Elsaadawy, N., Carlson, E. C., & Human, L. J. (in press). Who influences meta-accuracy? It takes two to know the impressions we make. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 

Kerr, L. G., Borenstein-Laurie, J., Human, L. J. (2020). Are some first dates easier to read than others? The role of target well-being in distinctively accurate first impressions. Journal of Research in Personality, 88, 1-8. 

Tissera, H., Kerr, L. G., Carlson, E. N., & Human, L. J. (2020). Social anxiety and liking: Towards understanding the role of metaperceptions in first impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advanced Online Publication. 

Human, L. J., Rogers, K. H., & Biesanz, J. C. (2020). In-person, online, and up-close: The cross-contextual consistency of expressive accuracy. European Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.

Kerr, L. G., Tissera, H., McClure, M. J., Lydon, J. E., Back, M. D., & Human, L. J. (2020). Blind at first sight? The role of distinctively accurate first impressions in romantic interest. Psychological Science. Advance online publication.

Rau, R., Carlson, E. N., Back, M. D., Barranti, M., Gebauer, J., Human, L. J., Leising, D., & Nestler, S. (2019). Evidence of global positivity and trait specificity in perceiver effects across person impression contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

Human, L. J., Carlson, E. N., Geukes, K., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2020). Do accurate personality impressions benefit early relationship development? The bidirectional associations between accuracy and liking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(1), 199–212doi: 10.1037/pspp0000214

Huelsnitz, C. O., Neel, R., & Human, L. J. (2020). Accuracy in perceptions of fundamental social motives: comparisons to perceptions of big five traits and associations with friendship quality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 3-19. doi: 10.1177/0146167219838546

Orehek, E., Human, L. J., Sayette, M. A., Dimoff, J. D., Winograd, R. P., & Sher, K. (2020). Self-expression while drinking alcohol: Does alcohol influence accuracy and positivity of personality expression? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 109-123. doi: 10.1177/0146167219843933

Inagaki, T. K., & Human, L. J. (2020). Physical and social warmth: Warmer daily body temperature is associated with greater feelings of social connection. Emotion, 20, 1093-1097.

Capozzi, F., Human, L. J., & Ristic, J. (2019). Attention promotes accurate impression formation. Journal of Personality, 88, 544-554. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12509

Human, L. J., Mignault, M. C., Biesanz, J. C., & Rogers, K. H. (2019). Why are well-adjusted people seen more accurately? The role of personality-behavior congruence in naturalistic social settings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 465-482. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000193

Human, L. J., & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Cardiac vagal flexibility and personality impressions: Examining a physiological correlate of perceptive accuracy. Journal of Personality, 86, 1065-1077. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12375

Mignault, M. C., & Human, L. J. (2018). Perceiving the disordered personality. Invited Commentary. European Journal of Personality, 32, 525-624. 10.1002/per.2174

Magee, C., Buchtel, E., Human, L. J., Murray, D. R., & Biesanz, J. C. (2018). Is personality variability associated with adjustment? Journal of Research in Personality, 72, 22-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.08.005

Mignault, M. C., & Human, L. J. (2017). Hiring the good target: Toward more integration of expressive accuracy into personnel selection. Open Peer Commentary. European Journal of Personality, 31, 471-472. doi: 10.1002/per.2119

Human, L. J., Woolley, J. D., & Mendes, W. B. (2018). Effects of oxytocin administration on receiving help. Emotion, 18, 980-988. doi: 10.1037/emo0000369

Human, L. J., Thorson, K. R., Woolley, J. D., & Mendes, W. B. (2017). Combining oxytocin administration and positive emotion inductions: Examining associations with social perception and analytical performance. Hormones & Behavior, 90, 120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.03.002

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Human, L. J. (in press). Interpersonal perception. In K. Sweeny & M. L. Robbins (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Health Psychology, Volume 2 (The Social Bases of Health Behavior). Wiley.

