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2022 and in press

Han, D. E., & Laurent, S. M. (in press). Beautiful seems good, but perhaps not in every way: Lnking attractiveness to moral evaluation through perceived vanity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Watanabe, S., Weiner D. S., & Laurent, S. M. (in press). Schadenfreude for undeserved misfortunes: The unexpected consequences of endorsing a strong belief in a just world. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.


Gupta, S., Watanabe, S., & Laurent, S. M. (2021). Psychological predictors of vaccination intentions among U.S. undergraduates and online panel workers during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. PLOS ONE. Open access Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0260380

Watanabe, S., & Laurent, S. M. (2021). Disgust toward interracial couples: Mixed feelings about Black-White race mixing. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Doi:10.1177/1948550620939411 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, S. M., Reich, B. J., & Skorinko, J. L. M. (2021). Understanding side-effect intentionality asymmetries: Meaning, morality, or attitudes and defaults? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Doi:10.1177/0146167220928237 [abstract] [full text]

Watanabe, S., & Laurent, S. M. (2021). Past its prime? A methodological overview and critique of religious priming research in social psychology. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. Doi:10.1558/jcsr.38411 [abstract] [full text]

Watanabe, S., & Laurent, S. M. (2021). Volition speaks louder than action: Offender atonement, forgivability, and victim valuation in the minds of perceivers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Doi:10.1177/0146167220953996 [abstract] [full text]

Weiner, D. S., & Laurent, S. M. (2021). The (income-adjusted) price of good behavior: Documenting the counter-intuitive, wealth-based moral judgment gap. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Doi:10.1037/xge0000952 [abstract] [full text]


Watanabe, S., & Laurent, S. M. (2020). Feeling bad and doing good: Forgivability through the lens of uninvolved third parties. Social Psychology. Doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000390 [abstract] [full text]


Laurent, S. M. , & Clark, B. A. M. (2019). What makes hypocrisy? Folk definitions, attitude/behavior combinations, attitude strength, and private/public distinctions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Doi: 10.1080/01973533.2018.1556160 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, S. M., Reich, B. J., & Skorinko, J. L. M. (2019). Reconstructing the side-effect effect: A new way of understanding how moral considerations drive intentionality asymmetries. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Doi: 10.1037/xge0000554 [abstract] [full text]

Lozano, E. B., & Laurent, S. M. (2019). The effects of admitting fault versus shifting blame on expectations for others to do the same. PLOS ONE. Open Access Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213276


Nelson, B. W., Laurent, S. M., Bernstein, R., & Laurent, H. K. (2017). Perspective taking influences autonomic attunement between partners during conflict discussion. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34, 139-165. Doi:10.1177/0265407515626595  [abstract] [full text]


Bernstein, R. E., Laurent, S. M., & Laurent, H. K. (2016). Much ado about your thing: Conflict structure moderates the effect of attachment anxiety on postconflict perceived self-partner overlap. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 5, 168-179. Doi:10.1037/cfp0000064  [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, S. M., Nuñez, N. L., & Schweitzer, K. A. (2016). Unintended, but still blameworthy: The roles of awareness, desire, and anger in negligence, restitution, and punishment. Cognition and Emotion, 30(7), 1271-1288. Doi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1058242 [abstract] [full text]

Wykes, T. L., Lee, A. A., McKibbin, C. L., & Laurent, S. M. (2016). Self-efficacy and A1C among adults with serious mental illness and type 2 diabetes: The roles of cognitive functioning and psychiatric symptom severity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(3), 263-270. Doi:10.1097/PSY.0000000000000295  [abstract] [full text]


Bernstein, R. E., Laurent, S. M., Nelson, B. W., & Laurent, H. K. (2015). Perspective taking induction mitigates the effect of partner attachment avoidance on self-partner overlap. Personal Relationships, 22(2), 356-367. Doi:10.1111/pere.12085 [abstract]   [full text]

Laurent, S. M., Clark, B. A. M., & Schweitzer, K. A. (2015). Why side-effect outcomes do not affect intuitions about intentional action: Properly shifting the focus from intentional outcomes back to intentional actions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(1), 18-36. Doi:10.1037/pspa0000011 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, S. M., Nuñez, N. L., & Schweitzer, K. A. (2015). The influence of knowledge and desire on perception of each other and related mental states, and different mechanisms for blame. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 27-38. Doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2015.04.009 [abstract] [full text]


