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Slepian, M.L. (in press). A process model of having and keeping secrets. Psychological Review.


Salerno, J.M. & Slepian, M.L. (in press). Morality, punishment, and revealing other people's secrets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Slepian, M.L. & Koch, A. (in press). Identifying the dimensions of secrets to reduce their harms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Vishkin, A., Slepian, M.L., & Galinsky, A.D. (in press). The gender-equality paradox and optimal distinctiveness: More gender-equal societies have more gendered names. Social Psychological and Personality Science.


Martin, A.E. & Slepian, M.L. (in press). The primacy of gender: Gendered cognition underlies the Big Two dimensions of social cognition. Perspectives on Psychological Science.


Slepian, M.L. & Jacoby-Senghor, D. (2021). Identity threats in everyday life: Distinguishing belonging from inclusion. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12, 392-406.





McDonald, R.I., Salerno, J.M., Greenaway, K.H., & Slepian, M.L. (2020). Motivated secrecy: Politics, relationships, and regrets. Motivation Science, 6, 61-78.



Slepian, M.L., Greenaway, K.H., & Masicampo, E.J. (2020). Thinking through secrets: Rethinking the role of thought suppression in secrecy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 1411-1427.



Slepian, M.L., Kirby, J.N., & Kalokerinos, E.K. (2020). Shame, guilt, and secrets on the mind. Emotion, 20, 323-328.



Sun, K.Q. & Slepian, M.L. (2020). The conversations we seek to avoid. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 160, 87-105.



Tracy, R., Wilson, J.P., Slepian, M.L., & Young, S.G. (2020). Facial trustworthiness predicts ingroup inclusion decisions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 91, 104047.





Bogart, K.R., Rosa, N.M., & Slepian, M.L. (2019). Born that way or became that way: Stigma toward congenital versus acquired disability. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 22, 594-612.


Slepian, M.L. & Carr, E.W. (2019). Facial expressions of authenticity: Emotion variability increases judgments of trustworthiness and leadership. Cognition, 183, 82-98.


Slepian, M.L., Halevy, N., & Galinsky, A.D. (2019). The solitude of secrecy: Thinking about secrets evokes motivational conflict and feelings of fatigue. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 1129-1151.


Slepian, M.L. & Moulton-Tetlock, E. (2019). Confiding secrets and well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10, 472-484.


Thorstenson, C.A., Pazda, A.D., Young, S.G., & Slepian, M.L. (2019). Incidental cues to threat and racial categorization. Social Cognition, 37, 389-404.




Liu, Z. & Slepian, M.L. (2018). Secrecy: Unshared realities. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 124-128.


Martin, A.E. & Slepian, M.L. (2018). Dehumanizing gender: The de-biasing effects of gendering human-abstracted entities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1681-1696.


Phillips, L.T., Slepian, M.L., & Hughes, B.L. (2018). Perceiving groups: The people perception of diversity and hierarchy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 766-785.


Rutchick, A.M., Slepian, M.L., Reyes, M.O., Pleskus, L.N., & Hershfield, H.E. (2018). Future self-continuity is associated with improved health and increased exercise behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 72-80.


Slepian, M.L. & Greenaway, K.H. (2018). The benefits and burdens of keeping others' secrets. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78, 220-232.


Slepian, M.L. & Kirby, J.N. (2018). To whom do we confide our secrets? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1008-1023.




Cho, J., Morris, M.W., Slepian, M.L., & Tadmor, C.T. (2017). Choosing fusion: The effects of diversity ideologies on preference for culturally mixed experiences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 163-171.


Hehman, E., Sutherland, C.A.M, Flake, J.K., & Slepian, M.L. (2017). The unique contributions of perceiver and target characteristics in person perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 513-529.


Martin, A.E. & Slepian, M.L. (2017). The Big Two. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York: Springer.


Slepian, M.L. & Bastian, B. (2017). Truth or punishment: Secrecy and punishing the self. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 1596-1611.


Slepian, M.L., Chun, J.S., & Mason, M.F. (2017). The experience of secrecy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 1-33.


Slepian, M.L, Young, S.G. & Harmon-Jones, E. (2017). An approach-avoidance motivational model of trustworthiness judgments. Motivation Science, 3, 91-97.




Gaither, S.E., Pauker, K., Slepian, M.L., & Sommers, S.R. (2016). Social belonging motivates categorization of racially ambiguous faces. Social Cognition, 34, 97-118.


Masicampo, E.J. & Slepian, M.L. (2016). Linking diverse resources to action control. In Hirt, E., Clarkson, J.J., & Jia, L. (Eds.), Self-Regulation and Ego Control. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.


Slepian, M.L. & Ames. D.R. (2016). Internalized impressions: The link between apparent facial trustworthiness and deceptive behavior is mediated by targets’ expectations of how they will be judged. Psychological Science, 27, 282-288.


