Selected Lab Publications

Journal Articles

Howansky, K., Albuja, A., & Cole, S. (in press). Seeing gender: Perceptual representations of transgender individuals. Social and Personality Psychological Science

Balcetis, E., Riccio, M., Duncan, D., & Cole, S. (in press). Keeping the goal in sight: Testing the influence of narrowed visual attention on physical activity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Howansky, K., Dominick, J.K., & Cole, S. (in press). The look of success or failure: Biased self-perceptions serve as informational feedback during goal pursuit. Motivation Science

Mallinas, S., Crawford, J., & Cole, S. (2018). Political opposites do not attract: The effects of ideological dissimilarity on impression formation. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6, 49-75.

Cole, S., Trope, Y., & Balcetis. E. (2016). In the eye of the betrothed: Perceptual downgrading in romantic self-control conflicts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 879-892.

Balcetis, E., Cole, S., & Bisi, A. (2016). Near and nothing to it: Perceived proximity improves exercise by increasing feasibility appraisals. Motivation Science, 1, 203-218.

Stern, C., Balcetis, E., Cole, S., West, T., & Caruso, E. (2016). Government instability shifts skin tone representations of and intentions to vote for political candidates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 76-95.

Cole, S., Riccio, M., & Balcetis, E. (2014). Focused and fired up: Narrowed attention produces perceived proximity and increases goal-relevant action. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 815-822.

Cole, S., & Balcetis, E. (2013). Sources of resources: Bioenergetic and psychoenergetic resources influence distance perception. Social Cognition, 31, 711-722.

Balcetis, E., Cole, S., Chelberg, M., & Alicke, M. (2013). Searching out the ideal: Awareness of ideal body standards predicts lower global self-esteem in women. Self and Identity, 12, 99-113. 

Cole, S., Balcetis, E., & Dunning, D. (2013). Affective signals of threat increase perceived proximity. Psychological Science, 24, 34-40. 

Cole, S., Balcetis, E., & Zhang, S. (2013). Visual perception and regulatory conflict: Motivation and physiology influence distance perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 18-22.

Riccio, M., Cole, S., & Balcetis, E. (2013). Seeing the expected, the desired, and the feared: Influences on perceptual interpretation and directed attention. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 401-414.

Stern, C., Cole, S., Gollwitzer, P., Oettingen, G., & Balcetis, E. (2013). Effects of implementation intentions on anxiety, perceived proximity, and motor performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 623-635. 

Balcetis, E., & Cole, S. (2009). Body in mind: The role of embodied cognition in self-regulation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, 759-774. 

Book Chapters

Balcetis, E., Cole, S., & Sherali, S. (2014). The motivated and mindful perceiver: Relationships among motivated perception, mindfulness, and self-regulation. In E. Langer, Ngnoumen, & Le, A. (Eds). Handbook of Mindfulness (pp. 200-215). New York: Wiley.  

Balcetis, E., & Cole, S. (2014). Motivated distance perception serves action regulation. In Forgas, J. & Harmon-Jones, E. (Eds). The Control Within: Motivation and its Regulation. New York: Psychology Press.

Balcetis, E., & Cole, S. (2013). On misers, managers, and monsters: The social cognition of visual perception. In Carlston, D. (Ed). Handbook of Social Cognition. (pp. 329-351). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cole, S., & Balcetis, E. (2010). Of visions and desires: Biased perceptions can serve self-protective functions. In C. Sedikides & M. Alicke (Eds). Handbook of Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection (pp. 155-173). New York: Guilford Press.