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Publications from Lab Members


March, D. S. (in press). Ignorance is not bliss: On issues measuring the awareness of suboptimal stimuli. Social Cognition. 

Olivett, V. J., & March, D. S. (2023). The civilian’s dilemma: Civilians exhibit automatic defensive responses to the police. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advanced Online Publication. [PDF]

March, D. S. (2023). Perceiving a danger within: Black Americans associate Black men with physical threat. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 14, 942-951. [PDF]

  • A blog about this research can be found here


Zsido, A. N., Inhof, O., Kiss, B. L., Bali, C., & March, D. S. (2023). Threatening stimuli have differential effects on movement preparation and execution – A study on snake fear. People and Nature. Advanced Online Publication. [PDF]


Zhao, C., Liu, Q., March D. S., Hicks, L. L., McNulty J. K. (2023). Leveraging impression management motives to increase the use of face masks. Journal of Social Psychology. Advanced Online Publication. [PDF]

March, D., Olson, M., & Gaertner, L. (2023). Automatic threat processing shows evidence of exclusivity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, 131. [PDF]


Olivett, V., Maranges, H. M., & March D. S. (2023). The unique roles of threat perception and misinformation accuracy judgments in the relationship between political orientation and COVID-19 health behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 53, 508-518. [PDF]

Grossmann, I., Rotella, A. M., Hutcherson, C., Sharpinskyi, C., Varnum, M. E. W., Achter, S., … March, D. S., … Wilkening, T. (2023). Insights into accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change. Nature Human Behavior, 7, 484-501. [PDF]

Kievit, D. L., LaCosse, J., Mallinas, S. R., March, D. S., Kuntsman, J. W., Zabel, K. L., Olson, M. A., & Plant, E. A. (2023). Changes in nonprejudiced motivations track shifts in the U.S. sociopolitical climate. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 26, 934-952. [PDF]

March, D., & Gaertner, L. (2022). Female advantage in threat avoidance manifests in threat reaction but not threat detection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 45, E142. [PDF]

March, D., S.  & Gaertner, L., & Olson, M. A. (2022). On the automatic nature of threat: Physiological and evaluative responses to survival-threats outside conscious perception. Affective Science, 3, 135-144. [PDF]

Coles, N. A., March, D. S., Marmolejo-Ramos, F. [and 30 others] (2022). The Many Smiles Collaboration: A multi-lab foundational test of the facial feedback hypothesis. Nature Human Behaviour, 6, 1731-1742. [PDF]

Olson, M. A., McNulty, J. K., March, D., S., Joiner, T. E., Rogers, M. L., Hicks, L. L. (2022). Automatic and controlled antecedents of suicidal ideation and action: A dual-process conceptualization of suicidality. Psychological Review, 129, 388-414. [PDF]

Olivett, V. J., & March, D. S. (2021). White civilians’ implicit danger evaluation of police officers underlies explicit perception of police. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 6, 81-91. [PDF]

March, D., S.  & Gaertner, L., & Olson, M. A. (2021). Danger or dislike: Distinguishing threat from valence as sources of automatic anti-Black bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 121, 984-1004. [PDF]

  • A blog about this research can be found here

  • An article about this research can be found here

March, D., S.  & Gaertner, L. (2021). A Method for Estimating the Time of Initiating Correct Categorization in Mouse-Tracking. Behavior Research Methods. 53, 2439-2449. [PDF]

  • A blog about this research can be found here.

  • You can find a complete run down on the TICC method on this page. 

Schmidt, N. B., Martin, A. D., Allan, N. P., Mathes, B. M., Saulnier, K. G., & March, D., S. (2021). Actual versus perceived infection rates of COVID-19: Impact on distress, behavior and disability. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 137, 154-164. [PDF]

March, D., S.,  Olson, M., A., & Gaertner, L. (2020). Lions, and Tigers, and Implicit Measures, Oh My! Implicit Assessment and the Valence vs. Threat Distinction. Social Cognition, 38, 154-164. [PDF]

Fritzlen, K., Phillips, J., March, D. S,   Olson, M. (2019). I know (what) you are, but what am I? The effect of recategorization threat and perceived immutability on prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 94-108. [PDF]

March, D. S.,  Olson, M. A., & Gaertner, L. (2018). On logical and mathematical boxes: Does the attitudinal entropy framework expand our understanding of attitudes? Psychological Inquiry, 4, 196-199. [PDF]

March, D. S., Olson, M. A, & Fazio, R. H. (2018). The Implicit Misattribution Model of evaluative conditioning. Social Psychological Bulletin, 13, e27574. [PDF]

March, D. S., Gaertner, L., & Olson, M. A. (2018). On the prioritized processing of threat in a dual implicit process model of evaluation. Psychological Inquiry, 19, 1-13. (Target Article) [PDF]

March, D. S., Gaertner, L., & Olson, M. A. (2018). Clarifying the explanatory scope of the Dual Implicit Process model. Psychological Inquiry, 19, 37-43. (Response to Commentaries) [PDF]

March, D. S., Gaertner, L., & Olson, M. A. (2017). In harm’s way: On preferential response to threatening stimuli. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 1519-1529. [PDF]

Salvatore, J. F., Meltzer, A. L., March, D. S., & Gaertner, L. (2017). Strangers with benefits: Attraction to outgroup men increases as fertility increases across the menstrual cycle. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 204-217. [PDF]

March, D. S., Kendrick, R., Fritzlen, K., & Olson, M. A. (2016). News media depictions of Obama influence automatic evaluative associations: Implications for the Obama Effect. Social Cognition, 34, 502-522. [PDF]

March, D. S. & Graham, R. (2015). Exploring implicit ingroup and outgroup bias toward HispanicsGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations, 18, 89-103. [PDF]

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