Selected Publications:

Talaifar, S.*, Ashokkumar, A.*, Pennebaker, J., Yeager, D.S., Medrano, F., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (in press). A new pathway to college retention? Identity fusion with university predicts retention independently of grades. Social and Personality Psychological Science.  * denotes equal authorship [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 Psychology, 85, 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]