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Janice Kelly

Janice Kelly

Professor Kelly has primary research interests in: (1) the effects of cognitive states (mood), context (information distribution, time pressure), and social factors (gender composition, degree of acquaintance) on group and dyadic performance and interaction; (2) information exclusion, or being "out of the loop"; and (3) gender issues (sexual harassment, gender-emotion stereotypes, sexual relationships) .

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Social Cognition


  • Agnew, C. R., Carlston, D. E., Graziano, W. G., & Kelly, J. R.. (Eds.) (2010). ”And then a miracle occurs…” Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research. NY: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles:

  • Jones, E. E., Carter-Sowell, A. D., & Kelly, J. R. (2011). Participation matters: Psychological and behavior consequences of information exclusion in groups. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Process, 15, 331-325.
  • Jones, E. E., Carter-Sowell, A., Kelly, J. R., & Williams, K. D. (2009). ’I’m Out of the Loop’: Ostracism Through Information Exclusion. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 157-174.
  • Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2009). No pain, no gain: Negative mood leads to process gains in brainstorming groups. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 13, 75-88.
  • Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2007). Contributions to a group discussion and perceptions of leadershipL Does quantity always count more than quality? Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 11, 15-30.
  • Kelly, J. R., & Barsade, S. (2001). Emotions in small groups and work teams. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 86, 99-130.
  • Kelly, J. R., & Loving, T. J. (2004). Time pressure and group performance: Exploring underlying processes in the Attentional Focus Model. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 185-198.
  • Kelly, J. R., Murphy, J. D., Craig, T. Y., & Driscoll, D. M. (2005). How exposure to nonverbal behaviors associated with the likelihood to sexually harass affects the performance and perceptions of women. Sex Roles, 53, 689-701.
  • Kelly, J. R., & Spoor, J. R. (2007). Naive theories of mood in groups: A preliminary investigation. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 205-224.
  • Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly J. R. (2011). Sex differences in approaching friends with benefits relationships. The Journal of Sex Research, 48, 275-284
  • Spoor, J. R., & Kelly, J. R. (2009). Mood convergence in dyads: Effects of valence and leadership. Social Influence, 4, 282-297.
  • Spoor, J. R., & Kelly, J. R. (2004). The evolutionary significance of affect in groups: Communication and group bonding. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7, 401-415.
  • Vanderdrift, L., Lehmiller, J., & Kelly, J. R. (2012). Commitment in Friends with Benefits relationships: Implications for relational and safe-sex outcomes. Personal Relationships, 19, 1-13.
  • Wesselmann, E., & Kelly, J. R. (2010). Cat calls and culpability: Investigating the frequency and functions of stranger harassment. Sex Roles, 63, 451-462.

Other Publications:

  • Karau, S. J., & Kelly, J. R. (2004). Time pressure and team performance: An attentional focus integration. In B. Mannix, M. Neale, & S. Blount (Eds.), Research on managing groups and teams: Time in groups (pp. 185-212). Oxord, UK: Elsevier Ltd.
  • Kelly, J. R. (2004). Mood and emotion in groups. In M. B. Brewer & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Emotion and motivation: Perspectives on social psychology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kelly, J. R., & Agnew, C. R. (2012). Behavior and behavior assessment. In K. Deaux and M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, J. R., & Jones, E. E. (2012). Investigating emotions and affect in groups. Chapter to appear in A. B. Hollingshead & M. S. Poole (Eds.), Research Methods for Studying Groups: A Behind-the-Scenes Guide (pp. 154-172). Taylor & Francis/Routledge.
  • Kelly, J. R., & Spoor, J. R. (2006). Affective influences in groups. In J. Forgas (Ed.), Affect in social thinking and behavior (pp. 311-325). NY: Psychology Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Group Processes and Social Influence
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Women: A Psychological Perspective

Janice Kelly
Department of Psychological Sciences
Psychological Sciences Building, Room 2164
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1364
United States

  • Phone: (765) 494-9474
  • Fax: (765) 496-1264

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