Education & Positions

Grants & Fellowships

Professional Activities

Publications

Teaching

 
Education:
  Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004 - 2006
Ph.D., Social and Personality Psychology, Cornell University, 2004
B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1998
 

Professional Positions

 

2013 – present        Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Washington State University
2006 – 2013           Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

 
 

Research Grants and Fellowships

 

Institute for Education Studies, Cognition and Student Learning
Title: The Impact of Theories of Intelligence on Self-Regulated Learning Strategies and Performance Improvement

Award Period: 2013-2017
Role: Principal Investigator
Total award: $1,599,996

Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
Title: Naïve realism and overconfidence in persuading others

Award Period: 2011-2012
Role: Principal Investigator
Total award: $13,000

Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
Title: How Does Goal Focus Influence Confidence, Anxiety and Goal Progress?

Award Period: 2008-2009
Role: Principal Investigator
Total award: $13,000

Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
Title: Feelings of dissimilarity to the prototype as contributors to the gender gap in computer science careers

Award Period: 2007-2008
Role: Principal Investigator
Total award: $16,000

Graduate Research Grant, Cornell University
Title: Understanding a (lack of) self-insight through theories of intelligence

Award Period: 2003-2004
Role: Principal Investigator
Total award: $1,200

Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies

Award Period: 2003-2004
Total award: $2,000

Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Award Period: 2003
Total award: $300

Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University

Award Period: 2001-2002
Total award: $15,000

Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University

Award Period: 1998-1999
Total award: $15,000

   
 

Editorial and Review Activities

 

Editorial Board Member: Social Cognition, 2012-2014

Editorial Assistant, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Attitudes and Social Cognition, 2000-2002

Technical Editor, Social

Reviewer, Granting Agencies: US-Israeli Bi-national Science Foundation, National Science Foundation

Reviewer, Journals: Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Child Development, Group Dynamics,Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Research in Personality, Learning and Individual Differences, Memory and Cognition, Psychological Reports and Perceptual Motor Skills, Psychological Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Self and Identity, Sex Roles, Social Cognition, Social and Personality Psychology Compass,

   
 

Professional Memberships

 

Member, Society for the Study of Motivation
               Program co-chair, 2012-2014
Council representation, 2013-2014
Member, Society for Experimental Social Psychology
Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Member, American Marketing Association                               
Member, Association for Psychological Science
Member, American Psychological Association

   
 

Publications
* denotes students co-authors.

 

 

Ehrlinger, J., Readinger, W. O., & Kim, B. (In Press) Decision Making and Cognitive Biases. In H.S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2E. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. [request a copy]

Ross, L., Ehrlinger, J., & Gilovich, T.D., (In Press). The Bias Blind Spot and its Implications.In Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action. K.D. Elsbach, A.B. Kayes, & D.C. (Eds.) Pearson Prentice Hall: [request a copy]

Ehrlinger, J., & *Shain, E. A. (2014). How accuracy in students’ self perceptions relates to success in learning. In V.A. Benassi, C.E. Overson, & C.M. Hakala (Eds.). Applying science of learning in education: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/asle2014/index.php. [pdf]

Fay*, A.J., Jordan, A.H., & Ehrlinger, J. (2012). How social norms promote misleading social feedback and inaccurate self-assessment. Compass: Social and Personality Psychology, 6(2), 206-216. [pdf]

Sparks*, E.A., & Ehrlinger, J. (2012). Psychological contributors to the failure to anticipate unintended consequences. Compass: Social and Personality Psychology, 6(5), 417-427. [pdf]

Eibach, R.P., Libby, L.K., & Ehrlinger, J. (2012). Unrecognized changes in the self contribute to exaggerated judgments of external decline. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34(3), 193-203.[pdf]

Conlon*, K.E., Ehrlinger, J., Eibach, R.P., Crescioni*, A.W., Alquist*, J.L., Gerend, M.A., & Dutton, G.R. (2011) Keeping one’s eyes on the prize: The longitudinal benefits of accomplishment focus on progress toward a weight loss goal. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47, 853-855. [pdf]

Crescioni*, A.W., Ehrlinger, J., Alquist*, J.L., Conlon*, K.E., Baumeister, R.F., & Dutton, G.R. (2011). High Trait Self-Control Predicts Positive Health Behaviors and Success in Weight Loss. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(5), 750-759. [pdf]

