Representative Research Activity

Publications (= click for pdf file; all others by request to


Book Chapters:


Focella, E., & Stone, J.  (in press).  The use of hypocrisy for promoting environmentally sustainable behaviors. In H. van Tripp (Ed.) Encouraging Sustainable Behavior.  Psychology Press.

Stone, J., Chalabaev, A., & Harrison, C. K. (2011). Stereotype threat in sports. In M Inzlicht & T. Schmader (Eds) Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application (pp. 217-230). Oxford University Press. 

Stone, J.  (2011).  Consistency as a basis for behavioral interventions:  Using hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance to motivate behavior change.  In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds) Cognitive Consistency: A Fundamental Principle in Social Cognition (pp. 346-367).  Guilford Press.

Stone, J.  (2011).  The use of hypocrisy to motivate health attitude and behavior change.  In P. Anand, V. Strecher & R. Batra (Eds).  Leveraging consumer psychology for effective health communications (pp. 186-203).  The Society for Consumer Psychology series.  New York: M.E. Sharpe Inc. 

Stone, J., & Focella, E.  (2010).  Post-Decisional Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection:  The role of the self in dissonance.  In M. Alicke and C. Sedikides (Eds). The Handbook of Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection (pp. 323-359). New York:  Guilford Press

Stone, J.  (2010).  The power of the self-consistency motive in social life.  In M. H. Gonzales, C. Tavris, and J. Aronson (Eds.) The scientist and the humanist:  A festschrift in honor of Elliot Aronson (pp 133-158). New York:  Psychology Press.

Stone, J., & Fernandez, N. C.  (2008).  How behavior influences attitudes:  Cognitive dissonance processes.  In W. Crano & R. Prislin (Eds).  Attitudes and Attitude Change (pp 314-334).  New York:  Psychology Press.

Olson, J. M., & Stone, J.  (2005).  The Influence of Behavior on Attitudes.  In D. Albarracín, B. T. Johnson, & M. P. Zanna, (Eds.) The Handbook of Attitudes. (pp. 223-272). Mahwah, NJ:  Erlbaum

Stone, J.  (2001).  Behavioral discrepancies and construal processes in cognitive dissonance. In G. Moskowitz (Ed.). Cognitive Social Psychology: The Princeton Symposium on the Legacy and Future of Social Cognition (pp.41-58). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Cooper, J., & Stone, J. (2000).  Cognitive dissonance and the social group. In M. Hogg and D. Terry (Eds.), Attitudes, Behavior and Social Context: The Role Of Norms And Group Membership (pp. 227-244). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Stone, J.  (1999).  What exactly have I done? The role of self-attribute accessibility in dissonance. In E. Harmon-Jones &. J. Mills (Eds.). Cognitive Dissonance: Progress on a Pivotal Theory in Social Psychology (pp. 175-200). Washington, D. C.: APA.


Journal Articles:


Moskowitz, G. B. & Stone, J.  (in press). The proactive control of stereotype activation: Implicit goals to not stereotype.  The Journal of Psychology.

Voisin, D., Stone, J., & Becker, M. (in press). The role of normative standards on the mode of cognitive dissonance reduction among smokers.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Stone, J.  (2012).  A hidden toxicity in the term student-athlete: Stereotype threat for athletes in the college classroom. Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, 2(1), 179-197

Moskowitz, G. M., Stone, J., & Childs, A. (2012). Implicit stereotyping and medical decisions: Unconscious stereotype activation in practitioners' thoughts about African Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 102(5), 996–1001.

Bean, M. G., & Stone, J. (2011).  Another view from the ground:  How laws like SB1070 and HB2281 erode the intergroup fabric of our community.  Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-2415.2011.01267.x

Stone, J., & Fernandez, N.C. (2011).  When less failure causes more dissonance: The role of elaboration and recall in behavior change following hypocrisy.  Social Influence, 6, 199-211.

Stone, J., & Moskowitz, G. B.  (2011).  Nonconscious racial bias in medical decision-making:  What can be done to reduce it?  Medical Education, 45, 768-776.

Stone, J., Whitehead, J., Schmader, T., and Focella, E.  (2011).  Thanks for asking: Self-affirming questions reduce backlash when stigmatized targets confront prejudice.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 589-598.

Stone, J., & Focella, E. (2011).  Hypocrisy, dissonance and the self-regulation processes that improve health.  Self and Identity, 10, 295-303.

Moskowitz, G. B., Li, P., Ignarri, C., & Stone, J. (2011).  Compensatory cognition associated with egalitarian goals.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 365-370.

Harrison, C. K., Stone, J., Shapiro, J., Yee, S., Boyd, G. A., & Rullan, V.  (2009).  The role of gender identities and stereotype salience with the academic performance of male and female college athletes.  Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 33, 78-90.

Chalabaev, A., Stone, J., Sarrazin, P., & Croizet, J. C.  (2008).  Investigating physiological and self-reported mediators of stereotype lift effects on a motor task.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 18-26.

Chalabaev, A., Sarrazin, P., Stone, J., & Curry, F.  (2008).  Do Achievement Goals Mediate Stereotype Threat? An Investigation on Females’ Soccer Performance. Journal of Exercise and Sport Psychology, 30, 143-158.

Stone, J., & McWhinnie, C.  (2008).  Evidence that blatant versus subtle stereotype threat cues impact performance through dual processes.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 273-280.

Stone, J., & Cooper, J.  (2003).  The effect of self-attribute relevance on how self-esteem moderates attitude change in dissonance processes.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 508-515.

Stone, J.  (2003).  Self-consistency for low self-esteem in dissonance processes:  The role of self-standards. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 846-858.

Stone, J.  (2002).  Battling doubt by avoiding practice: The effects of stereotype threat on self-handicapping in White athletes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1667-1678

Stone, J., & Cooper, J.  (2001).  A self-standards model of cognitive dissonance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 228-243.

Galinsky, A., Stone, J., & Cooper, J.  (2000).  The reinstatement of dissonance and psychological discomfort following failed affirmations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 123-147.

Stone, J., Lynch, C., Sjomeling, M. & Darley, J. M.  (1999).  Stereotype threat effects on Black and White athletic performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 1213-1227.

Stone, J., Perry, Z. W., & Darley, J. M.  (1997).  White men can’t jump: Evidence for the perceptual confirmation of racial stereotypes following a basketball game.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 19(3), 291-306.

Stone, J., Wiegand, A. W., Cooper, J., & Aronson, E. (1997).  When exemplification fails: Hypocrisy and the motive for self-integrity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 72 (1), 54-65.

Stone, J., Aronson, E., Crain, A. L., Winslow, M. P., & Fried, C. B.  (1994).  Inducing hypocrisy as a means of encouraging young adults to use condoms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20 (1), 116-128.

Aronson, E., Fried, C. B., & Stone, J.  (1991).  Overcoming denial and increasing the intention to use condoms. American Journal of Public Health, 81 (12), p. 1636-1638.