Selected Publications

Talaifar, S., & Lowery, B.S. (in press). 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. (in press). 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]

Sust, L., Talaifar, S. & Stachl, C.., (in press). 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. Guilford Publications. [email for PDF]

Smartt, T., Talaifar, S., & Gosling, S.D. (2022). Dostoevsky’s conjecture: Evaluating personality impressions based on laughter. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. [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 Psychology, 91, 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]

Swann, W.B., Jr. & Talaifar, S. (2018). Introduction to special issue of Self and Identity on identity fusion. Self and Identity, 17(5), 483-486. [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]