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1978

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

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

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. (in press). Men seek Social Standing, Women Seek Companionship: Sex Differences in Deriving Self-Worth from Relationships. Psychological Science. CLICK HERE TO VIEW


2014

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. (in press). 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

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


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