Slepian, M.L, Masicampo, E.J., & Galinsky, A.D. (2016). The hidden effects of recalling secrets: Assimilation, contrast, and the burdens of secrecy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 27-48.


Slepian, M.L., & Galinsky, A.D. (2016). The voiced pronunciation of initial phonemes predicts the gender of names. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 509-527.


Weisbuch, M., Grunberg, R.L., Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2016). Exposure to variability in facial emotion influences beliefs about the stability of psychological characteristics. Emotion, 16, 957-964.





Slepian, M.L., Camp, N.P., & Masicampo, E.J. (2015). Exploring the secrecy burden: Secrets, preoccupation, and perceptual judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, e31-e42.


Slepian, M.L., Ferber, S.N., Gold, J.M., & Rutchick, A.M. (2015). The cognitive consequences of formal clothing. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 661-668.


Slepian, M.L. (2015). Disentangling multimodal processes in social categorization. Cognition, 136, 396-402.


Slepian, M.L., Masicampo, E.J., & Ambady, N. (2015). Cognition from on high and down low: Verticality and construal level. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 1-17.


Young, S.G., Slepian, M.L., & Sacco, D.F. (2015). Sensitivity to perceived facial trustworthiness is increased by activating self-protection motives. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 607-613.





Slepian, M.L. & Ambady, N. (2014). Simulating sensorimotor metaphors: Novel metaphors influence sensory judgments. Cognition, 130, 309-314.

 **Featured as Editor's Choice, Science (2014), 343, 230-231.


Slepian, M.L., Bogart, K.R., & Ambady, N. (2014). Thin slice judgments in the clinical context. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 10, 131-153.


Slepian, M.L., Masicampo, E.J., & Ambady, N. (2014). Relieving the burdens of secrecy: Revealing secrets influences judgments of hill slant and distance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 293-300.


Slepian, M.L., Oikawa, M., & Smyth, J.M. (2014). Suppressing thoughts of evaluation while being evaluated. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 31-39.


Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Pauker, K., Bastian, B., & Ambady, N. (2014). Fluid movement and fluid social cognition: Bodily movement influences essentialist thought. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 111-120.


Young, S.G., Slepian, M.L., Wilson, J.P., & Hugenberg, K. (2014). Averted eye-gaze disrupts configural face encoding. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 94-99.




Rutchick, A.M. & Slepian, M.L. (2013). Handling ibuprofen increases pain tolerance and decreases perceived pain intensity in a cold pressor test. PLoS ONE8, e56175.


Slepian, M.L., Young, S.G., Rutchick, A.M., & Ambady, N. (2013). Quality of professional players’ poker hands is perceived accurately from arm motions. Psychological Science, 24, 2335-2338.


Weisbuch, M., Slepian, M.L., Eccleston, C.P., & Ambady, N. (2013). Nonverbal expressions of status and system legitimacy: An interactive influence on race bias. Psychological Science, 24, 2315-2321.





Rule, N.O., Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2012). A memory advantage for untrustworthy faces. Cognition, 125, 207-218.


Slepian, M.L. & Ambady, N. (2012). Fluid movement and creativity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 625-629.


Slepian, M.L., Masicampo, E.J., Toosi, N.R., & Ambady, N. (2012). The physical burdens of secrecy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 619-624.


Slepian, M.L., Rule, N.O., & Ambady, N. (2012). Proprioception and person perception: Politicians and professors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1621-1628.


Slepian, M.L., Young, S.G., Rule, N.O., Weisbuch, M., & Ambady, N. (2012). Embodied impression formation: Trust judgments and motor cues to approach and avoidance. Social Cognition, 30, 232-240.





Rule, N.O., Rosen, K.S., Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2011). Mating interest improves women's accuracy in judging male sexual orientation. Psychological Science, 22, 881-886.


Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2011). Gender moderates the relationship between emotion and perceived gaze. Emotion, 11, 1439-1444.


Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Rule, N.O., & Ambady, N. (2011). Tough and tender: Embodied categorization of gender. Psychological Science, 22, 26-28.


Weisbuch, M., Ambady, N., Slepian, M.L., & Jimerson, D.C. (2011). Emotion contagion moderates the relationship between emotionally-negative families and abnormal eating behavior. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 716-720.





Rutchick, A.M., Slepian, M.L., & Ferris, B. (2010). The pen is mightier than the word: Object priming of evaluative standards. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 704-708.


Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Rutchick, A.M., Newman, L.S., & Ambady, N. (2010). Shedding light on insight: Priming bright ideas. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 696-700. 


Weisbuch, M., Slepian, M.L., Clarke, A., Ambady, N., & Veenstra-Vander Weele, J. (2010). Behavioral stability across time and situations: Nonverbal versus verbal consistency. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34, 43-56.