I primarily investigate how cognitive information processing styles (thinking in a big-picture or detailed manner) and affect (moods, emotions, and feelings) interact to influence a wide variety of judgments, decisions, and behaviors. More specifically, I have investigated how these processes impact risk perceptions, subjective probability estimates, thoughts about the self, and reliance on stereotypes in impression formation. A second line of research explores the intersection of social cognition and clinical psychology, specifically risk, resilience, and coping.
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- McCarthy, R. J., Gervais, W., Aczel, B., Al-Kire, R. L., Baraldo S. M., Baruh L.,
Basch, C., Baumert, A., Behler, A., Bettencourt, A., Bitar, A., Bouxom, H., Buck,
A., Cemalcilar, Z., Chekroun, P., Chen, J. M., del Fresno-Díaz, A., Ducham, A, Edlund,
J. E., Zogmaister, C. (2021). A multi-site collaborative study of the hostile priming effect. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18738
- [Contributed by 1) completing a close replication and 2) designing and completing a conceptual replication.]
- Isbell, L. M., & Lair, E. C. (2020). Positive and negative affective states, assessment of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques (p. 237). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Lair, E. C. (2020). Gender influences the feedback anger and disgust provide about construal use in likelihood judgments. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 21(3), 401-415. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000235
- Lair, E. C., Jordan, L. N., Peters, R. M., & Nguyen, T. V. (2020). Emotion provides feedback about thinking styles to influence judgments about natural hazard likeliness and perceived preparedness. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101469
- Smith, C. V., Lair, E. C., & O'Brien, S. M. (2019). Purposely Stoic, Accidentally Alone? Self-Monitoring Moderates the Relationship between Emotion Suppression and Loneliness. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 286-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.06.012
- Florez, I. A., Schulenberg, S. E., Lair, E. C. Wilson, K., & Johnson, K. (2019). Understanding the relationship between meaning and racial prejudice: Examining self-transcendence and psychological inflexibility in a sample of white college students. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.11.007
- Hooks, C. N., Lair, E. C., & Gross, A. M. (2019). Examining the Impact of Geosocial Networking on the Sex Behaviors of Men Who Have Sex With Men. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41347-018-0065-3
- Darden, M. C., Ehman, A. E., Lair, E. C., & Gross, A. M. (2019). Sexual compliance: Examining the relationship between sexual want, sexual consent, and sexual assertiveness. Sexuality & Culture, 23, 220-235. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-018-9551-1
- Weber, M. C., Schulenberg, S. E., & Lair, E. C. (2018). University Employees' Preparedness for Natural Hazards and Incidents of Mass Violence: An Application of the Extended Parallel Process Model. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 1082-1091. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.03.032
- Tkachuck, M. A., Schulenberg, S. E., & Lair, E. C. (2018). Natural disaster preparedness in college students: Implications for institutions of higher learning. Journal of American College Health, 66(4), 269-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1431897
- Ehman, A. C., Lair, E. C., & Gross, A. M. (2018). The relationship between trait impulsivity and cyberbullying behavior is accounted for by sensation seeking. Journal of Bullying and Social Aggression, 1(1).
- Isbell, L. M., Rovenpor, D. R., & Lair, E.C. (2016). The impact of negative emotions on self-concept abstraction depends on accessible information processing styles. Emotion, 16, 1040-1049.
- Isbell, L. M., Lair, E. C., & Rovenpor, D. R. (2016). The impact of affect on out-group judgments depends on dominant information processing styles: Evidence from incidental and integral affect paradigms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(4), 485-497.
- Isbell, L. M., & Lair, E. C. (2013). Moods, emotions, and evaluations as information. In D. Carlston (Ed.), Oxford handbook of social cognition (pp. 435-462). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Isbell L. M., & McCabe, J., Burns, K. C., & Lair, E. C. (2013). Who am I?: The influence of affect on the working self-concept. Cognition and Emotion, 27(6), 1073-1090.
- Isbell, L. M., Lair, E. C., & Rovenpor, D. R. (2013). Affect-As-Information about processing styles: A cognitive malleability approach. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(2), 93-114.