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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Donal CarlstonDonal Carlston

Professor, Social

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 2160

E-mail: carlston@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-6899



Degree: Ph.D. Illinois, 1977

Research Interests:

I am interested in the cognitive generation and representation of information about people, especially as affected by implicit and explicit associative or inferential processes.

Recent Publications:

Agnew, C. R., Carlston, D. E., Graziano, W. G., & Kelly, J. R. (2010). Behavior and miracles. In C. R. Agnew, D. E. Carlston, W. G. Graziano, & J. R. Kelly (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 3-11). New York: Oxford University Press.

Carlston, D. E., & Graziano, W. G. (2010). Individuals, behavior, and what lies between the two. In C. R. Agnew, D. E. Carlston, W. G. Graziano, & J. R. Kelly (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 57-67). New York: Oxford University Press.

Carlston, D. E. (2010). Social Cognition. In R. Baumeister & E. Finkel (Eds.) AdvancedSocial Psychology (pp. 63-99). New York: Oxford University Press.

Carlston, D. E. (2010). Models of implicit and explicit mental representation. In B. Gawronski & B. K. Payne (Eds.) The Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition: Measurement, Theory and Applications (pp.38-61). New York: Guilford Press.

Wells, B.M., Skowronski, J. J., Crawford, M. T., Scherer, C. R., & Carlston, D. E. (2011). Inference making and linking both require thinking: Spontaneous trait inference and spontaneous trait transference both rely on working memory capacity.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1116-1126.