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Jeffrey Green

Jeffrey Green

Most of my research revolves around the self-concept. One research program has investigated how we protect the self via selective memory (mnemic neglect). I also study how affective states such as sadness and anger influence self-conceptions, and am particularly interested in mood-incongruent effects. Finally, I do research on the connection between the self and close others (e.g., attachment theory, forgiveness).

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Foster, C. A., Witcher, B. S., Campbell, W. K., & Green, J. D. (1998). Arousal and attraction: Evidence for automatic and controlled components. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 86-101.
  • Green, J. D., Burnette, J., & Davis, J. L. (2008). Third-party forgiveness: (Not) forgiving your close other's betrayer. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 407-418.
  • Green, J. D., & Campbell, W. K. (2000). Attachment and exploration: Chronic and contextual accessibility. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 452-461.
  • Green, J. D., Campbell, W. K., & Davis, J. L. (2007). Ghosts from the past: An examination of romantic relationships and self-discrepancy. Journal of Social Psychology, 147, 243-264.
  • Green, J. D., Pinter, B., & Sedikides, C. (2005). Mnemic neglect and self-threat: Trait modifiability moderates self-protection. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, 225-235.
  • Green, J. D., & Sedikides, C. (2004). Retrieval selectivity in the processing of self-referent information: Testing the boundaries of self-protection. Self and Identity, 3, 69-80.
  • Green, J. D., Sedikides, C., & Gregg, A. P. (2008). Forgotten but not gone: The recall and recognition of self-threatening memories. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 547-561.
  • Green, J. D., Sedikides, C., Pinter, B., & Van Tongeren, D. R. (in press). Two sides to self-protection: Self-improvement strivings and feedback from close others attenuate mnemic neglect. Self and Identity.
  • Martin, L. L., Abend, T. A., Sedikides, C., & Green, J. D. (1997). How would I feel if...? Mood as input to a role fulfillment process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 242-253.
  • Sedikides, C., & Green, J. D. (2006). The mnemic neglect model: Experimental demonstrations of inhibitory repression in normal adults. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 532-533.
  • Sedikides, C., & Green, J. D. (2004). What I don't recall can't hurt me: Information negativity versus information inconsistency as determinants of memorial self-defense. Social Cognition, 22, 4-29.
  • Sedikides, C., & Green, J. D. (2000). On the self-protective nature of inconsistency/negativity management: Using the person memory paradigm to examine self-referent memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 906-922.
  • Sedikides, C., Green, J. D., & Gregg, A. P. (2007). How does the I-SELF respond to feedback?: Implications from the mnemic neglect model. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 1-3.

Other Publications:

  • Campbell, W. K., & Green, J. D. (2007). Narcissism and interpersonal self-regulation. In J. V. Wood, A. Tesser, & J. G. Holmes (Eds.), The self and social relationships (pp. 73-94). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Green, J. D., Mathews, M., & Foster, C. A. (in press). Another kind of "interpersonal" relationship: Humans, animal companions, and attachment theory. To appear in Personal Relationships. Nova Science Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Influence
  • Social Psychology

Jeffrey Green
Department of Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
806 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018
United States

  • Phone: (804) 828-6330

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