Eccles, D.W., Ward, P., Woodman, T., Janelle, C.M., Le Scanff, C., Ehrlinger, J., Castanier, C., & Coombes, S.A. (2011). Where’s the emotion? How sport psychology can inform research on emotion in human factors. Human Factors, 53, 180-202. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J. & Eibach, R.P (2011) How focalism contributes to the failure to anticipate unintended consequences. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 33, 59-68. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., Plant, E.A., Eibach, R.P., Columb*, C.J., Goplen*, J.L., Kunstman*, J.W., & Butz*, D.A. (2011) How exposure to the Confederate flag affects willingness to vote for Barack Obama. Political Psychology, 32(1), 131-146 [pdf]

Sparks*, E.A., Ehrlinger, J., & Eibach, R.P. (2011). Failing to commit: Maximizers avoid commitment in a way that contributes to reduced satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 72-77. [pdf]

Eibach, R.P., & Ehrlinger, J. (2010). How Far We’ve Come versus How Far We Have Left to Go: Reference Points in Men’s and Women’s Judgments of Progress towards Gender Equality. Sex Roles, 63 (11), 882-893.[pdf]

Ehrlinger, J. & Mitchum*, A. (2010) How beliefs in the ability to improve influence accuracy in and use of metacognitive judgments. Advances in Psychology Research, 69, 229-238. [pdf]

Eibach, R.P., Libby, L.K., & Ehrlinger, J. (2009). Priming Family Values: How Being a Parent Affects Moral Evaluations of Harmless but Offensive Acts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(5), 1160-1163. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J. (2008). Self-views and self theories as sources of error in self-assessment. Compass: Social and Personality Psychology, 2, 382-398  [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., Johnson, K.L., Banner*, M., Dunning, D.A., & Kruger, J.  (2008). Why the unskilled are unaware: Further explorations of (absent) self-insight among the incompetent. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 105, 98-121.[pdf]

Eibach, R.P. & Ehrlinger, J.  . (2006). “Keep your eyes on the prize”: Reference points and group differences in assessing progress towards equality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.[pdf]

Dweck, C.S. & Ehrlinger, J. (2006). Implicit theories and conflict resolution. In The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. M. Deutsch & P.T. Coleman (Eds.), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.[pdf]

Ehrlinger J., Gilovich, T.D., & Ross, L. (2005). Peering into the bias blind spot: People’s assessments of bias in themselves and others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.[pdf]

Strasser, R., Ehrlinger, J., Bingman, V.P. (2004) Transitive behavior in hippocampal-lesioned pigeons. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 63, 181-188. [pdf]

Ehrlinger J. & Dunning, D.A. (2003). How chronic self-views influence (and mislead) estimates of performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 5-17. [pdf]

Dunning, D.A., Johnson, K.L., Ehrlinger, J., & Kruger, J. (2003) Why people fail to recognize their own incompetence. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 83-87. [pdf]

   
  Teaching
   
 
Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught

Social Psychology
Honors Social Psychology
Why People Believe Weird Things (Freshman Writing Seminar)

Current Issues in Social Psychology
Social Cognition

 

Doctoral Committee Chair
Crescioni, Albert W., graduate. (2012). The Frayed Edges of Willpower: Perceptions of Stress Impair Self-Regulatory Performance. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Sparks, Erin A, doctoral candidate. (2013). Locus of Control Orientation Determines the Impact that Mere Imaginings about the Future Have on Judgments of Other People. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

  Doctoral Committee Member
Mitchum, Ainsley L, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State University
Kunstman, Jonathan W, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State University
Doerr, Celeste E, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Roring, Roy, graduate, (2008) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Cokely, Edward, graduate, (2007) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
 

Master's Committee Chair
Fay, Adam J, graduate. (2011). How polite behavior limits social feedback and contributes to erroneous self and social judgment, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Columb, Corey J, graduate. (2010). Symbol of Hate or Pride: The ironic effect of exposure to the Confederate flag on judgment and behavior, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Sparks, Erin A, graduate. (2010). The cost of seeking the best: Maximizing eliminates beneficial dissonance reduction after committing to a choice, Department of
Psychology, Florida State University

Shain, Elizabeth Ashley, masters candidate (2015). Department of Psychology, Washington State University

 

 

Master's Committee Member
Best, Ryan M, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Dachoach, Avner, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State Universiy.
Goplen, Joanna L, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Menzel, Andrew J, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Day, Stephanie L, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Yordon, Ryan E, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Fox, Mark C, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Coyle, Jacqueline M, graduate, (2009) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.

 

  Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committee Chair
Lopez, Brooks, graduate, (2009) Self Theories: Tasks and Decisions. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Gould, Crystal, graduate, (2008). Do social norms in posture contribute to gender differences in confidence? Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Muldoon, Abigail, student, (2012). The effect of pluralistic ignorance on women’s interest in STEM fields.Department of Psychology, Florida State University