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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:

  • Iannone, N. E., McCarty, M. K., & Kelly, J. R. (2014). Friends with each other but strangers to you: Source relationship softens ostracism’s blow. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18, 349-356.
  • 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., & Kelly, J. R. (2013). The psychological costs of knowledge specialization in groups: Unique expertise leads to feelings of ostracism. Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121, 174-182
  • Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2014). Sexual communication, satisfaction, and condom use behavior in Friends with Benefits and romantic partners. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 74-85.
  • 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
  • McCarty, M. K., Ianonne, N. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2014). Stranger danger: The role of perpetrator and context in moderating reactions to sexual harassment. Sexuality and Culture, 18, 739-758.
  • McCarty, M. K., & Kelly, J. R. (2015). Perceptions of dating behavior: The role of ambivalent sexism. Sex Roles, 72, 237-251.
  • McCarty, M. K., & Kelly, J. R. (2015). When door holding harms: Gender and the consequences of non-normative help. Social Influence.
  • McCarty, M. K., Kelly, J. R., & Williams, K. D. (2014). The cognitive costs of the counter-stereotypic: Gender, emotion, and social presence. Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 447-462.
  • 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.
  • Wegener, D. T., Kelly, J. R., Wallace, L., & Sawicki, V. (2014). Public opinions of biofuels: Attitude strength and willingness to use biofuels and buy flexible-fuel vehicles. Biofuels, 5(3), 249-259.
  • Wesselmann, E., & Kelly, J. R. (2010). Cat calls and culpability: Investigating the frequency and functions of stranger harassment. Sex Roles, 63, 451-462.
  • Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2010). “Why am I out of the loop?”: Attributions influence responses to information exclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1186– 1201.

Other Publications:

  • Agnew, C. R., & Kelly, J. R. (2010). Behavior and inter-individual processes. In Agnew, C. R. et al. (Eds), ”And then a miracle occurs…” Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research. NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2013). When a group just isn’t in the mood: Two approaches for leveraging affect to increase group performance. In C. Mohiyeddini, M. Eysenck, & S. Bauer (Eds.), Psychology of Emotions (pp. 111-125). Nova Science Publishers.
  • 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., McCarty, M. K., & Iannone, N. E. (2013). Interaction in small groups. In J. Delamater and A. Ward (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Psychology (2nd edition, pp. 413-438). NY: Plenum Publishers.
  • Kelly, J. R., McCarty, M. K., & Ianonne, N. (2014). The functions of shared affect in small groups and teams. Chapter in C. von Scheve & M. Salmela (Eds.), Collective emotions (pp. 175-188. Oxford, UK: Oxford University 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 of America

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

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