theory to the rejection-aggression link. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 168-174.

DeWall C. N. (2010). Forming a basis for acceptance: Excluded people form attitudes to agree with potential affiliates. Social Influence, 5, 245-260.

DeWall, C. N., Buckner, J. D., Lambert, N. L., Cohen, A., & Fincham, F. D. (2010). Bracing for the worst, but behaving the best: Social anxiety, hostility, and aggression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 260-268.

Miller, H. S., Pattison, K. F., DeWall, C. N., Rayburn-Reeves, R., & Zentall, T. R. (2010). Self-control without a "self"? Common self-control processes in humans and dogs. Psychological Science, 21, 534-538.

Buckner, J. D., DeWall, C. N., Schmidt, N. B., & Maner, J. K. (2010). A tale of two threats: Social anxiety and attention to social threat as a function of social exclusion an non-exclusion threats. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 449-455.

Twenge, J. M., Gentile, B., DeWall, C. N., Ma, D., Lacefield, K., & Schurtz, D. R. (2010). Increases in young people's psychopathology on the MMPI, 1938-2007: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 145-154.

DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., & Deckman, T. (2010). Acetaminophen dulls psychological pain. In G. MacDonald & L. Jensen-Campbell (Eds.), Social pain: A neuroscientific, social, and health psychology analysis (pp. 123-140). Washington, D.C.: APA.

DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., Schurtz, D. R., & Gailliot, M. T. (2010). Acting on limited resources: Self-regulatory depletion and personality. In R. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (pp. 243-262). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., Vohs, K. D., & Alquist, J. L. (2010). Does emotion cause behavior (apart from making people do stupid, destructive things)? In C. Agnew, D. Carlson, W. Graziano, & J. Kelly (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 119-136). New York: Oxford University Press.

DeWall, C. N., & Bushman, B. J. (2009). Hot under the collar in a lukewarm environment: Hot temperature primes increase aggressive thoughts and hostile perceptions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1045-1047.

Finkel, E. J., DeWall, C. N., Slotter, E. B., Oaten, M., & Foshee, V. A. (2009). Self-regulatory failure and intimate partner violence perpetration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 483-499.

Stillman, T. F., Baumeister, R. F., Lambert, N. M., Crescioni, A. W., DeWall, C. N., & Fincham, F. D. (2009). Alone and without purpose: Life loses meaning following social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 686-694.

Mallott, M. A., Maner, J. K., DeWall, C. N., & Schmidt, N. B. (2009). Compensatory deficits following rejection: The Role of Social Anxiety in Disrupting Affiliative Behavior. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 438-446.

Giancola, P. R., Josephs, R. A., DeWall, C. N., & Gunn, R. L. (2009). Applying the attention-allocation model to the explanation of alcohol-related aggression: Implications for treatment and prevention. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 1263-1279.

DeWall, C. N. (2009). The pain of exclusion. Using insights from neuroscience to understand emotional and behavioral consequences to social exclusion. In M. J. Harris (Ed.), Bullying, rejection, and peer victimization: A social cognitive neuroscience perspective (pp. 201-224). New York: Springer.

DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., & Masicampo, E. J. (2009). Feeling rejected but not much else: Resolving the paradox of emotional numbness following social exclusion (pp. 123-142). In A. L. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling hurt in close relationships. New York: Cambridge.

Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., & Vohs, K. D. (2009). Social rejection, control, numbness, and emotion: How not to be fooled by Gerber and Wheeler (2009). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 489-493.

DeWall, C. N. (2009). Rejection. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DeWall, C. N. (2009). Inclusion/exclusion. In J. Levine and M. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DeWall, C. N., Maner, J. K., & Rouby, D. A. (2009). Social exclusion and early-stage interpersonal perception: Selective attention to signs of acceptance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 729-741.

DeWall, C. N., Twenge, J. M., Gitter, S. A., & Baumeister, R. F. (2009). It's the thought that counts: The role of hostile cognition in shaping aggressive responses to social exclusion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 45-59.

Baumeister, R. F., Masicampo, E. J., & DeWall, C. N. (2009). Prosocial benefits of feeling free: Disbelief in free will increases aggression and reduces helpfulness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 260-268.

DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., & Vohs, K. D. (2008). Satiated with belongingness? Effects of acceptance, rejection, and task framing on self-regulatory performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., Gailliot, M. T., & Maner, J. K. (2008). Depletion makes the heart grow less helpful: Helping as a function of self-regulatory energy and genetic relatedness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1663-1676.

DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., & Masicampo, E. J.(2008). Evidence that logical reasoning depends on conscious processing. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 628-645.

Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., Mead, N. L., & Vohs, K. D.(2008). Social rejection can reduce pain and increase spending: Further evidence that money, pain, and belongingness are interrelated. Psychological Inquiry, 19, 145-147.

DeWall, C. N., & Maner, J. K.(2008). High status men (but not women) capture the eye of the beholder. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 328-341.

Maner, J. K., DeWall, C. N., & Gailliot, M. T. (2008). Selective attention to signs of success: Social dominance and early stage interpersonal perception. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 488-501.

Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., & Zhang, L. (2007). Do emotions hinder or facilitate the decision making process? In K. D. Vohs, R. F. Baumeister, & G. Loewenstein (Eds.), Do emotions help or hurt decision making? A Hedgefoxian perspective (pp. 11-31). New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.

DeWall, C. N., & Baumeister, R. F. (2007). From terror to joy: Automatic tuning to positive affective information following mortality salience. Psychological Science, 18, 984-990.[Download]

Stillman, T. F., Baumeister, R. F., & DeWall, C. N. (2007). What's so funny about not having money? Effects of power on laughter. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1547-1558.

DeWall, C. N. (2007). Escape (from self) theory. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DeWall, C. N. (2007). Mental control. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tice, D. M., & DeWall, C. N. (2007). Procrastination. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Baumeister, R. F., Schmeichel, B. J., DeWall, C. N., & Vohs, K. D. (2007). Is the conscious self a help, a hindrance, or an irrelevance to the creative process? In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 53, pp. 137-152). New York: Nova.

Baumeister, R. F., Vohs, K. D., DeWall, C. N., & Zhang, L. (2007). How emotion shapes behavior: Feedback, anticipation, and reflection, rather than direct causation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11, 167-203.

Gailliot, M.T., Baumeister, R.F., DeWall, C.N., Maner, J.K., Plant, E.A., Tice, D.M., Brewer, L.E., & Schmeichel, B.J. (2007). Self-control relies on glucose as a limited energy source: Willpower is more than a metaphor. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 325-336.[Download]

Maner, J. K., DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., & Schaller, M. (2007). Does social exclusion motivate withdrawal or reconnection? Resolving the "porcupine problem." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 42-55.[Download]

Twenge, J. M., Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., Ciarocco, N. J., & Bartels, J. M. (2007). Social exclusion decreases prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 56-66.

DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., Stillman, T. F., & Gailliot, M. T. (2007). Violence restrained: Effects of self-regulatory capacity and its depletion on aggressive behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 62-76.[Download]

Maner, J. K., Gailliot, M. T., & DeWall, C. N. (2007). Adaptive attentional attunement: Evidence for mating-related perceptual bias. Evolution & Human Behavior, 28, 2-36.

Baumeister, R. F., Gailliot, M. T., DeWall, C. N. & Oaten, M. (2006). Self-regulation and personality: Strength-boosting interventions and trait moderators of ego depletion. Journal of Personality, 74, 1773-1802. [Download]

DeWall, C. N., & Baumeister, R. F. (2006). Alone but feeling no pain: Effects of social exclusion on physical pain tolerance and pain threshold, affective forecasting, and interpersonal empathy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 1-15.

DeWall, C. N., Visser, P. S., & Levitan, L. C. (2006). Openness to attitude change as a result of constrained temporal perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1010-1023.[Download]

Baumeister, R. F., Maner, J. K., & DeWall, C. N. (2006). Theories of sexuality. In R. D. McAnulty & M. M. Burnette (Eds.), Sex and sexuality (Vol. 1, pp 17-34). Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Baumeister, R. F., Maner, J. K., & DeWall, C. N. (2006). Evolutionary psychology and the cultural animal. Psychological Inquiry, 16, 128-130.

Blackhart, G. C., Peruche, B. M., DeWall, C. N., & Joiner, T. E. (2006). Grades, class size, instructor gender, and graduate vs. faculty instructors: Factors influencing teaching evaluations in higher education. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 37-39.

DeWall, C. N., Altermatt, T. W., & Thompson, H. (2005). Understanding the structure of stereotypes of women: Virtue and agency as distinguishing female subgroups. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 396-405. [Download]

Baumeister, R. F., & DeWall, C. N. (2005). Inner disruption following social exclusion: Reduced intelligent thought and self-regulation failure. In K. D. Williams, J. P. Forgas, & W. von Hippel (Eds.), The social outcast: Ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying (pp. 53-73). New York: Psychology Press.

Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., Ciaracco, N. J., & Twenge, J. M. (2005). Social exclusion impairs self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 589-604.

Altermatt, T. W., DeWall, C. N., & Leskinen, E. (2003). Agency and virtue: Dimensions underlying subgroups of women. Sex Roles, 49, 631-641.