Selected Publications

How do you see me?: The neural basis of motivated meta-perception. Flagan, T. M., Mumford, J.A, & Beer, J. S. (in press). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
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When saying sorry may not help: The impact of apologies on social rejections. Freedman, G., Burgoon, E.M., Ferrell, J. D., Pennebaker, J. W., & Beer, J.S. (in press). Frontiers in Psychology.

What do we know about emotional influences on social cognition? A social neuroscience perspective. Beer, J. S. (2017). Emotion Review, 9, 172-180.

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Viewpoints: Dialogues on the functional role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.  Delgado, M.R., Beer, J.S., Fellows, L.K., Huettal, S. A., Platt, M.L, Quirk, G. J., & Schiller, D. (2016). Nature Neuroscience. 19, 1545-1552.
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What makes moral dilemma judgments "utilitarian" or "deontological"? Gawronski, B., & Beer, J.S. (2017). Social Neuroscience. 12, 626-632.
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Softening the blow of exclusion for both targets and sources: The responsive theory of social rejection. Freedman, G., Wiliams, K., & Beer, J.S. (2016). Frontiers in Psychology.

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Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Open Science Collaboration. (2015) Science. 349(6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

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What do we know about positive appraisals?: Low cognitive cost, orbitofrontal-striatal connectivity, and only short term bolstering of resilience. Beer, J.S. & Flagan, T. (2015). Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
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Exaggerated positivity in self-evaluation: A social neuroscience approach to reconciling the role of self-esteem protection and cognitive bias. Beer, J.S. (2014). Social and Personality Compass. 8, 583-594.

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Three ways in which midline regions contribute to self-evaluation. Flagan, T. & Beer, J.S. (2013). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.7, 1-12.

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Dissociable neural modulation underlying lasting first impressions, changing your mind for the better, and changing it for the worse. Bhanji, J. P. & Beer, J. S. (2013). Journal of Neuroscience. 32, 9337-9344.

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Protecting the self: The effect of social-evaluative threat on neural representations of self. Hughes, B. L., & Beer, J.S., (2013). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 25, 613-622.

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Social threat and cognitive load magnify self-enhancement and attenuate self-deprecation. Beer, J. S., Chester, D. S., & Hughes, B. L. (2013). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 49, 706-711.

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Taking a different perspective: Mindset influences neural regions that represent value and choice. Bhanji, J. P., & Beer, J. S. (2012). Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 7, 782-793.

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This time with motivation: The implications of social neuroscience for research on motivated self- and other-perception. (2012). Beer, J.S. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 38-45.

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Medial orbitofrontal cortex is associated with shifting decision thresholds in self-serving cognition. Hughes, B. L., & Beer, J. S. (2012). NeuroImage, 61, 889-898.

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Orbitofrontal cortex and anterior cingulate are modulated by motivated social cognition. Hughes, B.L., & Beer, J.S. (2012). Cerebral Cortex, 22, 1372-1381.

***The PDF includes the trait stimuli words referenced in the supplement (also used in Beer & Hughes 2010; Hughes & Beer 2013)***

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Unpacking the neural associations of emotion and judgment in emotion-congruent judgment.

Bhanji, J. P., & Beer, J.S. (2012). Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,7, 348-356.

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Neural Systems of Social Comparison and the “Above-Average” Effect

Beer, J.S., & Hughes, B. L. (2010). NeuroImage, 49, 2671-2679.

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Roles of medial prefrontal cortex and orbitofrontal cortex in self-evaluation.

Beer, J.S., Lombardo, M. V., & Bhanji, J. P. (2010). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2108-2119.

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Neural mechanisms of the testosterone-aggression relation: The role of the orbitofrontal cortex.

Mehta, P. & Beer, J.S. (2010). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 22, 2357-2368.

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Taking a gamble or playing by the rules: Dissociable prefrontal systems implicated in probabilistic versus deterministic rule-based decisions.

Bhanji, J. P., Beer, J. S., & Bunge, S. A. (2010). NeuroImage, 49, 1810-1819.

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Methods in Social Neuroscience. 

Harmon-Jones, E., & Beer, J.S. (2009). Guilford Press.

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The Quadruple Process Model Approach to Examining the Neural Underpinnings of Prejudice. 

Beer, J.S., Stallen, M., Lombardo, M. V., Gonsalkorale, K., Cunningham, W., & Sherman, J.W. (2008).

NeuroImage, 43, 775-783.

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The Default Self: Feeling Good or Being Right?
Beer, J.S. (2007). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11(5), 187-189.
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Orbitofrontal Cortex and Social Behavior: Integrating Self-Monitoring and Emotion-Cognition Interactions.
Beer, J. S., John, O. P., Scabini, D., & Knight, R. T. (2006). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 871-888.
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Integrating Emotion and Cognition: The role of the frontal lobes in distinguishing between helpful and hurtful emotion.
Beer, J.S, Knight. R. T., & D'Esposito, M. (2006). Psychological Science, 17, 448-453.
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Prefrontal Involvement in the regulation of emotion: Convergence of rat and human studies.
Quirk, G. J., & Beer, J. S. (2006). Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 16, 723-727.
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Social cognition: A multi level analysis.
Beer, J. S., & Ochsner, K. N. (2006). Brain Research, 1079, 98-105.
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The neural correlates of direct and reflected self-knowledge.
Ochsner, K.N., Beer, J.S., Robertson, E. R., Cooper, J. C., Gabrieli, J. D. E., Kihlstrom, J. F., D'Esposito, M. (2005). NeuroImage, 28, 797-814.
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How self-evaluations relate to being liked by others: Integrating interpersonal processes and individual differences.
Srivastava, S., & Beer, J. S. (2005). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 966-977.
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Frontal Lobe Contributions to Executive Control of Cognitive and Social Behavior.
Beer, J.S., Shimamura, A. P., & Knight, R. T. (2004). The Cognitive Neurosciences III, Gazzaniga, M. S. (Ed), MIT Press.
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The impact of orbital prefrontal cortex damage on emotional activation to anticipated and unanticipated acoustic startle stimuli.
Roberts, N. A., Beer, J.S., Werner, K. H., Scabini, D., Levens, S. M., Knight, R. T., & Levenson, R. W. (2004). Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 4(3), 307-316.
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The regulatory function of self-conscious emotion: Insights from patients with orbitofrontal damage.
Beer, J.S., Heerey, E. H., Keltner, D., Scabini, D., & Knight, R. T. (2003). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(4), 594-604.
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Implicit self-theories and shyness
Beer, J. S. (2002). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(4), 1009-1024.
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Positive illusions about the self: Short-term benefits and long-term costs.
Robins, R. W., & Beer, J. S. (2001). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80(2), 340-352.
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