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See Google Scholar for the most up-to-date publication list. 

Forthcoming and Under Review

Talaifar, S., Jordan, D. M. E., Gosling, S. D., & Harari, G. M. (under review). Lifestyle polarization: Do liberals and conservatives behave differently in everyday life? [pre-print]

Hermida Castillo, A., Stachl, C., & Talaifar, S. (in press). A workflow for human-centered machine-assisted hypothesis generation: Commentary on Banker et al. (2023). American Psychologist. [uncorrected proofs]

Valenzuela, A., Puntoni, S., Hoffman, D., … Talaifar, S., Tomaino, G., & Wertenbroch, K. (in press). How artificial intelligence constrains the human experience. Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. [PDF]


Vaid, S.S., Kroencke, L., Roshanei, M., Talaifar, S., Hancock, J.T., Back M.D., Gosling, S.D., Ram, N., & Harari, G.M. (2024). Variation in social media sensitivity across people and contexts. Scientific Reports. [PDF]

Soh, S., Talaifar, S., & Harari, G.M. (2024). Identity development in the digital context. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. [PDF]

Scharbert, J., Humberg, S. Kroencke, L., …Talaifar, S.,…& Back, M.D. (2024). Psychological well-being in Europe after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Nature Communications. [PDF]


Sust, L., Talaifar, S., & Stachl, C., (2023). Mobile application usage in psychological research. In M. Mehl, M. Eid, C. Wrus, G.M. Harari, & U. Ebner-Priemer (Eds.), Mobile Sensing in Psychology: Methods and Applications (pp. 184-214). Guilford Publications. [link]

Talaifar, S., & Lowery, B.S. (2023). Freedom and constraint in digital environments: Implications for the self. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 18(3), 544-575. [PDF] 

Scharbert, J., Reiter, T., … Talaifar, S.,... & Back, M.D. (2023). A global ESM study on well-being during times of crises: The CoCo Project. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 17(10), e12813. [PDF

Kirkland, K., Crimston, C., Jetten, J…., Talaifar, S.,… & Bastian, B. (2023). Moral expansiveness around the world: The role of societal factors across 36 countries. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 14(3), 305-318. [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, 53(1), 78-89. [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, 53, e7447. [PDF]

Smartt, T., Talaifar, S., & Gosling, S.D. (2022). Dostoevsky’s conjecture: Evaluating personality impressions based on laughter. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 46, 383-397. [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]

2018 and prior

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]

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