About me: After completing my B.A. and M.A. in Psychology at the College of William & Mary, I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2014 (with a concentration in Quantitative Methods).
My primary line of research examines affect and cognitive information processing styles, particularly how these processes interact to influence a variety of judgments, decisions, and behaviors. A second line of research explores the intersection of social cognition and clinical psychology.
Lair, E. C. (in press). Gender influences the feedback anger and disgust provide about construal use in likelihood judgments. Psychology of Men and Masculinities. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000235
Isbell, L. M., & Lair, E. C. (in press). Positive and negative affective states, assessment of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Lair, E. C., Jordan, L. N., Peters, R. M., & Nguyen, T. V. (2020). Emotion provides feedback about thinking styles to influence judgments about natural hazard likeliness and perceived preparedness. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 45. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101469.
Smith, C. V., Lair, E. C., & O'Brien, S. M. (2019). Purposely Stoic, Accidentally Alone? Self-Monitoring Moderates the Relationship between Emotion Suppression and Loneliness. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 286-290.
Florez, I. A., Schulenberg, S. E., Lair, E. C. Wilson, K., & Johnson, K. (2019). Understanding the relationship between meaning and racial prejudice: Examining self-transcendence and psychological inflexibility in a sample of white college students. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.11.007
Hooks, C. N., Lair, E. C., & Gross, A. M. (2019). Examining the Impact of Geosocial Networking on the Sex Behaviors of Men Who Have Sex With Men. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-018-0065-3
Darden, M. C., Ehman, A. E., Lair, E. C., & Gross, A. M. (2019). Sexual compliance: Examining the relationship between sexual want, sexual consent, and sexual assertiveness. Sexuality & Culture, 23, 220-235. DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9551-1
Weber, M. C., Schulenberg, S. E., & Lair, E. C. (2018). University Employees' Preparedness for Natural Hazards and Incidents of Mass Violence: An Application of the Extended Parallel Process Model. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 1082-1091. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.03.032
Tkachuck, M. A., Schulenberg, S. E., & Lair, E. C. (2018). Natural disaster preparedness in college students: Implications for institutions of higher learning. Journal of American College Health, 66(4), 269-279. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1431897
Ehman, A. C., Lair, E. C., & Gross, A. M. (2018). The relationship between trait impulsivity and cyberbullying behavior is accounted for by sensation seeking. Journal of Bullying and Social Aggression, 1(1).
Isbell, L. M., Rovenpor, D. R., & Lair, E.C. (2016). The impact of negative emotions on self-concept abstraction depends on accessible information processing styles. Emotion, 16, 1040-1049.
Isbell, L. M., Lair, E. C., & Rovenpor, D. R. (2016). The impact of affect on out-group judgments depends on dominant information processing styles: Evidence from incidental and integral affect paradigms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(4), 485-497.
Isbell, L. M., & Lair, E. C. (2013). Moods, emotions, and evaluations as information. In D. Carlston (Ed.), Oxford handbook of social cognition (pp. 435-462). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Isbell L. M., & McCabe, J., Burns, K. C., & Lair, E. C. (2013). Who am I?: The influence of affect on the working self-concept. Cognition and Emotion, 27(6), 1073-1090.
Isbell, L. M., Lair, E. C., & Rovenpor, D. R. (2013). Affect-As-Information about processing styles: A cognitive malleability approach. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(2), 93-114.
Manuscripts In Preparation, Under Review, or Under Revision
Lair, E. C., Peters, R. M., Jordan, L. N., & Pal, S. (under review). General negative affect and need for cognition influence cognitive processing of everyday life events.
Ehman, A. C. & Lair, E. C. (under review). Putting the “Me” in Blame: Independent vs. Interdependent Construal Message Framing Effects on Sexual Assault Victim Blame and Avoidance.
Jordan, L. N., Curtis, P. D., & Lair, E. C. (in prep). Interdependent Construals and Emotion influence judgments of obese targets.
Lair, E. C., Isbell, L. M., & Rovenpor, D.R. (in preparation). Affect provides feedback about information processing styles and evaluative targets: social-cognitive mechanisms of voting preferences.
Lair, E. C. & Isbell, L. M. (in preparation). Incorporating moral actions into moral character: Cognitive processing styles and emotions influence moral impression formation.
Current Courses Offered
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University
Previous Courses Taught
University of Mississippi & University of Massachusetts Amherst