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1978

Snyder, M., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1978a). Hypothesis testing processes in social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36, 1202-1212. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Snyder, M., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1978b). Behavioral confirmation in social
interaction: From social perception to social reality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 14, 148-162.
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1980

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Snyder, M. (1980). On translating beliefs into action: Theories of ability and their application in an instructional setting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 38, 879-888. CLICK HE RE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Stephenson, B., & Pittman, T. S. (1980). Curiosity and control: On the determinants of the search for social knowledge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40, 635-642. CLI CK HERE TO VIEW

1981

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Read, S. J. (1981a). Self-verification processes: How we sustain our self-conceptions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 17, 351-372. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Read, S. J. (1981b). Acquiring self-knowledge: The search for feedback that fits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 41,1119-1128. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1982

Swann, W. B., Giuliano, T., & Wegner, D. M. (1982). Where leading questions can lead: The power of conjecture in social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 42, 1025-1035. CLICK HER E TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Hill, C. A. (1982). When our identities are mistaken: Reaffirming self-conceptions through social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 59-66. CLIC K HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Miller, L. C. (1982). Why never forgetting a face matters:
Visual imagery and social memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 475-480. CLIC K HERE TO VIEW

1983

Swann, W. B., Jr. (1983). Self-verification: Bringing social reality into harmony with the self. In J. Suls & A. G. Greenwald (Eds.), Social psychological perspectives on the self (Vol. 2, pp. 33-66). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1984

Swann, W. B., Jr. (1984). The quest for accuracy in person perception: A matter of pragmatics. Psychological Review, 91, 457-477. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Ely, R. J. (1984). A battle of wills: Self-verification versus behavioral confirmation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 1287-1302. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1985

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Predmore, S. C. (1985). Intimates as agents of social support: Sources of consolation or despair? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 1609-1617. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1987

Swann, W. B., Jr., Griffin, J.J., Predmore, S., & Gaines, B. (1987). The cognitive-affective crossfire: When self-consistency confronts self-enhancement.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 881-889. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Pelham, B. W., & Roberts, D. (1987). Causal chunking: Memory and inference in ongoing interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 53, 858-865. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr. (1987). Identity negotiation: Where two roads meet. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 53, 1038-1051. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1988

Swann, W. B., Jr., Pelham, B. W., & Chidester, T. (1988). Change through paradox: Using self-verification to alter beliefs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 268-273. CLICK HERE TO VI EW

1989

Pelham, B. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1989). From self-conceptions to self-worth: The sources and structure of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 672-680. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Pelham, B. W., & Krull, D. S. (1989). Agreeable fancy or disagreeable truth? How people reconcile their self-enhancement and self-verification needs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 782-791. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1990

Swann, W. B., Jr., Hixon, G., Stein-Seroussi, A., & Gilbert, D. T. (1990). The fleeting gleam of praise: Behavioral reactions to self-relevant feedback. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 17-26. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr. (1990). To be adored or to be known : The interplay of self-enhancement and self-verification. In R. M. Sorrentino & E. T. Higgins (Eds.) Foundations of Social Behavior, (Vol. 2, pp. 408-448). New York: Guilford. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1992

Swann, W. B., Jr., Hixon, J. G., & De La Ronde, C. (1992). Embracing the bitter truth: Negative self-concepts and marital commitment. Psychological Science, 3, 118-121. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Stein-Seroussi, A., & Giesler, B. (1992). Why people self-verify. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 392-401. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Wenzlaff, R. M., Krull, D. S., & Pelham, B. W. (1992). The allure of negative feedback: Self-verification strivings among depressed persons. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 101, 293-306. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Wenzlaff, R. M., & Tafarodi, R. W. (1992). Depression and the search for negative evaluations: More evidence of the role of self-verification strivings. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 101, 314-317. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Stein-Seroussi, A., & McNulty, S. (1992). Outcasts in a white lie society: The enigmatic worlds of people with negative self-conceptions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 618-624. CLI CK HERE TO VIEW

1993

Hixon, J. G., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1993). When does introspection bear fruit? Self-reflection, self-insight, and interpersonal choices. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 35-43. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1994

