My interests lie broadly in group processes and social influence. My specific research topics include ostracism, social loafing and social compensation, stealing thunder, Internet research, and psychology & law.
Psychology & Law
Social Loafing & Social Compensation
Awarded NSF (0519209-BCS) Grant on "Ostracism and Aggression," 2005-2008, $434,530.
Awarded ARC Discovery Grant on "Ostracism and Aggression," 2004-2009, $300,000.
Awarded ARC Discovery Grant (with Neil Brewer and Lynne ForsterLee) on "The dynamics of witness confidence effects on juror judgments," 2003-2004. $138,000.
Awarded Flinders University Small Grant (with Neil Brewer) on project entitled, "Witness Confidence and Juror Decision Making," $15,238.
Awarded Macquarie University New Staff Scheme Grant, "Developing a Virtual Reality Laboratory: A New Paradigm for further studies of Ostracism," 2001-2002, $20,000.
Awarded ARC Large grant (A00103201) on project entitled, "Power and Consequence of Ostracism," $161,840, 2001-2003.
Awarded ARC Large grant (A10007248) on project entitled, "CyberOstracism: Effects of being ignored on the Internet." ($41,203 for Year 2000).
ARC Small grant (with Lara Dolnik) on project entitled "The dissuasive tactic
of stealing thunder," $12,000, 1999.
ARC Small grant (with Ladd Wheeler) on project entitled "Testing the
Visibility Dimension of Ostracism using an Event-Contingent Self-Recording
Method," $10,000, 1999.
Special Infrastructure Program (SIP) Grant to establish the Emotion and
Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory (Chief PI: R. Richardson, with S. Andrews,
R. Bryant, and P. Lovibond), $225,000, 1998.
ARC Large grant (A79800071) on project entitled, "Ostracism: The power of
silence." $145,000, 1998-2000.
ARC Small grant on project entitled, "The development of a world wide web
experimental paradigm to investigate ostracism," $12,858, 1998.
Investigator on University Research Awards and Fellowship Program Grant
(University of Toledo), "The Causes and Consequences of Social Ostracism,"
Investigator on University of Toledo Faculty Research Grant on ăHuman
Reactions to Being Ignored by a Group,ä $500, 1993.
Investigator on University of Toledo FRAF grant on "Investigations Into Social
Loafing and Social Compensation in Cohesive and Intimate Relationships,"
Investigator on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute Grant for research on
"Alcohol and Sexual Harassment," $2,000, 1988.
of the 1987 American Society of Trial Consultant's "Research Prize" for
paper entitled, "Stealing thunder: A preemptive strategy for persuasion and
impression management" co-authored with Robert Croyle.
Investigator on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute Grant (65-0025) for research
on "Alcohol and Persuasion," $3,807, 1987.
Director for NSF Grant for Psychology Microcomputer Laboratory at Drake
University, $53,044, 1985.
University Computer Assisted Instruction grant for developing the use of the
Macintosh for Psych 2 (The Science of Psychology), ($1,000), 1984.
of the 1980 American Association for the Advancement of Science
Socio-Psychological (AAAS) Prize for "Many hands make light the work:
Social loafing as a social disease" with B. Latané and S. Harkins.
Presented with $1,000 in Toronto, Canada, 1982.
from an Office of Naval Research Grant "Increasing productivity through social
structure," with Latané and Harkins, $18,000, 1980.
Development Program award on new course development with J. Rankin for course
"The Psychology of Sex Differences," $900, 1980.
University Faculty Development Grant for research on, "Effects of cohesiveness
and identifiability on social loafing in word-processing pools," $999, 1979.
University Faculty Development Grant for "A cross-cultural investigation of
social loafing in Japan," $1,000, 1981.