Mark A. Barnett, Ph.D.

barnettContact Information

Office: BH 422/502

Phone: 532-0603

E-mail: barn@ksu.edu

Research Interests

Research interests generally concern individuals' social-emotional responses to others.  Recent studies have examined (a) antisocial and prosocial teasing in children, and (b) children’s reactions to peers with various undesirable characteristics.  Other areas of study have included the factors associated with individuals’ willingness to engage in various minor moral and legal violations, the factors that influence the development and expression of prosocial emotions (e.g., empathy) and behaviors (e.g., helping), sex-role stereotyping and sex differences, and perceptions of parental discipline.

Selected Publications

Barnett, M. A., *Burns, S. R., *Sanborn, F. W., *Bartel, J. S., & **Wilds, S. J. (2004). Antisocial and prosocial teasing among children: Perceptions and individual differences. Social Development, 13, 292-310.

Barnett, M. A., *Sanborn, F. W., & **Shane, A. C. (2005). Factors associated with individuals' likelihood of engaging in various minor moral and legal violations. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 77-84.

Barnett, M. A. (2007). Moral development. In R. Baumeister & K. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Barnett, M. A., *Barlett, N. D., *Livengood, J. L., **Murphy, D. L., & **Brewton, K. E. (2010). Factors associated with children's anticipated responses to ambiguous teases. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171, 54-72.

Barnett, M. A., *Livengood, J. L., *Sonnentag, T. L., *Barlett, N. D., & **Witham, R. Y. (2010). Children's anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics: Role of peers' desire to change, effort to change, and outcome. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171, 262-269.

Barnett, M. A. (2011). Prosocial behavior. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development. New York: Springer.

*Sonnentag, T. L., & Barnett, M. A. (2011). Emotional self-regulation. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development. New York: Springer.

Barnett, M. A., *Sonnentag, T. L., *Livengood, J. L., **Struble, A. L., & *Wadian, T. W. (2011). Role of fault attributions and desire, effort, and outcome expectations in children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with various undesirable characteristics. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 173, 317-329.   

Barnett, M. A., *Sonnentag, T. L., & *Wadian, T. W. (2012). Factors associated with children’s acceptance or rejection of hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics. Interpersonal Acceptance (Newsletter of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection), 6, 1-3.

**Struble, A. L., *Wadian, T. W., *Sonnentag, T. L., *Livengood, J. L., & Barnett, M. A. (2013). An investigation of the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 18, 17-22.

*Sonnentag, T. L., & Barnett, M. A. (2013). An exploration of moral rebelliousness with adolescents and young adults. Ethics & Behavior, 23, 214-236.

Barnett, M. A., **Nichols, M. B., *Sonnentag, T. L., & *Wadian, T. W. (2013). Factors associated with early adolescents' anticipated emotional and behavioral responses to ambiguous teases on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2225-2229.

Note: *graduate student, **undergraduate student

 

Graduate and undergraduate research assistants attend a weekly research meeting and are actively involved in all phases of group projects (e.g., study design and development of materials, data collection and analysis, write-up for presentation and/or publication).  Undergraduate assistants typically present the results of a group or independent project at the Department's Annual Undergraduate Research Convocation.

Current Graduate Students

  • Jennifer Livengood
  • Tammy Sonnentag
  • Taylor Wadian
  • Tucker Jones