Swann, W. B., Jr., De La Ronde, C. & Hixon, J. G. (1994). Authenticity and positivity strivings in marriage and courtship. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 857-869. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

McNulty, S. E., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1994). Identity negotiation in roommate relationships: The self as architect and consequence of social reality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 1012-1023. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Pelham, B. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1994). The juncture of intrapersonal and interpersonal knowledge: Self-certainty and interpersonal congruence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 349-357. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1995

Swann, W. B., Jr., & Schroeder, D. G. (1995). The search for beauty and truth: A framework for understanding reactions to evaluations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 1307-1318. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Silvera, D. H., & Proske, C. U. (1995). On "knowing your partner": Dangerous illusions in the age of AIDS? Personal Relationships, 2, 173-186. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Tafarodi, R. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1995). Self-liking and self-competence as dimensions of global self-esteem: Initial validation of a measure. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65,322-342. CLICK HERE TO VIEW .

1996

Giesler, R. B., Josephs, R. A. & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1996). Self-verification in clinical depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 358-368. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Tafarodi, R. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1996). Individualism-collectivism and global self-esteem: Evidence for a cultural trade off. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 27, 651-672.CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1997

Swann, W. B., Jr. (1997). The trouble with change: Self-verification and allegiance to the self. Psychological Science, 8, 177-180. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr. & Gill, M.J. (1997). Confidence and accuracy in person perception: Do we know what we think we know about our relationship partners? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 747-757. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1998

De La Ronde, C. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (1998). Partner verification: Restoring shattered images of our intimates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 374-382. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Gill, M.J, Swann, W.B., Jr., & Silvera, D.H. (1998). On the genesis of confidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 1101-1114. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

1999

Bosson, J. & Swann, W.B.,Jr. (1999). Self-liking, self-competence, and the quest for self-verification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 1230-1241. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2000

Bosson, J., Swann, W.B., Jr. & Pennebaker, J. (2000). Stalking the perfect measure of implicit self-esteem: The blind men and the elephant revisited? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 631-643. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Milton, L. P., & Polzer, J.T. (2000). Should we create a niche or fall in line? Identity negotiation and small group effectiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 238-250. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2001

Swann, W. B. Jr. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2001). Blirtatiousness: Cognitive, behavioral, and physiological consequences of rapid responding. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 6, 1160-1175. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Tafarodi, R. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr., (2001). Two-dimensional self-esteem: Theory and measurement. Personality and Individual Differences, 31, 653-673. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2002

Swann, W.B., Jr., Rentfrow, P. J., & Guinn, J. (2002). Self-verification: The search for coherence. In M. Leary and J. Tagney, Handbook of self and identity:  Guilford, New York. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Bosson, J. K., & Pelham, B. W. (2002).   Different partners, different selves:  The verification of circumscribed identities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1215-1228. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr. & Pelham, B. W.  (2002).  Who wants out when the going gets good? Psychological investment and preference for self-verifying college roommates.  Journal of Self and Identity, 1, 219-233. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Polzer, J. T., Milton, L. P. & Swann, W. B., Jr.  (2002).  Capitalizing on Diversity:  Interpersonal Congruence in Small Work Groups.  Administrative Science Quarterly, 47, 296-324. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2003

Swann, W. B. Jr., Kwan, V. S. Y., Polzer, J. T., Milton, L. P.  (2003). Vanquishing stereotypic perceptions via individuation and self-verification: Waning of gender expectations in small groups.  Social Cognition, 21, 194-212. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B. Jr., Kwan, V. S. Y., Polzer, J. T., Milton, L. P.  (2003). Fostering Group Identification and Creativity in Diverse Groups: The Role of Individuation and Self-Verification, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1396-1406. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2003). A Very Brief Measure of the Big Five Personality Domains. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 504-528. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Bosson, J. K., Brown, R. P., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Swann, W. B., Jr.  (2003). Self-enhancement tendencies among people with high explicit self-esteem: The moderating role of implicit self-esteem. Self and Identity, 2, 169-187. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W.B., Jr., Rentfrow, P.J. & Gosling, S.D. (2003) The Precarious Couple Effect: Verbally Inhibited Men + Critical, Disinhibited Women = Bad Chemistry. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 6, 1095-1105. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2004

