Lab Publications

Karl, S. C., Fallon, M., Palitsky, R., Martinez, J., Gündel, H., O’Connor, M. (2018) Low-dose aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular risk in bereavement: results from a feasibility study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics


Kaplan, D., Palitsky, R., Carey, A., Crane, T., Havens, C., Medrano, M., Reznik, S., Sbarra, D., O’Connor, M. (2017) Maladaptive Repetitive Thought as a Transdiagnostic Phenomenon and Treatment Target: An Integrative Review. Journal of Clinical Psychology


Stelzer, E., Palitsky, R., O’Connor, M. (in press) The role of personal and communal religiosity in the context of bereavement. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community


Milstein, G., Palitsky, R., Cuevas, A. (in press) The religion variable in community health promotion and illness prevention. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community


Baldwin, M., White, M. H., & Sullivan, D. (in press). History without guilt: Exploring relations among social nostalgia, national glorification, and collective guilt. European Journal of Social Psychology.


Keefer, L. A., Stewart, S. A., Palitsky, R., & Sullivan, D. (in press). Time-space distanciation: An empirically supported integrated framework for the cultural psychology of time and space. Time & Society.


Sullivan, D., Palitsky, R., & Young, I. F. (in press). The role of cultural beliefs and existential motivation in suffering perceptions. In M. Brandt & B. Rutjens (Eds.), Belief systems and perceptions of reality. New York: Routledge.

Sullivan, D. (in press). The science of the Last Man: Nietzsche and the Early Frankfurt School. In M. Roberts (Ed.), Nietzsche and critical social theory. Leiden: Brill.


Young, I. F., Sullivan, D., & Palitsky, R. (in press). Applying terror management theory to art, film, and media: A theoretical and empirical review. In C. Routledge and M. Vess (Eds.), The handbook of terror management theory. Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Sullivan, D. (in press). The educator as neurotic: Impotent teachers in film. In J. L. McMahon & S. Benton (Eds.), Philosophy and education in popular film. Lexington, KY: Lexington Books.


Sullivan, D. (in press). The ghost of the machine: The relevance of material systems for psychology. Theory and Psychology.


Lifshin, U., Helm, P., Greenberg, J., Soenke, M., Ashish, D., & Sullivan, D. (2017). Managing the death of close others: Evidence of higher valuing of ingroup identity in young adults who have experienced the death of a close other. Self & Identity, 16, 508-606.


Sullivan, D., & Palitsky, R. (2017). An existential-psychological perspective on the human essence. In M. van Zomeren & J. Dovidio (Eds.), The handbook of the human essence (pp. 21-34). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Motro, D., & Sullivan, D. (2017). Could two negative emotions be a positive? The effects of anger and anxiety in enemyship. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 130-143.


Lifshin, U., Greenberg, J., Zestcott, C. A., & Sullivan, D. (2017). The evil animal: A terror management theory perspective on the human tendency to kill animals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 743-757.


Sullivan, D., & Stewart, S. A. (2016). Perceived uncontrollability as a coping resource: The control-serving function of enemies and uncertainty. In M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote, & M. Kofta (Eds.), Coping with lack of control in a social world (pp. 97-115). Routledge Psychology Press.


Sullivan, D., Stewart, S.A., Landau, M.J., Liu, S., Yang, Q., & Diefendorf, J. (2016). Exploring repressive suffering construal as a function of collectivism and social morality. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47, 903-917.


Palitsky, R., Sullivan, D., Keefer, L. A., & Stewart, S. A. (2016). The cultural backdrop to modern prospection: Exploring the relevance of time-space distanciation. Review of General Psychology, 20, 86-100.


Young, I.F., & Sullivan, D. (2016). Competitive victimhood: A review of the theoretical and empirical literature. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11, 30-34.


Sullivan, D., Landau, M. J., & Kay, A. C. (2016). When enemies go viral (or not) – A real-time experiment during the “Stop Kony” campaign. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 5, 15-26.


Rothschild, Z.K., Landau, M.J., Keefer, L.A., & Sullivan, D. (2015). Another’s punishment cleanses the self: Evidence for a moral cleansing function of punishing transgressors. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 722-741.

Sullivan, D., Keefer, L. A., Stewart, S. A., & Palitsky, R. (2016). Time-space distanciation: An interdisciplinary account of how culture shapes the implicit and explicit psychology of time and space. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 46, 450-474.


Sullivan, D. (2016). Person-environment mergence and separation: Otto Rank’s psychology of emotion, personality, and culture. The Psychoanalytic Review, 103, 743-770.


Yang, Q., Liu, S., Sullivan, D., & Pan, S. (2016). Interpreting suffering from illness: The role of collectivism and repressive suffering construal. Social Science and Medicine, 160, 67-74.


Sullivan, D., Stewart, S.A., & Diefendorf, J. (2015). Simmel’s time-space theory: Implications for experience of modernization and place. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41, 45-57.


Pyszczynski, T., Sullivan, D., & Greenberg, J. (2015). Experimental existential psychology: Living in the shadow of the facts of life. In M. Mikulincer, P. Shaver, E. Borgida & J. Bargh (Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition (Vol. 1; pp. 279-308). Washington, D.C.: APA.


Kay, A. C., Sullivan, D., & Landau, M. J. (2015). Psychological origins, functions, and consequences of motives for control and agency. In M. Mikulincer, P. Shaver, E. Borgida & J. Bargh (Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition (Vol. 1; pp. 309-337). Washington, D.C.: APA.


Landau, M. J., & Sullivan, D. (2015). Terror management motivation at the core of personality. In M. Mikulincer, P. Shaver, L. Cooper & R. Larsen (Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences (Vol. 4; pp. 209-230). Washington, D.C.: APA.


Sullivan, D., Landau, M. J., Young, I. F., & Stewart, S. A. (2014). The dramaturgical perspective in relation to self and culture. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 767-790.


Keefer, L.A., Landau, M.J., Sullivan, D., & Rothschild, Z.K. (2014). The object of affection: Subjectivity uncertainty increases infrahumanization in close relationships. Social Cognition, 32, 484-505.


Keefer, L.A., Landau, M.J., & Sullivan, D. (2014). Non-human support: Broadening the scope of attachment theory. Social Psychology and Personality Compass, 8, 524-535.


Keefer, L.A., Landau, M.J., Sullivan, D., & Rothschild, Z.K. (2014). Embodied metaphor and abstract problem solving: Testing a metaphoric fit hypothesis in the health domain. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 12-20.


Sullivan, D., Landau, M. J., Rothschild, Z. K., & Keefer, L. A. (2014). Searching for the root of all evil: An existential-sociological perspective on political enemyship and scapegoating. In J. van Prooijen & P. A. M. van Lange (Eds.), Power, politics, and paranoia: Why people are suspicious about their leaders (pp. 292-311). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.