Publications

Journal Articles

Lench, H. C., & GDarbor, K. E. (in press). Negative affective reactions reduce risk perception. Motivation and Emotion.

Liew, J., Lench, H. C., GKao, G., Yeh, Y-C., & Kwok, O. (in press). Testing a mediation model of math anxiety. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

Lench, H. C., & GBench, S. W. (in press). Economic indicators predict changes in college student optimism for life events. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Lench, H. C., Taylor, A. B., & GBench, S. W. (in press). An alternative approach to analysis of mental states in experimental social cognition research. Behavior Research Methods.

Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., GKaplan, R. L., & Safer, M. A. (2013). Like Schrödinger’s cat, the impact bias is both dead and alive: Reply to Wilson and Gilbert. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 749-756.

Lench, H. C., GDarbor, K. E., & GBerg, L. A. (2013). Functional perspectives on emotion, behavior, and cognition. Behavioral Sciences, 3, 1-5.

GBench, S. W., & Lench, H. C. (2013). On the function of boredom. Behavioral Sciences,

Special Issue: Functional Perspectives on Emotion, Behavior, and Cognition, 3, 459-472.

Lench, H. C., GBench, S. W., & GFlores, S. A. (2013). Searching for evidence, not a war: Reply to Lindquist, Siegel, Quigley, and Barrett (2013). Psychological Bulletin, 139, 264-268.

GDarbor, K. E., & Lench, H. C. (2013). Regulating the impact of emotions to improve decisions. In Changiz Mohiyeddini (Ed.), Psychology of Emotions.  New York: Nova Science.

GDarbor, K. E., & Lench, H. C. (2013). Anger and aggression. In M. Shally-Jensen (Ed.), Mental Health Care Issues in America. ABC-CLIO (Praeger).

Lench, H. C., Levine, L. J., & Whalen, C. K. (2013). Exasperating or exceptional? Parents’ interpretations of their child’s ADHD behavior. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 141-151.

Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., GKaplan, R. L., & Safer, M. A. (2012). Accuracy and artifact: Reexamining bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 584-605.

Lench, H. C., & GBench, S. W. (2012). Automatic optimism: Why people assume their futures will be bright. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 347-360.

Lench, H. C., & GFlores, S. A. (2012). The fast and the dangerous: The speed of events influences risk judgments. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 178-187.

Lench, H. C., GFlores, S. A., & GBench, S. W. (2011). Discrete emotions predict changes in cognition, judgment, experience, behavior, and physiology: A meta-analysis of experimental emotion elicitations. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 834-855.

Lench, H. C., Safer, M. A., & Levine, L. J. (2011). Focalism and the underestimation of future emotion: When it’s worse than imagined. Emotion, 11, 278-285.

Lench, H. C. (2011). Understanding optimism as an emotional response to the future. In P. R. Brandt (Ed.), Psychology of Optimism. (pp. 167-174). New York: Nova Science.

Lench, H. C. (2011). Personality and health outcomes: Making positive expectations a reality. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12, 493-507.

Lench, H. C., Schlegel, R., & Berry, C. (2010). Guide for Elementary Statistics for Psychology. Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishers.

Lench, H. C., Levine, L. J., & URoe, E. (2010). To the pointe: Predictors of dancer’s health. Dance Science & Medicine, 14, 163-170.

***student undergraduate thesis

GDavis, E., Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., & Quas, J. A. (2010). Metacognitive emotion regulation: Children’s awareness that changing thoughts and goals can alleviate negative emotions. Emotion, 10, 498-510.

Lench, H. C., & Levine, L. J. (2010). Motivational biases in memory for emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 401-418.

Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., & Safer, M. A. (2009). Functions of remembering and misremembering emotion. Applied Cognitive Psychology, Special Issue: What the Hell is it for?, 23, 1059-1075.

***selected as lead article of special issue

Lench, H. C., GBench, S. W., GFlores, S. A., & Ditto, P. H. (2009). Automatic optimism: The role of desire in judgments about the likelihood of future events. In E. P. Lamont (Ed.), Social Psychology: New Research. (pp. 55-79). New York: Nova Science.

***reprinted in P. R. Brandt (Ed.), Psychology of Optimism, 2011, Nova Science.

Lench, H. C. (2009). Automatic optimism: The affective basis of judgments about the likelihood of future events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138, 187-200.

***selected for APA New Investigator Award, 2010

Lench, H. C. (2008). The consequences of emotion: The relation of approach and avoidance goals to persistence, affective judgments and health. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Publishers.

Lench, H. C., & Levine, L. J. (2008). Goals and responses to failure: Knowing when to hold them and when to fold them. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 127-140.

Lench, H. C., & Ditto, P. H. (2008). Automatic optimism: Biased use of base rate information for positive and negative events. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 631-639.

Lench, H. C., & Chang, E. S. (2007). Belief in an unjust world: When beliefs in a just world fail. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 126-135.

Quas, J. A., & Lench, H. C. (2007). Arousal at encoding, arousal at retrieval, interviewer support, and children’s memory for a mild stressor. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, 289-305.

Price, P. C., Smith, A. R., & Lench, H. C. (2006). The effect of target group size on risk judgments and comparative optimism: The more, the riskier. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 382-398.

Lench, H. C., Quas, J. A., & Edelstein, R. (2006). My child is better than average: The extension and restriction of unrealistic optimism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 2963-2979.

Lench, H. C. (2006). Anger Disorders: Diagnosing unrecognized mood disorders. In T. Plante (Ed.), Mental Disorders of the New Millennium (pp. 53-72). Westport Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.

Levine, L. J., Safer, M. A., & Lench, H. C. (2006). Remembering and misremembering emotions. In L. J Sanna & E. C. Chang (Eds.), Judgments over time: The interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (pp. 271-290). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lench, H. C., & Levine, L. J. (2005). Effects of fear on risk and control judgments and memory: Implications for health promotion messages. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 1049-1069.

Quas, J. A., Wallin, A. R., Papini, S., Lench, H. C., & Scullin, M. H. (2005). Suggestibility, social support, and memory for a novel experience in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 91, 315-341.

Lench, H. C. (2004). Anger management: Diagnostic differences and treatment implications. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 512-531.

Haynes, S. N., & Lench, H. C. (2003). Incremental validity of new clinical assessment measures. Psychological Assessment, 15, 456-466.

Price, P. C., Pentecost (Lench), H. C., & Voth, R. D. (2002). Perceived event frequency and the optimistic bias: Evidence for a two-process model of personal risk judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 242-252.

Book Chapters

Levine, L.J., Safer, M.A., & Lench, H.C. (2006). Remembering and misremembering emotions. In L.J. Sanna & E.C. Chang (Eds.), Judgments over time: The interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (pp. 271-290). New York: Oxford University Press. Click here to be taken to Amazon.com’s website for purchase options. Note: a new browser window will open.

Lench, H.C. (2006). Anger Disorders: Diagnosing unrecognized mood disorders. In T. Plante (Ed.), Mental Disorders of the New Millennium (pp. 53-72). Wesport, Conneticut: Praeger Publishers. Click here to be taken to Amazon.com’s website for purchase options. Note: a new browser window will open.

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