Swann, W. B. Jr., Polzer, J. T., Seyle, C. & Ko, S.  (2004). Finding value in diversity: Verification of personal and social self-views in diverse groups.  Academy of Management Review, 47, 296-324. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Gill, M. J., & Swann, W.B., Jr.  (2004)   On what it means to know someone: A matter of pragmatics.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2005

Swann, W.B., Jr. & Seyle, C. (2005). Personality psychology's comeback and its emerging symbiosis with social psychology. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 155-165. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr.  (2005). The self and identity negotiation.  Interaction Studies, 6, 69-83. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2006

Bosson, J. K., Johnson, A. B., Niederhoffer, K. & Swann, W. B. Jr.  (2006).  Interpersonal chemistry through negativity: Bonding by sharing negative attitudes about others. Personal Relationships, 13, 135-150. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Sellars, J. S., & McClarty, K. M.  (2006).  Tempting today, troubling tomorrow: The roots of the precarious couple effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 93-103. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2007

Swann, W. B., Jr. Chang-Schneider, C. & McClarty, K. (2007) Do our self-views matter? Self-concept and self-esteem in everyday life. American Psychologist, 62, 84-94. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Sellers, J.G., Woolsey, M.D. & Swann, W. B. Jr, (2007). Is silence more golden for women than men? Observers derogate effusive women and their quiet partners. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 57, 477-482. CLICK H ERE TO VIEW

Wiesenfeld, B. M., Swann, W.B., Jr, Brockner, J. & Bartel, C. (2007). Is More Fairness Always Preferred? Self-Esteem Moderates Reactions to Procedural Justice. Academy of Management Journal, 50, 1235-1253. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., McClarty, K., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2007). Shelter from the storm? Flawed reactions to stress in precarious couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 793-808. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr. Chang-Schneider, C., & Angulo, S. (2007). Self-verification in relationships as an adaptive process. In J. Wood, A. Tesser & J. Holmes (Eds.) Self and Relationships, Psychology Press: New York. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2008

Swann, W. B., Jr. Chang-Schneider, C. & McClarty, K.(2008) Yes, cavalier attitudes can have pernicious consequences: A reply to Krueger, Vohs, & Baumeister American Psychologist, 63, 65-66. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W.B., Jr. & Bosson, J. (2008). Identity negotiation: A Theory of Self and Social Interaction. In O. John, R. Robins, & L. Pervin (Eds.) Handbook of Personality Psychology: Theory and Research. New York: Guilford. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2009

Swann, W.B., Jr., Gómez, A., Seyle, C., & Morales, F. (2009). Identity fusion: The interplay of personal and social identities in extreme group behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 995–1011.CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Gómez, A., Seyle, C., Huici, C. & Swann, W.B., Jr., (2009). Can self-verification strivings fully transcend the self-other barrier? Seeking verification of ingroup identities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1021-1044. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W.B., Jr., Johnson, R.E., & Bosson, J. (2009). Identity negotiation in the workplace. In B. Staw & A. Brief (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior (Vol 29, 81-109). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Bosson, J. & Swann, W.B., Jr.  (2009). Self-esteem: Nature, origins, and consequences. Chapter prepared for R. Hoyle & M. Leary (Eds.), Handbook of individual differences in social behavior (pp. 527-546). New York: Guilford. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

North, R.J. & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2009). Self-Verification 360ş: Illuminating the
light and dark sides. In V. Kwan & L. Gaertner (Eds.) Special issue for Self and
Identity, 8, 131–146. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2010

