PUBLICATIONS OF ROBERT EMMONS

Books  

          Emmons, R.A. (1999).  The psychology of ultimate concerns:  Motivation and spirituality in personality.  New York:  The Guilford Press.

          Rabin, A.I., Zucker, R.A., Emmons, R.A., & Frank, S. (Eds.).  (1990). Studying persons and lives.  New York:  Springer Publishing Company.

          Emmons, R.A., & McCullough, M.E. (Eds.).  The psychology of gratitude.  Under contract with Oxford University Press.  To be published 2002.

          Emmons, R.A. & Hill, J. (2001).  Words of gratitude for mind, body, and soul.  Radnor, PA: Templeton Foundation Press.

Edited Journal Issues

          McAdams, D.P., & Emmons, R.A. (Eds) (1995).  Levels and Domains in Personality.  Journal of Personality, Volume 63 (3).

          Emmons, R.A., & McCullough, M.E. (Eds.) (1999).  Religion in the Psychology of Personality.  Journal of Personality, Volume 67 (6).

Chapters and journal articles

In Press

            Emmons, R.A. & Shelton, C.S.  (in press).  Gratitude and the science of positive psychology.  In C.R. Snyder and S.J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology.  New York: Oxford University Press.

            Emmons, R.A. (in press).  Personal goals, life meaning, and virtue: Wellsprings of a positive life.  In C.L.M.   Keyes (Ed.), Flourishing: The positive person and the good life.  Washington, DC: American  Psychological Association.

            Emmons, R.A. (in press).  Striving for the sacred:  Personal goals, life meaning, and religion.  Journal of Social Issues.

            Emmons, R.A. (in press).  Gratitude.  In M.E.P. Seligman & C. Peterson (Eds.), The VIA taxonomy of human strengths and virtues.

    McCullough, M.E., Emmons, R.A., & Tsang, J. (in press). The grateful disposition: A conceptual and empirical topography.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

        Emmons, R.A., McCullough, M.E., & Tsang, J. (in press).  The measurement of gratitude.  In S. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology assessment.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

2001

          McCullough, M.E., Kirkpatrick, S., Emmons, R.A., & Larson, D. (2001).  Is gratitude a moral affect?  Psychological Bulletin, 127, 249-266.

2000

          King, L.A., & Emmons, R.A. (2000).  Assessment of motivation.  In A.E. Kazdin (Ed).,  Encyclopedia of Psychology (Vol. 5, pp. 320-324).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

          Emmons, R.A., & Crumpler, C.A. (2000).  Gratitude as a human strength:  Appraising the evidence.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19, 56-69.

          Emmons, R.A. (2000).  Spirituality and intelligence: Problems and prospects.  International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 10, 57-64.

          Emmons, R.A. (2000).  Is spirituality an intelligence?  Motivation, cognition, and the psychology of ultimate concern.  International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 10, 3-26.

          Emmons, R.A. (2000).  Personality and forgiveness.  In M. E. McCullough, K. I. Pargament, & C. E. Thoresen (Eds.),  The  frontiers of  forgiving:  Conceptual, empirical, and clinical perspectives (pp. 156-175).  New York:  The Guilford Press. 

1999

          Emmons, R.A. (1999).  Religion in the psychology of personality:  An introduction.  Journal of Personality, 67, 873-888.

           Emmons, R.A., & Crumpler, C.A. (1999).  Religion and spirituality?  The roles of  sanctification and the concept of God.  International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 9, 17-24.

1998

          Emmons, R.A., Cheung, C., & Tehrani, K. (1998).  Assessing spirituality through personal goals:  Implications for research on religion and subjective well-being.  Social Indicators Research, 45, 391-422.

          Emmons, R.A. (1998).  Religion and personality.  In H.G. Koenig (Ed.), Handbook of religion and mental health (pp. 63-74). San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

          Emmons, R.A. (1998).  A systems framework or systems frameworks?  Psychological Inquiry, 9, 148-150.

          Emmons, R.A., Colby, P.M., & Kaiser, H.A.  (1998).  When losses lead to gains:  Personal goals and the recovery of meaning.  In P.T.P. Wong & P.S. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning (pp. 163-178). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

1997

          Colby, P.M., & Emmons, R.A. (1997).  Emotional styles as predictors of social support: Links to perceived, requested, and observer reports of support.  In G.R. Pierce, I.G. Sarason, and B.     Sarason (Eds.), Sourcebook of theory and research on social support and personality (pp. 445-471).  New York:  Plenum.

          Emmons, R.A. (1997).  Motives and life goals.  In S. Briggs, R. Hogan, and J.A. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of personality psychology (pp. 485-512).   San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

1996

          Emmons, R.A. (1996).  Striving and feeling:  Personal goals and subjective well-being.  In J. Bargh & P. Gollwitzer (Eds.), The psychology of action:  Linking motivation and cognition to behavior (pp. 314-337).  New York:  Guilford.

