Kenneth DeMarree

PhD

Kenneth DeMarree.

Kenneth DeMarree

PhD

Kenneth DeMarree

PhD

Research Interests

Attitudes; metacognition; self

Contact Information

365 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-4110

Phone: (716) 645-0218

kgdemarr@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, Ohio State University

Current Research

My research examines the factors that predict whether or not people's mental contents (i.e., thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs) will have impact in guiding judgment and behavior. Some of this work examines different metacognitive aspects of the mental contents themselves, such as attitude certainty, ambivalence, or self-concept clarity that predict the impactfulness of those mental contents to which they refer.  Other work examines general mindsets that can affect reliance on one's mental contents more generally, such as trait and state levels or confidence and mindfulness-related concepts like decentering.

Selected Publications

  • DeMarree, K. G., Naragon-Gainey, K., & Giancola, A. (in press). Decentering constructs predict experience and tolerance of pain: Evidence from a cold pressor study. International Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Weng, J., & DeMarree, K. G. (2019). An examination of whether mindfulness can predict the relationship between objective and subjective attitudinal ambivalence. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 854.
  • Light, A. E., Rios, K., & DeMarree, K. G. (2018). Self-uncertainty and the influence of alternative goals on self-regulation. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(1), 24-36.
  • Itzchakov, G., DeMarree, K. G., & Kluger, A. N. (2018). The Listener Sets the Tone: High-Quality Listening Increases Attitude Clarity and Behavior-Intention Consequences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(5), 762-778.
  • Naragon-Gainey, K., & DeMarree, K. G. (2017). Decentering attenuates the associations of negative affect and positive affect with psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(6), 1027-1047.
  • Lodi-Smith, J., & DeMarree, K. G. (Eds.). (2017). Self-concept clarity: Perspectives on assessment, research, and applications. New York, NY: Springer.
  • DeMarree, K. G., Clark, C. J., Wheeler, S. C., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2017). On the pursuit of desired attitudes: Wanting a different attitude affects information processing and behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 70, 129-142.
  • DeMarree, K. G., & Bobrowski, M. E. (2017). Structure and Validity of Self-Concept Clarity Measures. In J. Lodi-Smith & K. G. DeMarree (Eds.), Self-concept clarity: Perspectives on assessment, research, and applications (pp. 1-17). New York, NY: Springer.
  • DeMarree, K. G., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2015). Reducing subjective ambivalence by creating doubt: A metacognitive approach. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(7), 731-739.
  • Rios, K., DeMarree, K. G., & Statzer, J. (2014). Attitude certainty and conflict style: Divergent effects of correctness and clarity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(7), 819-830.
  • DeMarree, K. G., Wheeler, S. C., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2014). Wanting other attitudes: Actual–desired attitude discrepancies predict feelings of ambivalence and ambivalence consequences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53(1), 5-18.
  • DeMarree, K. G., & Rios, K. (2014). Understanding the relationship between self-esteem and self-clarity: The role of desired self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 202-209.
  • DeMarree, K. G., Loersch, C., Briñol, P., Petty, R. E., Payne, B. K., & Rucker, D. D. (2012). From primed construct to motivated behavior: Validity perceptions in automatic goal pursuit. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(12), 1659-1670.
  • Briñol, P., & DeMarree, K. G. (Eds.). (2012). Social metacognition. New York, NY: Psychology Press.