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Talaifar, S., & Lowery, B.S. (2022). Freedom and constraint in digital environments: Implications for the self. Perspectives on Psychological Science. [PDF] 

Talaifar, S., Stuetzer, M., Rentfrow, P.J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S.D. (2022). Fear and deprivation in Trump’s America: A regional analysis of voting behavior in the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections. Personality Science. [PDF]

Smartt, T., Talaifar, S., & Gosling, S.D. (2022). Dostoevsky’s conjecture: Evaluating personality impressions based on laughter. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. [PDF]

Hornsey, M.J., Pearson, S., Kang, J…., Talaifar, S.,…. & Bastian, B. (2022). Multinational data show that conspiracy beliefs are associated with the perception (and reality) of poor national economic performance. European Journal of Social Psychology. [PDF]

Kirkland, K., Crimston, C., Jetten, J…., Talaifar, S.,… & Bastian, B. (2022). Moral expansiveness around the world: The role of societal factors across 36 countries. Social and Personality Psychological Science. [PDF]

Talaifar, S. Buhrmester, M.D., Ayduk, Ö., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2021). Asymmetries in mutual understanding: People with low status, power, and self-esteem understand better than they are understood. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(2), 338-357. [PDF]

Talaifar, S., *Ashokkumar, A., Pennebaker, J., Yeager, D.S., Medrano, F., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2020). A new pathway to college retention? Identity fusion with university predicts retention independently of grades. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 12(1), 108-117.  *denotes equal authorship [PDF]

Ashokkumar, A., Talaifar, S., Fraser, W.T., Landubar, R., Buhrmester, M.D., Gómez, A., Paredes, B., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2020). Censoring political opposition online: Who does it and why. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology91, 104031. [PDF]

Talaifar, S. & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2019). Deep alignment with country shrinks the moral gap between conservatives and liberals. Political Psychology, 40(3), 657-675. [PDF]

Gómez, A., Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Talaifar, S., M., Martínez, M.D., Buhrmester, M.D., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2019). Why people abandon groups: Degrading relational vs. collective ties uniquely impacts identity fusion and identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology85, 103853. [PDF]


Burhmester, M.D., Talaifar, S., & Gosling, S.D. (2018). An evaluation of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, its rapid rise, and its effective use. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 149-154. [PDF]

Fredman, L., Buhrmester, M., Gómez, A, Fraser, W., Talaifar, S., Brannon, S., and Swann, W.B., Jr. (2015). Identity fusion, extreme pro-group behavior, and the path to defusion. Social and Personality Psychology Compass9(9), 468–480. [PDF]