1995

          Emmons, R.A. (1995).  Levels and domains in personality.  Journal of Personality, 63,  341-364.

          Emmons, R. A., & Colby, P.M. (1995).  Emotional conflict and well-being:  Relation to  perceived availability, daily utilization, and observer reports of social support.   Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 947-959.

          Emmons, R.A., & Kaiser, H. (1995).  Goal orientation and emotional well-being: Linking  goals and affect through the self.  In A. Tesser & L. Martin (Eds.), Goals and affect  (pp. 79-98).  New York:  Plenum.

          Ferrari, J.R., & Emmons, R.A. (1995).  Methods of procrastination and their relation to self-control and self-reinforcement.  Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 10, 1-8.

          Ferrari, J.R., & Emmons, R.A. (1995).  Procrastination as revenge:  Do people report using delays as a strategy for revenge?  Personality and Individual Differences, 15, 539-544.

          Sheldon, K., & Emmons, R. A. (1995).  Personal striving differentiation and integration.   Personality and Individual Differences, 18, 39-46.

1993

          Emmons, R.A. (1993).  Current status of the motive concept.  In R. Wolfe, R. Hogan, & K. Craik  (Eds.), Fifty years of personality psychology (pp. 187‑196).  New York:  Plenum Press.

          Emmons, R.A., King, L.A., & Sheldon, K. (1993).  Goal conflict and the self‑regulation of action.  In D.M. Wegner & J.W. Pennebaker (Eds.), Handbook of Mental Control (pp. 528‑551).  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice‑Hall.  

1992

          Emmons, R.A. (1992).  Abstract versus concrete goals:  Personal striving level, physical illness, and psychological well‑being.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 292‑300.

          Emmons, R. A. (1992).  The repressive personality and social support.  In H.S. Friedman (Ed.), Hostility, health, and coping (pp. 141‑150).  Washington, DC:  American Psychological  Association.

          Emmons, R.A., & King, L.A. (1992).  Thematic analysis, experience sampling, and personal goals. In C.A. Smith (Ed.), Motivation and personality:  Handbook of thematic content analysis (pp. 73‑86).  New York:  Cambridge University Press.

          King, L.A., Emmons, R.A., & Woodley, S. (1992).  The structure of inhibition.  Journal of Research in Personality, 26, 85‑102.

          Bradlee, P.M., & Emmons, R.A. (1992).  Locating narcissism within the interpersonal circumplex and the five-factor model.  Personality and Individual Differences, 13, 821-830.

1991

          Emmons, R.A. (1991).  Personal strivings, daily life events, and psychological and physical well‑being.  Journal of Personality, 59, 453‑472.

          Emmons, R.A., & McAdams, D.P. (1991).  Personal strivings and motive dispositions: Exploring the links.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 17, 648‑654.

          King, L.A., & Emmons, R.A. (1991).  Psychological, physical, and interpersonal correlates of emotional expressiveness, conflict, and control.  European Journal of Personality, 5, 131‑150.

1990

          King, L. A., & Emmons, R. A. (1990).  Ambivalence over expressing emotion:  Physical and psychological correlates.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 864‑877.

1989

          Emmons, R. A. (1989).  The personal striving approach to personality.  In L. A. Pervin (Ed.), Goal concepts in personality and social psychology (pp. 87‑126).   Hillsdale, NJ : Erlbaum.

          Emmons, R.A. (1989).  Exploring the relations between motives and traits:  The case of narcissism.  In D.M. Buss & N. Cantor (Eds.), Personality psychology:  Recent trends and emerging directions (pp. 32-44).  New York:  Springer-Verlag.

          Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1989).  On the personalization of motivation.  In T. K. Srull &  R. S. Wyer, Jr. (Eds)., Advances in social cognition, (V. 2., pp. 111‑122).  Hillsdale, N.J:  Erlbaum.

          Emmons, R.A.,  & King, L.A. (1989).  Personal striving differentiation and affective reactivity.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 478‑484.

1988

          Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1988).  Conflict among personal strivings:  Immediate and long‑term implications for psychological and physical well‑being.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 1040‑1048.

1987

          Emmons, R.A. (1987).  Narcissism:  Theory and measurement.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 11-17.

1986

          Emmons, R. A. (1986).  Personal strivings:  An approach to  personality and subjective well being.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1058-1068.

          Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986). Situation selection as a moderator of response consistency and stability.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1013-1019.

          Emmons, R. A., Diener, E., & Larsen, R. J. (1986).  Choice and avoidance of everyday situations and affect congruence:  Two models of reciprocal interactionism.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 815-826.

          Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986).  A goal-affect analysis of situational choice and avoidance.  Journal of Research in Personality, 20, 309-326

          Larsen, R. J., Diener, E., & Emmons, R. A. (1986).  Affect intensity and reactions to daily life events.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 803-815.

          Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986). Influence of impulsivity and sociability on subjective well-being.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 1211-1215.

          Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986).  An interactional approach to the study of personality and emotion.  Journal of Personality, 54, 371-384.

1985

          Diener, E., Emmons, R. A., Larsen, R. J., & Griffin, S. (1985).  The satisfaction with life scale.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 49, 71-75.

          Diener, E., Horowitz, J., & Emmons, R. A. (1985).  Happiness of the very wealthy.  Social Indicators Research, 16, 263-274.

          Diener, E., Larsen, R. J., Levine, S., & Emmons, R. A. (1985).  Intensity and frequency:  Dimensions underlying positive and negative affect.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 1253-1265.

          Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1985).  Factors predicting satisfaction judgments:  A comparative examination.  Social Indicators Research, 16, 157-167.

          Larsen, R. J., Diener, E., & Emmons, R. A. (1985).  An evaluation of subjective well‑being measures.  Social Indicators Research, 17, 1-17.

          Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1985).  Personality correlates of subjective well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 11, 89-97.

          Emmons, R. A., Diener, E., & Larsen, R. J. (1985).  Choice and avoidance of situations and congruence models of interactionism.  Personality  and Individual Differences, 6, 693-702.

1984

 

          Emmons, R. A. (1984).  Factor analysis and construct validity of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 48, 291-300.

          Diener, E., Larsen, R. J., & Emmons, R. A. (1984).  Person X situation interactions: choice of situations and congruence response models.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 580-592.

          Diener, E., & Emmons, R. A. (1984).  The independence of positive and negative affect.  Journal  of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 1105-1117. 

Translated Articles

          Emmons, R.A. (1997).  La contribution des but personnels au bonheur au sens a la vie.  Revue quebecoise de psychologie, 18, 1-20.  (French)

          Emmons, R.A. (1993).  Henkilokohtaiset tavoitteet-kognitiivis-emotionaalinen lahestymistapa persoonallisuuteen ja motivaatioon.  Psykologia, 28, 167-177.  (Finnish)

Reviews

          Emmons, R.A. (in press).  Measures of religiosity.  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. [Review of Measures of Religiosity, by P.C Hill and R. W. Hood Jr.]

          Emmons, R.A. (1997).  Uniting the self.  Contemporary Psychology, 42, 396-397. [Review of The Remembered Self, by J.A. Singer and P. Salovey]   

          Emmons, R.A., & Chow, D. (1994).  Happiness is everything, or is it?  Contemporary           Psychology, 39, 902-904. [Review of The Pursuit of Happiness, by D.G. Myers]

          Emmons, R.A. (1989).  The big three, the big four, or the big five?  Contemporary Psychology, 34, 644-646. [Review of 3 personality textbooks] well-being. Presented at a conference entitled Goals and Affect, held at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1993

             Emmons, R.A. (1993, August).  Relation of the introductory personality course to the psychology major.  Presented at a symposium entitled The undergraduate teaching of personality psychology (K. Craik, Chair) at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

             Emmons, R.A. (1993, July).  Striving and feeling:  Personal goals and psychological well-being.  Invited talk presented at the International Conference on Motivation and Action,  Ringberg, Germany.

             Emmons, R.A. (1993, May).  Goals and subjective well-being.  Invited talk, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

1992

             Emmons, R.A. (1992, November).  Goal striving conflict:  Issues in assessment, conceptualization, and application.  Presented at a symposium entitled "Intra‑personal conflict:  Its assessment and its role in psychopathology and therapy" (W. Lauterbach, Chair) at the 26th Annual Convention of  the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston.

             Emmons, R.A. (1992, September).  Personal goals:  A cognitive‑affective approach to personality and motivation.  Invited address to the Finnish Psychological Society, Helsinki, Finland.

1991

             Emmons, R.A. (1991, October).  The structure of inhibition:  Psychometric considerations and psychophysiological correlates.  Presented at the Social Psychophysiology premeeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Columbus, Ohio.

1988

             Emmons, R. A. (1988, May).  Should I or should I not:  Ambivalence over expressing emotion.  Presented at a conference entitled "The Self‑control of Cognition and Emotion", Nags Head Conference Center, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

             Emmons, R. A. (1988, April).  Exploring the relations between personal strivings and personality traits:  The case of narcissism.   Presented at a conference entitled "Emerging Issues in Personality Psychology", at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1987

             Emmons, R. A. (1987, December).  The personal striving approach to personality:  Content, stability, and change.  Presented at a conference entitled Beliefs about the Life Span at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin, West Germany.

             Emmons, R. A. (1987, August).  Current status of the motive concept.  Invited paper as part of a Division 8 symposium, 50 Years of Personality Psychology, at the 95th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York.