cv

a PDF version of my CV is available by clicking here.

publications

Briñol, Pablo, Richard E. Petty, Geoffrey R. O. Durso, & Derek D. Rucker, "Power and persuasion: Processes by which perceived power can influence evaluative judgments (2017), Review of General Psychology, 21, 223-241. [pdf]

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Pablo Briñol, & Richard E. Petty (2016), "From power to inaction: Ambivalence gives pause to the powerful," Psychological Science, 27, 1660-1666. [pdf]

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Andrew Luttrell, & Baldwin M. Way (2015), "Over-the-counter relief from pains and pleasures alike: Acetaminophen blunts evaluation sensitivity to both negative and positive stimuli," Psychological Science, 26, 750-758. [pdf]

Loersch, Chris, Geoffrey R. O. Durso, , & Richard E. Petty (2013), "Vicissitudes of desire: A matching mechanism for subliminal persuasion," Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 624-631. [pdf]

Sawicki, Vanessa, Duane T. Wegener, Jason K. Clark, Leandre R. Fabrigar, Steven M. Smith, & Geoffrey R. O. Durso (2013), "Feeling conflicted and seeking information: When ambivalence enhances and diminishes selective exposure to attitude-consistent information," Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 735-747. [pdf]

Rydell, Robert J. & Geoffrey R. O. Durso (2012), "Can I borrow a feeling? Spillover of negative arousal from inconsistent information during attitude formation diminishes perceptions of well-being, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 575-578. [pdf]

 

selected research in progress

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Andrew Luttrell, & Richard E. Petty, "Explicit versus implicit forms of ambivalence: Consequences for measurement, judgment and behavior," in preparation for submission to Journal of Consumer Research.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Richard E. Petty, Pablo Briñol, Joesph Siev, Luke Hinsenkamp, & Vanessa Sawicki, "Ambivalence expectations," invited resubmission (2nd round) in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Rocklage, Matthew D., Geoffrey R. O. Durso, Andrew Luttrell, & Baldwin M. Way, "Attenuating the attitude emotionality advantage with acetaminophen," in preparation for submission to Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O. & Richard E. Petty, "Social judgments of others' emotions versus traits as a function of expectations," in preparation for submission to Psychological Science.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O. & Kelly L. Haws, "No diet, no problem: Social judgments of consumers' self-control outcomes." Four studies completed, targeting Journal of Consumer Research.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Steve Hoeffler, & Jennifer Edson Escalas, "Really conflicted about really new products: Understanding and influencing consumer ambivalence to emerging technologies." Two studies completed, targeting Journal of Marketing Research.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Kelly L. Haws, & Richard E. Petty, "Irony and satire in consumer reviews and word-of-mouth persuasion." Three studies completed, targeting Journal of Consumer Research.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O. & Robert W. Smith, "When consumers prefer ambivalence products: Examining the 'Too Good to be True' Effect." Six studies completed, targeting Journal of Consumer Research.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Alexis A. Keaveney, & Baldwin M. Way, "Ibuprofen reduces evaluation extremity toward both negative and positive emotional stimuli." Two studies completed, targeting Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Andrew Luttrell, & Baldwin M. Way, "How acetaminophen can increase confidence: The case of ambivalent expectations." Two studies completed, targeting Psychological Science.

Durso, Geoffrey R. O., Andrew Luttrell, & Baldwin M. Way, "For whom does acetaminophen blunt emotionality? Surprising evidence examining sensory processing sensitivity." Two studies completed, targeting Psychological Science.

[*abstracts available by email request]

 

invited talks + conference presentations

Way, B. M., Micschkowski, D., Durso, G. R. O., & Keaveney, A. A. (March, 2019). Acetaminophen’s effects on empathy and positive emotions: Implications for relationships. Presented at the 2019 meeting of the International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.

Durso, G. R. O. & Smith, R. W. (February, 2019). When consumers prefer ambivalent products—Examining the ‘Too Good to be True’ effect. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Savannah, GA.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. (October, 2018). Social judgments of others’ emotions versus their traits as a function of expectations. Working paper presented at the annual meeting of the Person Memory Interest Group at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Seattle, WA.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. (October, 2018). Social judgments of others’ emotions versus their traits as a function of expectations. Working paper presented at the Attitudes and Social Influence symposium at the Weary Conference at Ohio State, Columbus, OH.

Rocklage, M. D., Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A., & Way, B. M. (April, 2018). The signal value of attitude emotionality—An experimental neurochemical manipulation. Presented at the 90th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Durso, G. R. O. (February, 2018). Ambivalence in consumer evaluation: When and why mixed reactions lead to indecision and conflict. Invited talk presented at Durham University, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. (February, 2018). Implicit ambivalence toward brands—Implications for attitude processes and measurement. Working paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Dallas, TX.

Durso, G. R. O. (February, 2018). Ambivalence in consumer evaluation: When and why mixed reactions lead to indecision and conflict. Invited talk presented at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. (January, 2017). Ambivalence: A universal human experience across diverse social environments. Symposium organized and presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Durso, G. R. O., Petty, R. E., & Briñol, P. (January, 2017). Ambivalence and indecision in social evaluation: Expectations reduce and power magnifies. Presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Petty, R. E., Briñol, P., Luttrell, A., & Durso, G. R. O. (September, 2016). Confidence moderates the impact of ambivalence on behavior. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Santa Monica, CA.

Petty, R. E., Briñol, P., Luttrell, A., & Durso, G. R. O. (September, 2016). Confidence + Ambivalence: Additive or interactive? Talk presented at the 5th EASP meeting on the Psychology of Attitudes. Cologne, Germany.

Briñol, P., Petty, R. E. & Durso, G. R. O. (September, 2016). Power validates ambivalence and beyond. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Santa Monica, CA.

Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A., & Way, B. M. (May, 2016). I can’t see clearly now: Acetaminophen blunts regret-related discomfort by affecting self-reported recall clarity. Presented at the 88th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A., & Way, B. M. (January, 2016). Acetaminophen blunts regret-related discomfort by affecting self-reported recall clarity. Presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (May, 2015). Predictably unpredictable people: Ambivalent expectations in social evaluation. Scheduled at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A., & Way, B. M. (February, 2015). Over-the-counter relief from pains and pleasures alike: Acetaminophen blunts evaluation sensitivity to both negative and positive emotional stimuli. Presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Durso, G. R. O., & Petty, R. E. (July, 2014). Convincingly weak arguments: Serious versus satirical intentions to persuade. Presented at the 1st annual meeting of the Attitudes and Social Influence Conference, Catalina Island, CA.

Hinsenkamp, L., Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (July, 2014). Patterns of mixed-valence information during attitude formation: Implications for ambivalence. Presented at the 1st annual meeting of the Attitudes and Social Influence Conference, Catalina Island, CA.

Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (May, 2014). From power to (in)action: When power leads to paralysis. Presented at the 86th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hinsenkamp, L., Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (May, 2014). Patterns of mixed-valence information during attitude formation: Implications for ambivalence. Presented at the 86th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (February, 2014). From power to (in)action: When power leads to paralysis. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (May, 2013). Reducing ambivalent feelings with expected mixed information. Presented at the 85th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Durso, G. R. O., Rydell, R. J., & Petty, R. E. (January, 2013). Implicit ambivalence and differences in information processing: Attributions of new information predict differences in resolving attitude discrepancies. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Durso, G. R. O., & Rydell, R. J. (January, 2012). Discrepant implicit and explicit evaluations weaken attitude confidence by increasing perceived ambivalence. Presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.