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publications

Briñol, P., Petty, R. E., Durso, G. R. O., & Rucker, D. D. Power and persuasion: Processes by which power influences evaluative judgments. Accepted for publication, Review of General Psychology.

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

Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A. L., & Way, B. M. (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, C., Durso, G. R. O., & Petty, R. E. (2013). Vicissitudes of desire: A matching mechanism for subliminal persuasion. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 624-631. [pdf]

Sawicki, V., Wegener, D. T., Clark, J. K., Fabrigar, L. R., Smith, S. M., & Durso, G. R. O. (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, R. J., & Durso, G. R. O. (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]

 

manuscripts under review + in preparation

Durso, G. R. O., Briñol, P., Petty, R. E., Hinsenkamp, L., & Sawicki, V. Predictably unpredictable people: Expecting ambivalence in social evaluation. Invited resubmission.

Durso, G. R. O., Hinsenkamp, L., & Petty, R. E. Predictably Unpredictable People II: Expecting ambivalence between and within distinct social environments. In preparation.

Durso, G. R. O., Karpen, S. C., Jia, L., Rydell, R. J., & Petty, R. E. Why does ambivalence motivate enhanced information processing? In preparation.

Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A., Rydell, R. J., & Petty, R. E. Capturing “implicit” evaluations on explicit measures of attitude: Evidence from consumer behavior and political voting intentions. In preparation.

Durso, G. R. O., Sawicki, V., & Wegener, D. T. I like the way you think! Individual differences in need for cognition, faith in intuition, and attitudinal bases moderate the similarity-attraction effect. In preparation.

Patton, K., Durso, G. R. O., & Wegener, D. T. Uncovering the nuanced relation between attitudinal ambivalence and confidence. In preparation.

Rocklage, M. D., Durso, G. R. O., Luttrell, A., & Way, B. M. The signal value of emotionality in attitudes and behavior: A social pharmacological approach. In preparation.

 

selected research in progress

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. Expecting versus preferring ambivalence in social evaluation.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. When expectations meet experience: A model of expectancy influences in social evaluation.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. Ironic communication in persuasion and the moderating role of source expectations.

Durso, G. R. O. & Petty, R. E. Validating and invalidating expectations during social evaluation.

Durso, G. R. O. & Smith, R. W. The influence of consumer expertise in expecting ambivalence: The "Too Good to be True" Effect.

Way, B. M., Roberts, I. D., Keaveney, A. A., & Durso, G. R. O. Explaining and predicting expected and reversed effects of pharmacological treatments on psychological outcomes: An environment X person X drug interaction perspective.

 

conference presentations

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.