Research in the lab uses a variety of cognitive, behavioural, and physiological measurements including reaction time, signal detection, facial electromyography, cardiovascular activity, temperature, eye movement, and hormones.

Publications & Recent Presentations

Philipp, M. C., & Lombardo, L. (2017). The effects of verbal swearing on social pain.European Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2264
Accepted post-print & Open Data

Williams, M., Bååth, R. A., & Philipp, M. C. (2017, February 27). The Bayes factor: A bridge to Bayesian inference. Retrieved from

Drummond, A., & Philipp, M. C. (2017). Commentary: “Misguided Effort with Elusive Implications” and “A Multi-Lab Pre-Registered Replication of the Ego Depletion Effect.” Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 273. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00273

Towers, A., Philipp, M. C., & Dulin, P. (2016). The “health benefits” of moderate drinking in older adults may be better explained by socioeconomic status. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw152

Towers, A, Williams, M. N. , Hill, S., Philipp, M, & Flett, R. (2016). What makes for the most intense regrets? Comparing the effects of several theoretical predictors of regret intensity. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1941. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01941

Hagger, M. S., Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Alberts, H., Anggono, C.O., Batailler, C., Birt, A., Brand, R., Brandt, M.J., Brewer, G., Bruyneel, S., Calvillo, D.P., Campbell, W.K., Cannon, P.R., Carlucci, M., Carruth, N., Cheung, T., Crowell, A., De Ridder, D.T.D., Dewitte, S., Elson, M., Evans, J.R., Fay, B.A., Fennis, B.M., Finley, A., Francis, Z., Heise, E., Hoemann, H., Inzlicht, M., Koole, S.L., Koppel, L., Kroese, F., Lange, F., Lau, K., Lynch, B.P., Martijn, C., Merckelbach, H., Mills, N.V., Miyake, A., Mosser, A.E., Muise, M., Muller, D., Muzi, M., Nalis, D., Nurwanti, R., Otgaar, H., Philipp, M., Primoceri, P., Rentzsch, K., Ringos, L., Schlinkert, C., Schmeichel, B.J., Schoch, S.F., Schrama, M., Schütz, A., Stamos, A., Tinghög, G., Ullrich, J., vanDellen, M., Wimbarti, S., Wolff, W. Yusainy, C., Zerhouni, O., & Zweinenberg, M. (2016). A multi-lab pre-registered replication of the ego- depletion effect. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 546-573. doi: 10.1177/1745691616652873
Preregistration & Open Data

Bear, T., Philipp, M., Hill, S., & Mündel, T. (2016). A preliminary study on how hypohydration affects pain perception. Psychophysiology, 53, 605–610. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12610

Greenaway, K. H., Storrs, K. R., Philipp, M. C., Louis, W. R., Hornsey, M. J., & Vohs, K. D. (2015). Loss of control stimulates approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 235-241. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.10.009

Owren, M., Philipp, M., Vanman, E., Trivedi, N., Schulman, A., & Bachorowski, J. (2013). Understanding spontaneous human laughter. In E. Altenmüller, S. Schmidt, & E. Zimmerman (Eds.), Evolution of emotional communication: From sounds in nonhuman mammals to speech and music in man. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583560.003.0011

Philipp, M., Storrs, K., & Vanman, E. (2012). Sociality of facial expressions in immersive virtual environments: A facial EMG study. Biological Psychology, 91, 17-21. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.05.008

Student Projects

Shabeena Hussain (2016), BHlthSci Honours: Social pain and empathy: An investigation using the Toronto Empathy Questionnaire and the Empathy Quotient

Linda Krug (2016), BSc Honours: In the Eye of the Beholder: Does Social Pain Change Eye Dwell-time?

Tayla Reti (2016), BA Honours: Measuring implicit association between sport and drinking behaviours in New Zealand adolescents

Olivia Williams (2015), BA Honours: Laughter Contagion: A Study of the Congenitally Deaf.

Sarah Duffield (2012), BPsycSc Honours Thesis: Cognitive intervention of implicit race bias: The role of group salience

Laura Lombardo (2012), BPsycSc Honours Thesis: Hurt feelings and four letter words: The effects of verbal swearing on social pain

Magen Seymour-Smith (2012), BPsycSc Honours Thesis: Female Mate Selection Strategies and Preferences Following Cues of Social Acceptance and Rejection

Micheal Simpson (2012), BPsycSc Honours Thesis: Observing the Macbeth effect: An exploratory study examining the association between threatened moral purity and cleansing behaviour