Swann, W.B., Jr. & Bosson, J. (2010). Self and Identity. Chapter prepared for S.T. Fiske, D.T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (5th ed; 589-628), New York: McGraw-Hill.CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Sasaki, T., Hazen, N. L., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2010). The supermom trap: Do involved dads erode moms' self-competence? Personal Relationships, 17, 71-79. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Kwang, T., Wells, T. T., McGeary, J. E., Swann, W. B., Jr., & Beevers, C. G. (2010). Association of the serotonin transporter promoter region polymorphism with biased attention for negative word stimuli. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 746-751.CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Kwang, T. & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2010). Do people embrace praise even when they feel unworthy? A review of critical tests of self-enhancement versus self-verification. Personality and Social Psychology Review. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W.B., Jr., Gómez, A., Dovidio, J. Hart, S. & Jetten, J. (2010). Dying and Killing for One's Group: Identity Fusion Moderates Responses to Intergroup Versions of the Trolley Problem. Psychological Science. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W.B., Jr., Gómez, A., Huici, C., Morales, F., & Hixon, J. G. (2010). Identity fusion and self-sacrifice: Arousal as catalyst of pro-group fighting, dying and helping behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 824–841. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2011

Buhrmester, M. D., Blanton, H. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2011). Implicit self-esteem:Nature, measurement, and a new way forward. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. CLICK HERE TO VIEW .

Gómez, Á, Brooks, M.L., Buhrmester, M. D., Vázquez, A., Jetten, J. & Swann, W. B., Jr. (in press). On the nature of identity fusion: Insights into the construct and a new measure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.CLICK HERE TO VIEW .

Gómez, Á, Morales, J.F., Hart, S., Vázquez, A., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2011). Rejected and excluded forevermore, but even more devoted: Irrevocable ostracism intensifies loyalty to the group among identity fused persons. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.n. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Angulo, S., Brooks, M. L., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2011) Swimming serenely in a sea of words: Sexism, communication, and precarious couples. Personal Relationships, 18, 604-616. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Brooks, M. L., Swann, W. B., Jr. & Mehta, P. H. (2011). Reasserting the self:
Blocking self-verifying behavior triggers compensatory self-verification. Self &
Identity, 10, 77–84. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Brooks, M. L. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2011). Is social interaction based on guile or honesty? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 17-18.CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2012

Swann, W. B., Jr. (2012). Self-verification theory. In P. Van Lang, A. Kruglanski, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.) pp23-42. Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology, Sage: London. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., Jr., Jetten, J.,Gómez, Á. Whitehouse, H., & Bastian, B. (2012). When group membership gets personal: A theory of identity fusion. Psychological Review, 119, 441-456. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B. Jr & Buhrmester, M. D. (2012). Self as functional fiction. Social Cognition, 30, 415-430. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Buhrmester, M. D., Gómez, Á, Brooks, M.L., Morales, J. F., Fernandez, S. & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2012). My group's fate is my fate: Identity fused Americans and Spaniards link personal life quality to outcome of '08 elections. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Swann, W. B., & Brooks, M. L. (2012) Why Threats Trigger Compensatory Reactions:The Need for Coherence and Quest for Self-Verification. Social Cognition, 30, 758-777. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2013

Seih, Y., Buhrmester, M. D., Lin, Y., Huang, C., Swann, W. B., Jr. (2013). Do People Want to be Flattered or Understood? The Cross-Cultural Universality of Self-Verification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 169-172. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Kwang, T., Crockett, E.E., Sanchez, D.T., Swann, W.B., Jr. (2013). Men seek Social Standing, Women Seek Companionship: Sex Differences in Deriving Self-Worth from Relationships. Psychological Science. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

2014

Swann, W. B., Jr., Gómez, A., Buhrmester, M. D., López-Rodríguez, L., Jiménez, J., & Vázquez, A. (2014). Contemplating the ultimate sacrifice: Identity fusion channels pro-group affect, cognition, and moral decision-making, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 713-727. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Gómez, A., Jetten, J., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2014).  The more prototypical the better? The allure of being seen as one sees oneself.  Group processes and intergroup relations, 17, 221-239.
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Swann, W. B., Jr., Buhrmester, M., Gómez, Á., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., Vázquez, A. et, al. (2014)  What makes a group worth dying for? Identity fusion fosters perception of familial ties, promoting self-sacrifice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Yoo, J.J, Swann, W.B., and Kim, K.K. (2014). The Influence of Identity Fusion on Patriotic Consumption: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Korea and the U.S., The Korean Journal of Advertising (광고학연구), 25(5), 81-106. . CLICK HERE TO VIEW



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