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Books

Petrocelli, J. V. (2021). The life-changing science of detecting bullshit. St. Martin’s Press.

 

Publications

Petrocelli, J. V., Curran, J. M., & Stall, L. M. (2024). Bullshit can be harmful to your health: Bullibility as a precursor to poor decision making. Current Opinion in Psychology, 55(1), Article 101769

Petrocelli, J. V. (2023). Persuasive bullshitters and the insidious bullshit hypothesis. Skeptical Inquirer, 47(5), 26-30.  

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Silverman, H. E., & Shang, S. X. (2023). Social perception and influence of lies vs. bullshit: A test of the insidious bullshit hypothesis. Current Psychology, 42, 9609-9617. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Seta, C. E., & Seta, J. J. (2023). Lies and bullshit: The negative effects of misinformation grow stronger over time. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37, 409-418. 

Stall, L. M., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2023). Countering conspiracy theory beliefs: Understanding the conjunction fallacy and considering disconfirming evidence. Applied Cognitive Psychology37, 266-276. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2022). Politically oriented bullshit detection: Attitudinally conditional bullshit receptivity and bullshit sensitivity. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 25, 1635-1652. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2021). Bullshitting and persuasion: The persuasiveness of a disregard for the truth. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60, 1464-1483. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2021). Expert bullshit detection. Skeptic, 26(3), 47-53. 

 

Vohs, K. D., Schmeichel, B. J., Lohmann, S., Gronau, Q. F., Finley, A., ... Petrocelli, J. V., ... & Albarracín, D. (2021). A multi-site preregistered, paradigmatic test of the ego depletion effect. Psychological Science, 32, 1566-1581. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Watson, H. F., & Hirt, E. R. (2020). Self-regulatory aspects of bullshitting and bullshit detection. Social Psychology, 51, 239-253. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2020). Bullshit and its detection: The conditions under which common, everyday bullshit is most likely to emerge. Skeptic, 25(2), 50-55. 

 

Street, R. L., Petrocelli, J. V., Amroze, A., Bergelt, C., Murphy, M., Wieting, J. M., & Mazor, K. M. (2020). How communication “failed” or “saved the day”: Counterfactual accounts of medical errors. Journal of Patient Experience, 7, 1247-1254. 

 

Taha, A. E., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2020). Advertising opinions. Tulsa Law Review, 56, 77-108. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2018). Antecedents of bullshitting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 249-258. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., & Whitmire, M. B. (2017). Emotion decoding and incidental processing fluency as antecedents of attitude certainty. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 924- 939. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Rubin, A. L., & Stevens, R. L. (2016). The sin of prediction: When mentally simulated alternatives compete with reality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 1635-1652. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Williams, S. A., & Clarkson, J. J. (2015). The bigger they come, the harder they fall: The paradoxical effect of regulatory depletion on attitude change. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 58, 82-94. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Kammrath, L. K., Brinton, J. E., Uy, M. R., Cowens, D. F. L. (2015). Holding on to what might have been may loosen (or tighten) the ties that bind us: A counterfactual potency analysis of previous dating alternatives. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 50-59. 

 

Seta, C. E., Seta, J. J., Petrocelli, J. V., & McCormick, M. (2015). Even better than the real thing: Alternative outcome bias affects decision judgments and decision regret. Thinking and Reasoning, 21, 446-472. 

 

Taha, A. E., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2015). Disclosures about disclosures: Can conflict of interest warnings be made more effective? Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 12, 236-251. 

 

Dowd, K. W., Petrocelli, J. V., & Wood, M. T. (2014). Integrating information from multiple sources: A metacognitive account of self-generated and externally-provided anchors. Thinking and Reasoning, 20, 315-332. 

 

Taha, A. E., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2014). Sending mixed messages: Investor interpretations of disclosures of analyst stock ownership. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20, 68-77. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Clarkson, J. J., Whitmire, M. B., & Moon, P. E. (2013). When ab ≠ c – c’: Published errors in the reports of single mediator models. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 595- 601. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2013). Pitfalls of counterfactual thinking in medical practice: Preventing errors by using more functional reference points. Journal of Public Health Research, 2, 136-143. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Seta, C. E., & Seta, J. J. (2013). Dysfunctional counterfactual thinking: When simulating alternatives to reality impedes experiential learning. Thinking and Reasoning, 19, 205-230. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Seta, C. E., & Seta, J. J. (2012). Prefactual potency: The perceived likelihood of alternatives to anticipated realities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1467- 1479. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Seta, C. E., Seta, J. J., & Prince, L. B. (2012). "If only I could stop generating counterfactual thoughts": When counterfactual thinking interferes with academic performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1117-1123. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., & Harris, A. K. (2011). Learning inhibition in the Monty Hall Problem: The role of dysfunctional counterfactual prescriptions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1297-1311. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Percy, E. J., Sherman, S. J., & Tormala, Z. L. (2011). Counterfactual potency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 100, 30-46. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Clarkson, J. J., Tormala, Z. L., & Hendrix, K. S. (2010). Perceiving stability as a means to attitude certainty: The role of implicit theories of attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 874-883. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2010). Validity of research conclusions. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (Vol. 3, pp. 1596-1599). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Martin, J. L., & Li, W. Y. (2010). Shaping behavior through malleable self-perceptions: A test of the forced-agreement scale effect (FASE). Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 213-221. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., & Sherman, S. J. (2010). Event detail and confidence in gambling: The role of counterfactual thought reactions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 61-72. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., & Crysel, L. C. (2009). Counterfactual thinking and confidence in blackjack: A test of the counterfactual inflation hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1312-1315. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., & Dowd, K. (2009). Ease of counterfactual thought generation moderates the relationship between need for cognition and punitive responses to crime. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1179-1192. 

