Mark A. Barnett, Ph.D.
Office: BH 422/502
Research interests generally concern individuals' social-emotional responses to others. Recent studies have examined (a) the factors associated with individuals’ willingness to engage in various minor moral and legal violations, (b) antisocial and prosocial teasing in children, and (c) children’s reactions to peers with various undesirable characteristics. Other areas of study have included the factors that influence the development and expression of prosocial emotions (e.g., empathy) and behaviors (e.g., sharing), sex-role stereotyping and sex differences, and perceptions of parental discipline.
Barnett, M. A., Vitaglione, G. D., Bartel, J. S., & Sanborn, F. W. (2000). Perceptions of self-oriented and other-oriented "everyday" helpers. Current Psychology, 19, 87-109.
Quackenbush, S. W., & Barnett, M. A. (2001). Recollection and evaluation of critical experiences in moral development: A cross-sectional examination. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 23, 55-64.
Vitaglione, G. D., & Barnett, M. A. (2003). Assessing a new dimension of empathy: Empathic anger as a predictor of helping and punishing desires. Motivation and Emotion, 27, 301-325.
Barnett, M. A., Bartel, J. S., Sanborn, F. W., Burns, S. R., & Wilds, S. J. (2003). Volunteering to assist the homeless: Public service announcements and Individual differences. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 12, 205-219.
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 (pp. 1165-1166). 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 (pp. 577-578). New York: Springer
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.
Current Graduate Students
- Natalie Barlett
- Jennifer Livengood
- Tammy Sonnentag
- Taylor Wadian