(1) Social media use and belonging. How do our behaviors and experiences on social networking sites affect belonging and related needs?
(2) How do people attempt to resolve and cope with uncertainty about the causes of events? I am currently examining metacognitive beliefs about alcohol and how they can explain the link between causal uncertainty and alcohol use.
(3) How can another person's goal pursuit vicariously affect perceivers? We have found that observing completion of a goal reduces performance in that domain, especially among those who are highly sensitive to rewards.
- Internet and Virtual Psychology
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Social Cognition
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- Clark, D. M. T., Loxton, N. J., & Tobin, S. J. (2015). Declining loneliness over time: Evidence from American colleges and high schools. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 78-89. doi: 10.1177/0146167214557007
- Clark, D. M. T., Loxton, N. J., & Tobin, S. J. (2015). Multiple mediators of reward and punishment sensitivity on loneliness. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 101-106. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.08.016
- Knight, C. G., Tobin, S. J., & Hornsey, M. J. (2014). From fighting the system to embracing it: Control loss promotes system justification among those high in psychological reactance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 139-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.04.012
- Tobin, S. J., Capuozzo, K. I., & Raymundo, M. M. (2012). The effects of primed causal uncertainty and causal importance on persuasion, Social Influence. 7, 269-284. doi: 10.1080/15534510.2012.667572
- Tobin, S. J., & Chulpaiboon, P. (2016). The role of social connection in satisfaction with Instagram photographs. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 303-312. doi: 10.1037/tps0000084
- Tobin, S. J., & George, M. P. (2015). Positive affect increases secondary control among causally uncertain individuals. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 401-415. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.916253
- Tobin, S. J., Greenaway, K. H., McCulloch, K. C., & Crittall, M. E. (2015). The role of motivation for rewards in vicarious goal satiation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 137-143. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.05.010
- Tobin, S. J., Loxton, N. J., & Neighbors, C. (2014). Coping with causal uncertainty through alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 580-585. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.11.009
- Tobin, S. J., Osika, M. M., & McLanders, M. (2014). Attitudes toward others depend upon self and other causal uncertainty. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e87677. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087677
- Tobin, S. J., & Raymundo, M. M. (2010). Causal uncertainty and psychological well-being: The moderating role of accommodation (secondary control). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 371-383. doi: 10.1177/0146167209359701
- Tobin, S. J., & Raymundo, M. M. (2009). Persuasion by causal arguments: The motivating role of perceived causal expertise. Social Cognition, 27, 105-127. doi: 10.1521/soco.2009.27.1.105
- Tobin, S. J., & Tidwell, J. (2013). The role of task difficulty and affect activation level in the use of affect as information. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 250-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.11.011
- Tobin, S. J., Vanman, E. J., Verreynne, M., & Saeri, A. K. (2015). Threats to belonging on Facebook: Lurking and ostracism. Social Influence, 10, 31-42. doi:10.1080/15534510.2014.893924
- Tobin, S. J., & Weary, G. (2008). The effects of causal uncertainty, causal importance, and initial attitude on attention to causal persuasive arguments. Social Cognition, 26, 44-65. doi: 10.1521/soco.2008.26.1.44
- Tobin, S. J., & Weary, G. (2003). An on-line look at automatic contrast and correction of behavior categorizations and dispositional inferences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1328-1338. doi: 10.1177/0146167203254611
- Tobin, S. J., Weary, G., Brunner, R. P., Gonzalez, J., & Han, H. A. (2009). Causal uncertainty and stereotype avoidance: The role of perceived category fit. Social Cognition, 27, 917-928. doi: 10.1521/soco.2009.27.6.917
- Weary, G., Jacobson, J. A., Edwards, J. A., & Tobin, S. J. (2001). Chronic and temporarily activated causal uncertainty beliefs and stereotype usage. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 206-219. doi: 10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.206
- Weary, G., Reich, D. A., & Tobin, S. J. (2001). The role of contextual constraints and chronic expectancies on behavior categorizations and dispositional inferences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 62-75. doi: 10.1177/0146167201271006
- Weary, G., Tobin, S. J., & Reich, D. A. (2001). Chronic and temporary distinct expectancies as comparison standards: Automatic contrast in dispositional judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 365-380. doi: 10.1037/0022-35220.127.116.115
- Weary, G., Tobin, S. J., & Edwards, J. A. (2010). The causal uncertainty model revisited. In R. M. Arkin, K. C. Oleson, & P. J. Carroll (Eds.), Handbook of the Uncertain Self (pp. 78-100). New York: Psychology Press.
- Research Methods/Statistics
- Social Psychology
Stephanie J. Tobin
School of Psychology
1100 Nudgee Road
Australian Catholic University
Banyo, QLD 4014