Laurent, S. M., Clark, B. A. M., Walker, S., & Wiseman, K. D. (2014). Punishing hypocrisy: The roles of hypocrisy and moral emotions in deciding culpability and punishment of criminal and civil moral transgressors. Cognition and Emotion, 28(1), 59-83. Doi:10.1080/02699931.2013.801339 [abstract] [full text]

Lee, A. A., Laurent, S. M., Wykes, T. L., Kitchen, K. A., McConnel, K. M., & Mckibbin, C. L. (2014). Genetic attributions and mental illness diagnosis: Effects on perceptions of danger, social distance, and real helping decisions. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(5), 781-789. Doi:10.1007/s00127-013-0764-1 [abstract] [full text]

Myers, M. W., Laurent, S. M., & Hodges, S. D. (2014). Perspective taking instructions and self-other overlap: Different motives for helping. Motivation and Emotion, 38(2), 224-234. Doi:10.1007/s11031-013-9377-y [abstract] [full text]

Nuñez, N. L., Laurent, S. M., & Gray, J. M. (2014). Is negligence a first cousin to intentionality? Lay conceptions of negligence and its relationship to intentionality. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(1), 55-65. Doi:10.1002/acp.2957 [abstract] [full text]

Skorinko, J. L., Laurent, S. M., Bountress, K., Nyein, K. P., & Kuckuck, D. (2014). Effect of perspective taking on courtroom decisions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(4), 303-318. Doi:10.1111/jasp.12222 [abstract] [full text]

2012 and Earlier

Lewis, K. L., Hodges, S. D., Laurent, S. M., Srivastava, S., & Biancarosa, G. (2012). Reading between the minds: The use of stereotypes in empathic accuracy. Psychological Science, 23(9), 1040-1046. Doi:10.1177/0956797612439719 [abstract]   [full text]

Hodges, S. D., Laurent, S. M., & Lewis, K. L. (2011). Specially motivated, feminine, or just female: Do women have an empathic accuracy advantage? In J. L. Smith, W. Ickes, J.Hall, & S. D. Hodges (Eds.), Managing interpersonal sensitivity: Knowing when – and when not – to understand others. NY: Nova Science Publishers. [purchase] [publisher]

Laurent, S. M., & Myers, M. W. (2011). I know you’re me, but who am I? Perspective taking and seeing the other in the self. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 6, 1316-1319. Doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.05.018 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, S. M., & Hodges, S. D. (2009). Gender roles and empathic accuracy: The role of communion in reading minds. Sex Roles, 60(5), 387-398. Doi:10.1007/s11199-008-9544-x [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, S. M., & Simons, A. D. (2009). Sexual dysfunction in depression and anxiety: Conceptualizing sexual dysfunction as part of an internalizing dimension. Clinical Psychology Review, 29(7), 573-585. Doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2009.06.007 [abstract] [full text]

Mindfulness and Stress Publications

Laurent, H. K., Hertz, R., Nelson, B., & Laurent, S. M. (2016). Mindfulness during romantic conflict moderates the impact of negative partner behaviors on cortisol responses. Hormones and Behavior, 79, 45-51. Doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.01.005   [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, H. K., Laurent, S. M., Lightcap, A., & Nelson, B. (2016). How situational mindfulness during conflict stress relates to well-being. Mindfulness, 7(4), 909-915. Doi:10.1007/s12671-016-0529-5  [abstract] [full text]

Hertz, R., Laurent, H. K., Laurent, S. M. (2015). Attachment mediates effects of trait mindfulness on stress responses to conflict. Mindfulness, 6(3), 483-489. Doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0281-7 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, H. K., Laurent, S. M., Nelson. B., Wright, D. B., & De Araujo, M. (2015). Dispositional mindfulness moderates the effect of a brief mindfulness induction on physiological stress responses. Mindfulness, 6(5), 1192-1200. Doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0377-0 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, H. K., Laurent, S. M., & Granger, D. A. (2014). Salivary nerve growth factor response to stress related to resilience. Physiology and Behavior, 129, 120-134. Doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.02.034 [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, H. K., Laurent, S. M., & Granger, D. A. (2013). Salivary nerve growth factor reactivity to acute psychosocial stress: A new frontier for stress research. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75(8), 744-750. Doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182a85ffd [abstract] [full text]

Laurent, H. K., Laurent, S. M., Hertz, R., Egan-Wright, D., & Granger, D. A. (2013). Sex-specific effects of mindfulness on romantic partners’ cortisol responses to conflict and relations with psychological adjustment. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 2905-2913. Doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.07.018 [abstract] [full text]