 

Sherman, J. W., Kruschke, J. K., Sherman, S. J., Percy, E. J., Petrocelli, J. V., & Conrey, F. R. (2009). Attentional processes in stereotype formation: A common model for category accentuation and illusory correlation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 96, 305-323. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2008). [Review of the book Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (2nd ed.)]. Journal of Social Psychology, 148, 775-777. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2007). The utility of a computer-assisted power analysis lab instruction. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 248-252. 

 

Kay, A. C., Jost, J. T., Mandisodza, A. N., Sherman, S. J., Petrocelli, J. V., & Johnson, A. L. (2007). Panglossian ideology in the service of system justification: How complementary stereotypes help us to rationalize inequality. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 39, pp. 305-358). Academic Press. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Tormala, Z. L., & Rucker, D. D. (2007). Unpacking attitude certainty: Attitude clarity and attitude correctness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 92, 30-41. 

 

Johnson, A. L., Crawford, M. T., Sherman, S. J., Rutchick, A. M., Hamilton, D. L., Ferreira, M., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2006). A functional perspective on group memberships: Differential need fulfillment in a group typology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 707-719. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., & Smith, E. R. (2005). Who I am, who we are, and why: Links between emotions and causal attributions for self and group-discrepancies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1628-1642. 

 

Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., Petrocelli, J. V., Bates, J. M., & Owens-Hennick, L. A. (2005). Depression and somatic complaints among male juvenile offenders: Differentiating somatizers from non-somatizers with the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI). Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 16, 566-576.

 

Cohen, P. J., Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., Bradshaw, C. P., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2005). Examining readiness for change: A preliminary evaluation of the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) with a male incarcerated adolescent sample. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 38, 45-62.

 

Strano, D. A., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2005). A preliminary examination of the role of inferiority feelings in the academic achievement of college students. Journal of Individual Psychology, 61, 80-89.

 

Trusty, J., Thompson, B., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2004). Practical guide for reporting effect size in the Journal of Counseling & Development. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82, 107-110.

 

Scarborough, Z., Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., Stefurak, J., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2004). Clusterderived groupings of the Behavior Assessment System for Children among male juvenile offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 39, 1-17.

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2003). Hierarchical multiple regression in counseling research: Common problems and possible remedies. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 36, 9-22. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Calhoun, G. B., & Glaser, B. A. (2003). The role of general family functioning in the quality of the mother-daughter relationship of female African American juvenile offenders. Journal of Black Psychology, 29, 378-392.

Petrocelli, J. V. (2003). Factor validation of the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale: Evidence for a short version. Journal of Social Psychology, 143, 405-413. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). Ambivalent Sexism Inventory: Where’s the ambivalence? American Psychologist, 57, 443-444. 

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). More on the consequences of savage reviews. APS Observer, 15(2), 7.

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). Effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral therapy for general symptomatology: A meta-analysis. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 27, 92-115.

 

Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). Processes and stages of change: Counseling with the transtheoretical model of change. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 22-30. 

 

Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). Personality characteristics of male juvenile offenders by adjudicated offenses as indicated by the MMPI-A. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 29, 183-201.

 

Glaser, B. A., Campbell, L. F., Calhoun, G. B., Bates, J. M., & Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). The Early Maladaptive Schema Questionnaire–Short Form: A construct validity study. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 35, 2-13.

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., & Campbell, L. F. (2001). Personality and affect characteristics of outpatients with depression. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 162-175.

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., & Campbell, L. F. (2001). Cognitive schemas as mediating variables of the relationship between the self-defeating personality and depression. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 23, 183-191.

 

Petrocelli, J. V., Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., & Campbell, L. F. (2001). Early maladaptive schemas of personality disorder subtypes. Journal of Personality Disorders, 15, 546-559. Petrocelli, J. V. (2000). [Review of the book Scientist-practitioner perspectives on test interpretation]. Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training, 37, 106.

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