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Ian Newby-Clark

Ian Newby-Clark

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I am interested in how we think about ourselves and others and how we believe we are perceived by others. My work is influenced by social judgement researchers who emphasize the differences between self-perception and other-perception (i.e., the self-other asymmetry). My graduate students and I are working on a theoretical paper in which we analyze the nature of the self-other asymmetry and its implications for (in)accuracy in interpersonal judgement. My empirical work focuses on implications of the self-other asymmetry. In particular, I have demonstrated that people anticipate being judged “guilty by association” by others when a peer behaves inappropriately. My students and I are investigating the behavioural implications of the guilty by association effect (i.e., physical distancing as a means of social distancing).

In other work, my students and I are exploring the role of micro expressions of emotion, and their detection, in interpersonal behaviour. In still other work, my students and I are investigating what it means to label another’s behaviour as “irrational.” My methodology is primarily empirical, lab-based, and quantitative. Much of that work, though, also takes account of relevant individual differences (e.g., fear of negative evaluation, self-esteem), and I also conduct surveys in which I collect correlational data. In contrast to much work in social cognition, my studies often involve dyads and behavioural coding. Ultimately, my theoretical and empirical work is aimed at an enriched understanding of the self-other asymmetry.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Health Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Fortune, J. L., & Newby-Clark, I. R. (2008). My friend is embarrassing me: Exploring the guilty by association effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1440-1449.
  • Good, M., Grand, M. P., Newby-Clark, I. R., & Adams, G. R. (2008). The moderating effect of identity style on the relation between adolescent problem behavior and quality of psychological functioning. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 8, 221-248.
  • Gottlieb, B. H., Still, E., & Newby-Clark, I. R. (2007). Types and precipitants of growth and decline in emerging adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22, 132-155.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Roysircar, G., & Newby-Clark, I. R. (2006). Development of the Cross-Cultural Coping Scale (CCCS): Implications of collective, avoidance, and engagement coping strategies for counseling and research. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 39, 161-181.
  • Newby-Clark, I. R. (2005). Plans and predictions for exercise frequency change. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 97-106.
  • Newby-Clark, I. R. (2004). Getting ready for the bad times: Self-esteem and anticipatory coping. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 309-316.
  • Newby-Clark, I. R., McGregor, I., & Zanna, M. P. (2002). Thinking and caring about cognitive inconsistency: When and for whom does attitudinal ambivalence feel uncomfortable? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 157-166.
  • Newby-Clark, I. R., & Ross, M. (2003). Conceiving the past and future. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 807-818.
  • Newby-Clark, I. R., Ross, M., Buehler, R., Koehler, D. J., & Griffin, D. (2000). People focus on optimistic and disregard pessimistic scenarios while predicting their task completion times. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 6, 171-182.
  • Rooney, J. A., Gottlieb, B. H., & Newby-Clark, I. R. (2009). How support-related managerial behaviors influence employees: An integrated model. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24, 410-427.
  • Ross, M., & Newby-Clark, I. R. (1998). Construing the past and future. Social Cognition, 16, 113-150.
  • Wood, J. V., Heimpel, S. A., Newby-Clark, I. R., & Ross, M. (2005). Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: Self-esteem differences in the experience and anticipation of success. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 764-780.

Ian Newby-Clark
Department of Psychology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

  • Phone: (519) 824-4120, 53517
  • Fax: (519) 837-8629

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