Selected Publications

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Mattingly, B. A., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2014). Expanding the self brick by brick: Nonrelational self-expansion and self-concept size. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 484-490. doi: 10.1177/1948550613503886

Mattingly, B. A., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2014). Broadening horizons: Self-expansion in relational and nonrelational contexts. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 30-40. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12080.

Mattingly, B. A., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & McIntyre, K. P. (2014). "You make me a better/worse person": A two-dimensional model of relationship self-change. Personal Relationships, 21, 176-190. doi: 10.1111/pere.12025

McIntyre, K. P., Mattingly, B. A., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Simpson, A. (2014). Workplace self-expansion: Implications for job satisfaction, commitment, self-concept clarity, and self-esteem among the employed and unemployed. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36, 59-69. doi: 10.1080/01973533.2013.856788

Mattingly, B. A., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2013). An expanded self is a more capable self: The association between self-concept size and self-efficacy. Self and Identity, 12, 621-634doi: 10.1080/15298868.2012.718863

Mattingly, B. A., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2013). The power of one: Benefits of individual self-expansion. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 12-22. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2012.746999

Mattingly, B. A., & Clark, E. M. (2012). Weakening relationships we try to preserve: Motivated sacrifice, attachment, and relationship quality. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 373-386. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00893.x

Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M., & Cahill, M. J. (2012). Approach and avoidance motivation as predictors of pro-relationship behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 21-25. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.08.020

Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2012). Approach motivation and the expansion of self in close relationships. Personal Relationships, 19, 113-127. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01343.x

Mattingly, B. A., Whitson, D., & Mattingly, M. J. B. (2012). Development of the Romantic Jealousy-Induction Scale and the Motives for Inducing Romantic Jealousy Scale. Current Psychology, 31, 263-281. doi: 10.1007/s12144-012-9144-3

Bullock, M., Hackathorn, J., Clark, E. M., & Mattingly, B. A. (2011). Can we be (and stay) friends? Remaining friends after dissolution of a romantic relationship. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 662-666. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2010.522624
Bullock, M., Stambush, M. A., & Mattingly, B. A. (2011). Weight loss effort and anti-fat attitudes on perceptions of a target's sociability and experienced exclusion. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 16, 42-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9861.2011.00063.x

Hackathorn, J., Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M., & Mattingly, M. J. B. (2011). Practicing what you preach: Perceptions of infidelity as predictors of fidelity. Current Psychology, 30, 299-311. doi: 10.1007/s12144-011-9119-9

Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M., Weidler, D. J., Bullock, M., Hackathorn, J., & Blankmeyer, K. (2011). Sociosexual orientation, commitment, and infidelity: A mediation analysis. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 22-26. doi: 10.1080/00224540903536162

Mattingly, B. A., Oswald, D. L., & Clark, E. M. (2011). An examination of relational-interdependent self-construal, communal strength, and pro-relationship behaviors in friendships. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1243-1248. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.02.018
Wilson, K., Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M., Weidler, D. J., & Bequette, A. W. (2011). The gray area: Exploring attitudes toward infidelity and the development of the Perceptions of Dating Infidelity Scale. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 63-86. doi: 10.1080/00224540903366750

Mattingly, B. A., Wilson, K., Clark, E. M., Bequette, A. W., & Weidler, D. J. (2010). Foggy faithfulness: Relationship quality, religiosity, and the Perceptions of Dating Infidelity Scale in an adult sample. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 1465-1480. doi: 10.1177/0192513X10362348

Whitson, D., & Mattingly, B. A. (2010). Waking the green-eyed monster: Attachment styles and jealousy induction in romantic relationships. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 15, 24-29.

Mattingly, B. A., Stambush, M. A., & Hill, A. E. (2009). Shedding the pounds but not the stigma: Negative attributions as a function of a target's weight loss method. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 14, 128-144. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9861.2009.00045.x

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