Publications

  • Pedersen, W.C., Ellison, J., & Miller, N. (in press).  Displaced aggression is alive and well. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression.
    Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Northover, S.B., Pedersen, W.C., Cohen, A., & Andrews, P.W. (in press).  Effect of artificial surveillance cues on moral judgment: Experimental failures to replicate and two meta-analyses. Evolution and Human Behavior.
  • Odell, A.P., Reynolds, G.L., Fisher, D.G., Huckabay, L.M., Pedersen, W.C., Xandre, P., & Miocevic, M. (2017). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggression, and illicit stimulant use: Is this self-medication. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205, 372-379. [pdf]
  • Northover, S.B., Pedersen, W.C., Cohen, A.B., & Andrews, P.W. (2017). Artificial surveillance cues do not increase generosity: Two meta-analyses. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38, 144-153. [pdf]
  • Clingan, S.E., Fisher, D.G., Pedersen, W.C., Reynolds, G.L., & Xandre, P. (2016). Impulsiveness and trait displaced aggression among drug using female sex traders. Addictive Behaviors, 60, 24-31.  [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Vasquez, E.A., Bartholow, B.D., Grosvenor, M., & Truong, A. (2014). Are you insulting me?  Exposure to alcohol primes increases aggression following ambiguous provocation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1037-1049. [pdf]
  • Yang, Y., Read, S. J., Denson, T. F., Xu, Y., Zhang, J., & Pedersen, W. C. (2014). The key ingredients of personality traits: Situations, behaviors, and explanations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 79-91. [pdf]
  • Vanman, E.J., Ryan, J.P., Pedersen, W.C., & Ito, T.A. (2013).  Probing prejudice with startle eyeblink modification: A marker of attention, emotion, or both?  International Journal of Psychological Research, 6, 30-41. [pdf]
  • Miller, L.C., Christensen, J.L., Pedersen, W.C., Putcha-Bhagavatula, A., & Appleby, P.R. (2013). Attachment Fertility Theory: Complex systems of mechanisms simplify sex, mating, and sexual risks.  Psychological Inquiry, 24, 211-220. [pdf]
  • Vasquez, E.A., Pedersen, W.C., Bushman, B.J., Kelley, N.J., Demeestere, P., & Miller, N. (2013).  Lashing out after stewing over public insults: The effects of public provocation, provocation intensity, and rumination on triggered displaced aggression.  Aggressive Behavior, 13, 13-29. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Denson, T.F., Goss, R.J., Vasquez, E.A., Kelley, N.J., & Miller, N. (2011). The impact of rumination on aggressive thoughts, feelings, arousal, and behavior.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 281-301. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Putcha-Bhagavatula, A., & Miller, L.C. (2011). Are men and women really that different?  Examining some of Sexual Strategies Theory (SST)’s key assumptions about sex-distinct mating mechanisms. Sex Roles, 64, 629-643. [pdf]
  • Denson, T.F., Pedersen, W.C., Friese, M, Hahm, A., & Roberts, L. (2011). Understanding impulsive aggression: Angry rumination and reduced self- control capacity are mechanisms underlying the provocation-aggression relationship.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 850-862.[pdf]
  • Wood, M.M., Fisher, D.G., Reynolds, G.L., Guzman, Y., & Pedersen, W.C. (2011). Literacy level and vocational training for substance-using Hispanic adults.  International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2, 42-54. [pdf]
  • Jaffe, A., Pedersen, W.C., Fisher, D.G., Reynolds, G.L., Hershberger, S.L., Reise, S., & Bentler, P. (2009). Drug use, personality and partner violence: A model of separate, additive, contributions in an active drug user sample.  The Open Addiction Journal, 2, 39-47. [pdf]
  • Ensari, N., Stenstrom, D.M., Pedersen, W.C., & Miller, N. (2009). The role of integral affect and category relevance on crossed categorization. Group Dynamics, 13, 281-299. [pdf]
  • Denson, T.F., Pedersen, W.C., Ronquillo, J., & Nandy, A.S. (2009). The angry brain: Neural correlates of anger, angry rumination, and aggressive personality. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 734-744. [pdf]
