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B.A., Biology, Harvard University, 1990
Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University, 1996
Chair, Psychology Department, Swarthmore College, 2009-
Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Swarthmore College, 2003-present
Visiting Faculty Member, RAND Corporation Graduate Program, 2008-2009
Acting Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College, 2007-2008
Visiting Associate Professor, UCLA Psychology Department, 2004-2005
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Swarthmore College, 1997-2003
Faculty Affiliate, Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, 1999-2007
Visiting Lecturer and Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, 1996-1997
Associate Director, Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, 1995-1996
R01 Grant, NHLBI, “The Role of Attention in Self-Regulation,” 2008-2013 (co-principal investigator with Traci Mann of the University of Minnesota)
R01 Grant, NIMH, “The Role of Attention in Self-Regulation,” 2002-2007 (co-principal investigator with Traci Mann of UCLA)
Research Grant, Solomon Asch Center for Study of Enthnoplitical Conflict, 2001
NIMH Individual Training Grant (National Research Service Award), 1993-1996
Fellow, NIMH Social Area Training Grant, Stanford University, 1992-1993
Research Grant, Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, 1993
Curriculum Development Grant, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University, 1991
Curriculum Development Grant, American Express Ethics Program, Harvard University, 1991
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Self-regulation and control
- Disinhibited and inhibited behavior under limited attention
- Rumination under uncertainty
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Psychological barriers to the negotiated resolution of disputes
- Overcoming obstacles to successful negotiations
- "Naive realism," egocentric construal, and other inferential biases
- The role of "negative acknowledgment" in impression management
Dean Search Committee, 2005-2006; 2009-2010
Broader Educational Experiences Planning Group, 2007-2008
Associate Dean Search Committee, 2006-2007
Website Redesign Committee, 2005-2006
Prizes and Fellowships Selection Committee, 2005-2007
Advisory Committee to the Dean, 1999-
Peace and Conflict Studies, 1998-
Research Ethics Committee, 1998-2000
Introduction to Psychology
Swarthmore College, UCLA, Stanford University
Introductory Social Psychology, Honors Seminar in Social Psychology, Research Design and Analysis, Psychology of Self-Control, Applications of Social Psychology
Research Methods in Psychopathology
University of Michigan
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Ward, A., Wallaert, M., & Schwartz, B. (under review). Who likes evolution? On the dissociation in endorsement of biological versus psychological evolution.
Moskovich, A., Mann, T., & Ward, A. (under review). Distraction and dieting: The dynamic relationship between cognition and consumption.
Wallaert, M. Ward, A., & Mann, T. (under review). Explicit control of implicit responses: Simple directives can alter IAT performance.
Ward, A., Atkins, D., & Lepper, M. (under review). Affirming the self to promote agreement with another: Overcoming a psychological barrier to conflict resolution.
Wallaert, M. Ward, A., & Mann, T. (under review). Thought suppression in context.
Ross, L., Lepper, M., & Ward, A. (in press). A history of social psychology: Insights, challenges, and contributions to theory and application. Handbook of Social Psychology
Ward, A., Mann, T., Westling, E. H., Creswell, J. D., Ebert, J. P. & Wallaert, M. (2008). Stepping up the pressure: Arousal can be associated with a reduction in male aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 1-9.
Ward, A., Gerber, L, Brenner, L., & Ross, L. (2008). Acknowledging the other side in negotiation. Negotiation Journal, 24, 269-285.
Nenkov, G., Morrin, M., Ward, A., Schwartz, B., & Hulland, J. (2008). A short form of the Maximization Scale: Factor structure, reliability and validity studies. Judgment and Decision Making, 3, 371-388.
Ward, A. (2007). Polarization processes. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.). Encyclopedia of social psychology. New York: Sage.
Mann, T. & Ward, A. (2007). Attention, self-control, and health behaviors. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 280-283.
Parent, S., Ward, A., & Mann. T. (2007). Health information processed under limited attention: Is it better to be "hot" or "cool"? Health Psychology, 26, 159-164.
Ward, A., & Brenner, L. (2006). Accentuate the negative: The positive effects of negative acknowledgment. Psychological Science, 17, 959-962
Westling, E. H., Mann, T., & Ward, A. (2006). The self-control of smoking: When does narrowed attention help? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 2115-2133.