Orehek, E., & Human, L. J. (2017). Self-expression on social media: Do tweets present accurate and positive portraits of impulsivity, self-esteem, and attachment style? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 60-70. doi: 10.1177/0146167216675332

Human, L. J., Chan, M., Ifthikhar, R., Williams, D., DeLongis, A., & Chen, E. (2016). Accuracy and positivity in adolescent perceptions of parent behavior: Links with adolescent psychological adjustment and proinflammatory profiles. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 796-805. doi: 10.1177/1948550616660590

Human, L. J., Dirks, M. D., DeLongis, A., & Chen, E. (2016). Congruence and incongruence in adolescents’ and parents’ perceptions of the family: Using response surface analysis to examine links with adolescent psychological adjustment. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 45, 2022-2035. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0517-z

Human, L. J., Thorson, K. R., & Mendes, W. B. (2016). Interactive effects between extraversion and oxytocin administration: Implications for positive social processes. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 735-744. doi: 10.1177/1948550616644964

Human, L.J., Whillans, A. V., Hoppmann, C., Klumb, P., Dickerson, S. S., & Dunn, E. W. (2015). Finding the middle ground: Curvilinear associations between positive affect variability and daily cortisol profiles. Emotion, 15, 705-720. doi:

Aknin, L. B., & Human, L. J. (2015). Give a piece of you: Gifts that reflect givers promote closeness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.04.006

Human, L. J., Chan, M., DeLongis, A., Roy, L., Miller, G. E., & Chen, E. (2014). Parental accuracy regarding adolescent daily experiences: Relationships with adolescent psychological adjustment and inflammatory regulation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 603-610. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000105

Aiken, A., Human, L. J., Alden, L. E., & Biesanz, J. C. (2014). Try to find me: Social anxiety and first impressions. Behavior Therapy, 45, 851-862. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.08.001

Human, L. J., Biesanz, J. C., Finseth, S., Pierce, B, & Le, M. (2014). To thine own self be true: Psychological adjustment promotes judgeability via personality-behavior congruence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 286-303. doi: 10.1037/a0034860

Human, L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2013). Targeting the good target: An integrative review of the characteristics and consequences of being accurately perceived. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 248-272. doi: 10.1177/1088868313495593

Letzring, T. D. & Human, L. J. (2013). An examination of information quality as a moderator of accurate personality judgment: Information about thoughts and feelings and behaviors increases distinctive accuracy. Journal of Personality, 82, 440-451. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12075

Human, L. J., Sandstrom, G. M., Biesanz, J. C.,& Dunn, E. w> (2013). Accurate first impressions leave a lasting impression: The long-term effects of accuracy on relationship development. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 395-402. doi: 10.1177/194855061246335

Human, L. J., Biesanz, J. C., Miller, G. E., Chen, E., Lachman, M., & Seeman, T. (2013). Is change bad? Personality change is associated with worse psychological well-being and greater metabolic syndrome. Journal of Personality, 81, 249-260. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12002

Human, L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2012). Accuracy and assumed similarity in first impressions of personality: Differing associations at different levels of analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 106-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.10.002

Human, L. J., Biesanz, J. C., Parisotto, K. L., & Dunn, E. W. (2012).  Your best self helps reveal your true self: Positive self-presentation results in more accurate personality impressions. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 3, 23-30. doi: 10.1177/ 1948550611407689

Human L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2011).   Target adjustment and self-other agreement: Utilizing trait observability to disentangle judgeability and self-knowledge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 202-216. doi: 10.1037/a0023782

Human L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2011).  Through the looking glass clearly: Accuracy and assumed similarity in well-adjusted individuals’ first impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 349-364. doi: 10.1037/a0021850

Biesanz, J. C., Human, L. J., Paquin, A.-C., Chan, M., Parisotto, K. L., Sarracino, J. & Gillis, R. L. (2011). Do we know when our impressions of others are valid?  Evidence for realistic accuracy awareness in first impressions of personality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 452-459. doi: 10.1177/1948550610397211

Lorenzo, G. L., Biesanz, J. C., & Human, L. J. (2010). What is beautiful is good and more accurately understood: Physical attractiveness and accuracy in first impressions of personality.  Psychological Science, 21, 1777-1782. doi: 10.1177/0956797610388048

Biesanz, J. C., & Human, L. J.  (2010).  The cost of forming more accurate impressions: Accuracy-Motivated perceivers see the personality of others more distinctively but less normatively than perceivers without an explicit goal. Psychological Science, 21, 589-594.  doi: 2010-09433-023

Dunn, E. W., Biesanz, J. C., Human, L., & Finn, S.  (2007). Misunderstanding the affective consequences of everyday social interactions: The hidden benefits of putting one’s best face forward. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 990-1005. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.92.6.990

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