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Arthur A. Stukas

Arthur A. Stukas

My research interests focus primarily on interpersonal processes and I tend to take a person-by-situation interaction approach in most of my work. More specifically, my studies fall into three broad areas focused on: (1) the role of interpersonal expectations in social interaction; (2) motivations for volunteerism and community involvement; and (3) self-perceptions and self-regulation in close relationships. I try to utilize a blend of field and laboratory studies with the goal of contributing to the understanding of significant social issues and the advancement of social psychological theory simultaneously. From 2012, I have been Executive Editor of the Journal of Social Psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Brown, J. N., Stukas, A. A., & Evans, L. (2013). Appearance feedback in intimate relationships: The role of self-verification and self-enhancement. Body Image, 10, 131-134.
  • Clary, E. G., Snyder, M., Ridge, R. D., Copeland, J., Stukas, A. A., Haugen, J., & Miene, P. (1998). Understanding and assessing the motivations of volunteers: A functional approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74(6), 1516-1530.
  • Collins, D. R., & Stukas, A. A. (2008). Narcissism and self-presentation: The moderating effects of accountability and contingencies of self-worth. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(6), 1629-1634.
  • Collins, D. R., & Stukas, A. A. (2006). The effects of feedback self-consistency, therapist status, and attitude toward therapy on reaction to personality feedback. Journal of Social Psychology, 146(4), 463-483.
  • Evans, L., & Stukas, A. A. (2007). Self-verification by women and responses of their partners around issues of appearance and weight: Do I look fat in this? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26(10), 1163-1188.
  • Ewing, V. L., Stukas, A. A., & Sheehan, E. P. (2003). Student prejudice against gay male and lesbian lecturers. Journal of Social Psychology, 143(5), 569-579.
  • Giacobbe, M. R., Stukas, A. A., & Farhall, J. (2013). The effects of imagined versus actual contact with a person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 265-271.
  • Nicholls, E., & Stukas, A. A. (2011). Narcissism and the self-evaluation maintenance model: Effects of social comparison threats on relationship closeness. Journal of Social Psychology, 151(2), 201-212.
  • Snyder, M., & Stukas, A. A. (1999). Interpersonal processes: The interplay of cognitive, motivational, and behavioral activities in social interaction. Annual Review of Psychology, 50, 273-303.
  • Stukas, A. A. (2006). Principled stands against racism. Race, Gender, and Class, 13, 108-123.
  • Stukas, A. A., Bratanova, B., Peters, K., Kashima, Y., & Beatson, R. M. (2010). Confirmatory processes in attitude transmission: The role of shared reality. Social Influence, 5(2), 101-117.
  • Stukas, A. A., & Snyder, M. (2002). Targets' awareness of expectations and behavioral confirmation in ongoing interactions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 31-40.
  • Stukas, A. A., Snyder, M., & Clary, E. G. (1999). The effects of “mandatory volunteerism” on intentions to volunteer. Psychological Science, 10(1), 59-64.
  • Stukas, A. A., Worth, K. A., Clary, E. G., & Snyder, M. (2009). The matching of motivations to affordances in the volunteer environment: An index for assessing the impact of multiple matches on volunteer outcomes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38(1), 5-28.
  • Tandos, J., & Stukas, A. A. (2010). Identity negotiation in psychotherapy: The influence of diagnostic and rapport-building strategies on the effects of clinical expectations. Self and Identity, 9, 241-256.
  • Tanti, C., Stukas, A. A., Halloran, M. J., & Foddy, M. (2011). Social identity change: Shifts in social identity during adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 555-567.
  • Tanti, C., Stukas, A. A., Halloran, M. J., & Foddy M. (2008). Tripartite self-concept change: Shifts in the individual, relational, and collective self in adolescence. Self and Identity, 7(4), 360-379.

Other Publications:

  • Snyder, M., & Stukas, A. A. (2007). Interpersonal processes in context: Understanding the influence of settings and situations on social interaction. In K. Fiedler (Ed.), Social communication (Frontiers of Social Psychology series, J. Forgas & A. Kruglanski, series eds., pp. 363-388). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Stukas, A. A., Clary, E. G., & Snyder, M. (2013). Recruiting and retaining youth mentors. In D. L. DuBois & M. J. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring (2nd Ed., pp. 397-410). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Stukas, A. A., Snyder, M., & Clary, E. G. (2008). The social marketing of volunteerism: A functional approach. In C. P. Haugtvedt, P. Herr, & F. Kardes (Eds.), Handbook of consumer psychology (pp. 959-979). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Arthur A. Stukas
School of Psychological Science
404 George Singer Building
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Victoria 3086

  • Phone: 61 3 9479 1515
  • Fax: 61 3 9479 1956

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