Mann, T., & Ward, A. (2004). To eat or not to eat: Implications of the attentional myopia model for restrained eaters. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 90-98.
Schwartz, B., & Ward, A. (2004). Doing Better but Feeling Worse: The Paradox of Choice. In P. A. Linley & S. Joseph (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ward, A., Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L, & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2003). Can't quite commit: Rumination and uncertainty. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 96-107.
Schwartz, B., Ward A., Monterosso, J., Lyubomirsky, S., White, K., & Lehman, D. R. (2002). Maximizing versus satisficing: Happiness is a matter of choice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1178-1197.
Maoz, I., Ward, A., Katz, M., & Ross, L. (2002). Reactive devaluation of an "Israeli" vs. "Palestinian" peace proposal. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 46, 515-546.
Mann, T., & Ward, A. (2001). Forbidden fruit: Does thinking about a prohibited food lead to its consumption? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29, 319-327.
Ward, A. (2000). Why the bias to study biases? Commentary on Krueger on Social-Bias. Psycoloquy, 11 (123) Tue Nov 14, 2000.
Ward, A. & Mann, T. (2000). Don't mind if I do: Disinhibited eating under cognitive load. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 753-763.
Ross, L., & Ward, A. (1996). Naive realism: Implications for social conflict and misunderstanding. In T. Brown, E. Reed, and E. Turiel (Eds.),Values and Knowledge (pp. 103-135). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Ross, L., & Ward, A. (1995). Psychological barriers to dispute resolution. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 27, pp. 255-304). San Diego: Academic Press.
Robinson, R. J., Keltner, D., Ward, A., & Ross, L. (1995). Actual versus assumed differences in construal: "Naive realism" in intergroup perception and conflict. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 404-417.
Kronzon, S., & Ward, A. (2005). The Bargaining Bride. Career Press.
Thesis advisor to Robert Mack ('99) on project entitled Situational Framing, Accountability, and the Illusion of Control.
Thesis advisor to Michelle Wirth ('99) on project entitled Factors Contributing to the Gender Difference in Depression.
Thesis co-advisor to Lauren Bates ('99 Bryn Mawr College) on project entitled Mainstream Millennialism: Agreement with Millennial Beliefs and Groups at the End of the 20th Century.
Thesis advisor to Tammy English ('00) on project entitled Human Mate Selection: Sex Differences in Controllability of Mate Value and Cross-Sex Mind-Reading.
Thesis co-advisor to Janet Chang ('00) on project entitled Culture and the Belief in a Just World: Japan and the United States.
Thesis co-advisor to Sanford DeVoe ('00) on project entitled Stereotype Threat: A Test of the Yerkes-Dodson Hypothesis.
Thesis advisor to Jessica Schwartz ('01) on project entitled When Different Is Better: Anti-Conformity as a Response to Normative Influence.
Thesis co-advisor to Nina Chien ('01) on project entitled What to Say So Kids Will Learn: The Role of Feedback and Individual Interest on Students' Achievement, Effort, and Enjoyment of Mathematical Word Problems.
Thesis advisor to Jeff Ebert ('02) on project entitled When Arousal Reduces Aggression: A Critical Test of the Attentional Myopia Model.
Thesis co-advisor to Jessica Salvatore ('02) on project entitled Why Don't Women Ever use the Bench Press?: Exploring Experiences of Social Discomfort and Counter-Norm Behavior in Exercise.
Thesis advisor to Sara Parent ('03) on project entitled Cool Cues Abetting Action: An Analysis of the Attentional Myopia Model; thesis co-advisor to Hofan Chau ('03) and Christopher Keary ('03).
Thesis advisor to Matthew Wallaert ('04) on project entitled It Only Takes A Second:
Cognitive Components of Stereotyping and the Implicit Association Test; thesis co-advisor to Samantha Bartner ('04).
Thesis co-advisor to Aylin Sert ('06) on project entitled I Like You for You. Or Do I? The Impact of Group Size and Variance on Date Selection and Ratings.
Thesis advisor to Kathleen Schmidt ('07) and co-advisor to Sabrina Stevens ('07).
Thesis advisor to Ryan Sutcliffe ('08) on project entitled Dual Depletion Tasks and the Attentional Myopia Model of Self-Control: A Challenge to the Theory of Ego Depletion.