Pro-Social Behaviors Publications

Faculty fellows of the ISS’ collaborative project on Pro-Social Behaviors have published recently on their related research and have additional works in press.


Bohns, V. K. & DeVincent, L. A. (2018). “Rejecting unwanted romantic advances is more difficult than suitors realize.” Forthcoming in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Bohns, V. K., Newark, D. A. & Boothby, E. J. (2018). “When do we feel responsible for other people’s behavior and attitudes?” Forthcoming in S. Thye & E. Lawler (Eds.), Advances in Group Processes (vol. 35). New York: Emerald.

Kizilcec, R. F., Saltarelli, A., Reich, J. & Cohen, G. L. (2017). “Closing global achievement gaps in MOOCs.” Science, 355(6322): 251-252.

Kizilcec, R. F., Bakshy, E., Eckles, D., & Burke, M. (2018). “Social Influence and Reciprocity in Online Gift Giving.” Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

Liao, W., Bazarova, N. N., & Yuan, Y. C. (2018). “Unpacking medium effects on social psychological processes in computer-mediated communication using the social relations model”. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 23, 90-106

Maldonado-Mahauad, J., Pérez-Sanagustín, M., Kizilcec, R. F., Morales, N. & Munoz-Gama, J. (2018). “Mining theory-based patterns from Big data: Identifying self-regulated learning strategies in Massive Open Online Courses.” Computers in Human Behavior, 80: 179-196.

Margolin, D. & Liao, W. (2018). “The emotional antecedents of solidarity in social media crowds.” New Media & Society, 1–20. (Online only publication – citation is complete).

Sommers, R. & Bohns, V. K. (2018). “The voluntariness of voluntary consent: Consent searches and the psychology of compliance.” Forthcoming in Yale Law Journal, Vol. 128.


Bazarova, N. N., Choi, Y. H., Whitlock, J., Cosley, D. & Sosik, V. (2017). “Psychological distress and emotional expression on Facebook.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 20(3): 157-163.

French, M. & Bazarova, N. N. (2017). “Is anybody out there?: Understanding masspersonal communication through expectations for response across social media platforms.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22: 303-319.

Kizilcec, R. F. & Brooks, C. (2017). “Diverse Big Data and Randomized Field Experiments in MOOCs.” In C. Lang, G. Siemens, A. Wise, D. Gašević (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Analytics (pp. 211-222). Society for Learning Analytics Research.

Kizilcec, R. F. & Cohen, G. L. (2017). “Eight-minute self-regulation intervention raises educational attainment at scale in individualist but not collectivist cultures.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 114(17): 4348–4353.

Kizilcec, R. F., Perez-Sanagustin, M., & Maldonado, J. J. (2017). “Self-Regulated learning strategies predict learner behavior and goal attainment in Massive Open Online Courses.” Computers & Education, 104: 18-33.

Margolin, D., Hannak, A. & Weber, I. (2017). “Political Fact Checking on Twitter: When Do Corrections Have an Effect?” Political Communication, 35(2): 196-219.

Margolin, D. & Markowitz, D. M. (2017). “A Multitheoretical Approach to Big Text Data: Comparing Expressive and Rhetorical Logics in Yelp Reviews.” Communication Research. (Online only publication – citation is complete).

Newark, D. A., Bohns, V. K. & Flynn, F. J. (2017). “The value of a helping hand: Help-seekers’ predictions of help quality. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 139: 18-29.

Roghanizad, M. M. & Bohns, V. K.  (2017). “Ask in person: You’re less persuasive than you think over email.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69: 223-226.


Bohns, V. K. (2016). “(Mis)understanding our influence over others: A review of the underestimation-of compliance effect.” Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25: 119-123.

Bohns, V. K., Newark, D. & Xu, A. (2016). “For a dollar, would you…? How (we think) money influences compliance with our requests.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 134: 45-62.

Chang, P. F. & Bazarova, N. N.  (2016). “Managing Stigma: Exploring Disclosure-Response Communication Patterns in Pro-Anorexic Websites.” Health Communication, 31: 217-219.

Eckles, D., Kizilcec, R. F., & Bakshy, E. (2016). “Estimating peer effects in networks with peer encouragement designs.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113(27): 7316-7322.

Li, J., Kizilcec, R. F., Bailenson, J. N., & Ju, W. (2016). “Social Robots and Virtual Agents as Lecturers for Video Instruction.” Computers in Human Behavior, 55(B): 1222-1230.

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