Joseph Cesario

Associate Professor

PhD, Social Psychology, Columbia University, New York, 2006
MA, Psychology, Columbia University, New York, 2003
BA, Philosophy, Magna cum Laude, Outstanding Senior, Loyola University Chicago, 2000
BS, Psychology, Magna cum Laude, Departmental Honors, Loyola University Chicago, 1999

Research Statement

Research Interests: Motivated Cognition; Automaticity/Nonconscious Behavior and Cognition; Evolutionary Psychology.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Cesario, J.
    Priming, replication, and the hardest science
    2014, Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9:40-48
  • Cesario, J., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Perceptual bias in threat distance: The critical roles of ingroup support and target evaluations in defensive threat regulation
    2014, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5:12-17
  • Gawronski, B., & Cesario, J.
    Of mice and men: What animal research can tell us about context effects on automatic responses in humans
    2013, Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17:187-215
  • Cesario, J., Corker, K. S., & Jelinek, S.
    A self-regulatory framework for message framing
    2013, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49:238-249
  • Jonas, K.J., & Cesario, J.
    Introduction to the special issue: Situated social cognition
    2013, Social Cognition, 31:119-124
  • Cesario, J., & McDonald, M.M.
    Bodies in context: Power poses as a computation of action possibility
    2013, Social Cognition, 31:260-274
  • McAuley, J.D., Henry, M.J., Wedd, A., Pleskac, T.J., and Cesario, J.
    Effects of musicality and motivational orientation on auditory category learning: The role of regulatory fit
    2012, Memory & Cognition, 40:231-251
  • Hagiwara, N., Kashy, D. A., & Cesario, J.
    The independent effects of skin tone and facial features on Whites' affective reactions to Blacks
    2012, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48:892-898
  • Higgins, E. T., Cesario, J., Hagiwara, N., Spiegel, S., & Pittman, T. S.
    Increasing or decreasing interest in activities: The role of regulatory fit
    2010, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98:559-572
  • Navarrete, C. D., McDonald, M. M., Mott, M. L., Cesario, J., & Sapolsky, R.
    Fertility and race perception predict voter preference for Barack Obama
    2010, Evolution and Human Behavior,, 31:394-399
  • Cesario, J., Plaks, J. E., Hagiwara, N., Navarrete, C. D., & Higgins, E. T.
    The ecology of automaticity: How situational contingencies shape action semantics and social behavior
    2010, Psychological Science, 21:1311-1317
  • Koenig, A. M., Cesario, J., Molden, D. C., Kosloff, S., & Higgins, E. T.
    Incidental experiences of regulatory fit and the processing of persuasive appeals
    2009, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35:1342-1355
  • Cesario, J., Higgins, E. T., & Scholer, A. A.
    Regulatory fit and persuasion: Basic principles and remaining questions
    2008, The Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2:444-463
  • Cesario, J., & Higgins, E. T.
    Making message recipients "feel right": How nonverbal cues can increase persuasion
    2008, Psychological Science, 19:415-420
  • Cesario, J., Plaks, J. E., & Higgins, E. T.
    Automatic social behavior as motivated preparation to interact
    2006, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90:893-910
  • Cesario, J., Grant, H., & Higgins, E. T.
    Regulatory fit and persuasion: Transfer from "feeling right."
    2004, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86:388-404
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