Publications

2016 – 2017

Boydstun, A. E.,* Ledgerwood, A.,* & Sparks, J. (in press). A negativity bias in reframing shapes political preferences even in partisan contexts. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. [pdf]
*Authors contributed equally

Wang, Y. A., Sparks, J., Gonzales, J., Hess, Y. D., & Ledgerwood, A. (2017). Using independent covariates in experimental designs: Quantifying the trade-off between power boost and Type I error inflation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 118-124. [pdf]

Sparks, J., & Ledgerwood, A. (2017). When good is stickier than bad: Understanding gain/loss asymmetries in sequential framing effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1086-1105. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Soderberg, C. K., & Sparks, J. (2017). Designing a study to maximize informational value. In J. Plucker & M. Makel (Eds.), Toward a more perfect psychology: Improving trust, accuracy, and transparency in research (pp. 33-58). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A. (2016). Introduction to the special section on improving research practices: Thinking deeply across the research cycle. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 661-663. [pdf]

Callahan, S. P., & Ledgerwood, A. (2016). On the psychological function of flags and logos: Group identity symbols increase perceived entitativity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 528-550. [pdf]

2014 – 2015

Soderberg, C. K., Callahan, S. P., Kochersberger, A. O., Amit, E., & Ledgerwood, A. (2015). The effects of psychological distance on abstraction: Two meta-analyses. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 525-548. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2015). Construal level theory and regulatory scope. In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [pdf]

Hess, Y. D., & Ledgerwood, A. (2014). Bolstering system-justifying beliefs in response to social exclusion. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 17, 494-508. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A. (2014). Introduction to the special section on moving toward a cumulative science: Maximizing what our research can tell us. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 610-611. [pdf]
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Ledgerwood, A. (2014). Evaluations in their social context: Distance regulates consistency and context-dependence. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8436-447. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A. (2014). Introduction to the special section on advancing our methods and practices. Perspectives on Psychological Science9, 275-277. [pdf]
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Ledgerwood, A., & Boydstun, A. E. (2014). Sticky prospects: Loss frames are cognitively stickier than gain frames. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 376-385. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Callahan, S. P., & Chaiken, S. (2014). Changing minds: Persuasion in negotiation and conflict resolution. In M. Deutsch, P. T. Coleman, & E. C. Marcus (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice (3rd Edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [pdf]

2012 – 2013

Callahan, S. P., & Ledgerwood, A. (2013). The symbolic importance of group property: Implications for intergroup conflict and terrorism. In T. Walters, R. Monaghan, & J. M. Ramirez (Eds.), Radicalization, terrorism, and conflict (pp. 232-267). Cambridge Scholars Publishing[pdf]

Chaiken, S., & Ledgerwood, A. (2012). A theory of heuristic and systematic information processing. In P. A. M. van Lange, A. W. Kruglanski, & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of theories of social psychology (pp. 246-266). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Callahan, S. P. (2012). The social side of abstraction: Psychological distance enhances conformity to group norms. Psychological Science, 23, 907-913. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Sherman, J. W. (2012). Short, sweet, and problematic? The rise of the short report in psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 60-66.  [pdf]

2010 – 2011

Ledgerwood, A., Mandisodza, A. N., Jost, J. T., & Pohl, M. J. (2011). Working for the system: Motivated defense of meritocratic beliefs. Social Cognition, 3, 322-340  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Shrout, P. E. (2011). The tradeoff between accuracy and precision in latent variable models of mediation processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1174-1188.  [pdf]

Smith, P. K., & Ledgerwood, A. (2010). Three problems with dual systems. Psychological Inquiry, 21, 242-249.  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Wakslak, C. J., & Wang, M. A. (2010). Differential information use for near and distant decisions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 638-642.  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Liviatan, I. (2010). The price of a shared vision: Group identity goals and the social creation of value. Social Cognition, 28, 401-421. [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Trope, Y. (2010). Local and global evaluations: Attitudes as self-regulatory guides for near and distant responding. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory, and applications (2nd edition). New York: Guilford.  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2010). Flexibility and consistency in evaluative responding: The function of construal level. In M. P. Zanna & J. M. Olson (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology,Vol. 43 (pp. 257-295). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Trope, Y.,  & Chaiken, S. (2010). Flexibility now, consistency later: Psychological distance and construal shape evaluative responding. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 32-51.  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Trope, Y. (2010). Attitudes as global and local action guides. In J. Forgas, J. Cooper, & W. Crano (Eds.), The 12th annual Sydney symposium on social psychology: The psychology of attitude and attitude change (pp. 39-58). New York: Psychology Press.  [pdf]

2008 – 2009

Jost, J. T., Liviatan, I., van der Toorn, J., Ledgerwood, A., Mandisodza, A., & Nosek, B. A. (2009). System justification: How do we know it’s motivated? In D. R. Bobocel, A. C. Kay, M. P. Zanna, & J. M. Olson (Eds.), The Psychology of Justice and Legitimacy: The Ontario Symposium, Vol. 11. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum

Jost, J. T., Ledgerwood, A., & Hardin, C. D. (2008). Shared reality, system justification, and the relational basis of ideological beliefs. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 171-186. [pdf]

2006 – 2007

Chaiken, S., & Ledgerwood, A. (2007). Dual process theories. In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks, [pdf]

Chaiken, S., & Ledgerwood, A. (2007). Heuristic processing. In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks

Ledgerwood, A., Liviatan, I., & Carnevale, P. J. (2007). Group identity completion and the symbolic value of property. Psychological Science, 18, 873-878.  [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., & Chaiken, S. (2007). Priming us and them: [pdf]

Ledgerwood, A., Chaiken, S., Gruenfeld, D. H., & Judd, C. M. (2006). Changing minds: Persuasion in negotiation and conflict resolution. In M. Deutsch, P. T. Coleman, & E. C. Marcus (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution, Second Edition (pp. 455-485). San  [pdf]

Alison Ledgerwood, Lab Director