  • Denson, T. F., Fabiansson, E. C., Creswell, J. D., & Pedersen, W. C. (2009). Experimental effects of rumination styles on salivary cortisol responses. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 42-48. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Bushman, B.J., Vasquez, E.A., & Miller, N. (2008).  Kicking the (barking) dog effect: The moderating role of target attributes on triggered displaced aggression.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1382- 1395. [pdf]
  • Denson, T. F., Pedersen, W. C., Ronquillo, J., & Miller, N. (2008). Trait displaced aggression, physical health, and life satisfaction: A process model. In S. Boag (Ed.) Personality down under: Perspectives from Australia (pp. 203-211). Hauppauge, NY, US: Nova Science Publishers. [pdf]
  • Vasquez, E.A., Bartsch, V.O., Pedersen, W.C., & Miller, N. (2007).  The impact of aggressive priming, rumination, and frustration on prison sentencing.  Aggressive Behavior, 33, 477-485. [pdf]
  • Vasquez, E.A., Ensari, N., Pedersen, W.C., Tan, R.Y., & Miller, N. (2007). Personalization and differentiation as moderators of triggered displaced aggression toward out-group targets. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 297-319. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C. (2006).  The Impact of Attributional Processes on Triggered Displaced Aggression.  Motivation and Emotion, 30, 75-87. [pdf]
  • Denson, T.F., Pedersen, W.C., & Miller, N. (2006).  The Displaced Aggression Questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 1032- 1051. [pdf]
  • Miller, L.C., Pedersen, W.C., & Putcha-Bhagavatula, A.D. (2005). Promiscuity in an evolved pair-bonding system: Mating within and outside the Pleistocene box.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 290-291. [pdf]
  • Bushman, B.J., Bonacci, A.M., Pedersen, W.C., Vasquez, E.A., & Miller, N. (2005). Chewing on it can chew you up: Effects of rumination on triggered displaced aggression.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 969- 983. [pdf]
  • Vasquez, E.A., Denson, T.F., Pedersen, W.C., Stenstrom, D.M, & Miller, N. (2005). The Moderating Effect of Trigger Intensity on Triggered Displaced Aggression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 61-67. [pdf]
  • Bailey, C.E., Manis, F.R., Pedersen, W.C., & Seidenberg, M.S. (2004).  Variation among developmental dyslexics: Evidence from a printed word learning task.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 87, 125-154. [pdf]
  • Miller, N., Pedersen, W.C., Earleywine, M., & Pollock, V.E. (2003).  A theoretical model of triggered displaced aggression.  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 75-97. [pdf]
  • Miller, L.C., Putcha-Bhagavatula, A.D., & Pedersen, W.C. (2002). Men’s and women’s mating preferences: Distinct evolutionary mechanisms? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 88-97. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Aviles, F.E., Ito, T.A., Miller, N., & Pollock, V.E. (2002). Psychological experimentation on alcohol-induced human Aggression.  Aggression and Violent Behavior, 7, 293-312. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Miller, L.C., Putcha, A.D., & Yang, Y. (2002). Evolved sex differences in the number of partners desired? The long and the short of it. Psychological Science, 13, 157-161. [pdf]
  • La Voy, K., Pedersen, W.C., Reitz, J.M., Brauch, A.A., Luxenberg, T.M., & Nofsinger, C.C. (2001).  Children’s drawings: A cross-cultural comparison. School Psychology International, 22, 53-63. [pdf]
  • Pedersen, W.C., Gonzales, C., & Miller, N. (2000).  The moderating effect of trivial triggering provocation on displaced aggression.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 913-927. [pdf]
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Pedersen, W.C., & Miller, N. (2000).  Displaced aggression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 670- 689. [pdf]
  • Miller, L.C., Pedersen, W.C., Johnson, A.R., & Putcha, A.D. (2000).  For the short- term: Are women just looking for a few pairs of genes?  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 614-615. [pdf]
  • Miller, N., Pedersen, W.C., & Pollock, V.E. (2000).  Discriminative validity. In L. Bickman (Ed.), Donald Campbell’s legacy: Validity and social experimentation (pp. 65-99). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [pdf]
  • Miller, N. & Pedersen, W.C. (1999).  Assessing process distinctiveness. Psychological Inquiry, 10, 150-156. [pdf]