Michael E McCullough

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Is ego depletion too incredible? Evidence for the overestimation of the depletion effect
    Evan C Carter
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751
    Behav Brain Sci 36:683-4; discussion 707-26. 2013
  2. ncbi Problems with measuring peripheral oxytocin: can the data on oxytocin and human behavior be trusted?
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:1485-92. 2013
  3. ncbi Putting revenge and forgiveness in an evolutionary context
    Michael McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:41-58. 2013
  4. doi Cognitive systems for revenge and forgiveness
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:1-15. 2013
  5. pmc Harsh childhood environmental characteristics predict exploitation and retaliation in humans
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122104. 2013
  6. ncbi Rumination, fear, and cortisol: an in vivo study of interpersonal transgressions
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Health Psychol 26:126-32. 2007
  7. ncbi Rumination, emotion, and forgiveness: three longitudinal studies
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:490-505. 2007
  8. doi Religion, self-regulation, and self-control: Associations, explanations, and implications
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Psychol Bull 135:69-93. 2009
  9. doi Does devoutness delay death? Psychological investment in religion and its association with longevity in the Terman sample
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:866-82. 2009
  10. ncbi On the form and function of forgiving: modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Emotion 10:358-76. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Aversive Interpersonal Events, Psychopathology, Health
    Michael McCullough; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Forgiveness, Psychopathology, and Health--Equity Model
    Michael McCullough; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Aversive Interpersonal Events, Psychopathology, and Health
    Michael McCullough; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi Is ego depletion too incredible? Evidence for the overestimation of the depletion effect
    Evan C Carter
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751
    Behav Brain Sci 36:683-4; discussion 707-26. 2013
    ..Kurzban et al. present an alternative explanation for depletion; but based on statistical techniques that evaluate and adjust for publication bias, we question whether depletion is a real phenomenon in need of explanation. ..
  2. ncbi Problems with measuring peripheral oxytocin: can the data on oxytocin and human behavior be trusted?
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:1485-92. 2013
    ..An accurate, specific, and readily available method for measuring OT that can be adopted as the standard in the field is urgently needed for advances in our understanding of OT's roles in cognition and behavior. ..
  3. ncbi Putting revenge and forgiveness in an evolutionary context
    Michael McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:41-58. 2013
    ....
  4. doi Cognitive systems for revenge and forgiveness
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:1-15. 2013
    ..We review empirical evidence regarding the operation of these systems, discuss the causes of cultural and individual differences in their outputs, and sketch their computational architecture...
  5. pmc Harsh childhood environmental characteristics predict exploitation and retaliation in humans
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122104. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi Rumination, fear, and cortisol: an in vivo study of interpersonal transgressions
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Health Psychol 26:126-32. 2007
    ..Rumination about even moderately painful but nontraumatic life events and associated emotions are related to biological changes that may subserve social goals such as avoiding social threats. Items from the rumination scale are appended...
  7. ncbi Rumination, emotion, and forgiveness: three longitudinal studies
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:490-505. 2007
    ....
  8. doi Religion, self-regulation, and self-control: Associations, explanations, and implications
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Psychol Bull 135:69-93. 2009
    ..The authors conclude with suggestions for future research...
  9. doi Does devoutness delay death? Psychological investment in religion and its association with longevity in the Terman sample
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:866-82. 2009
    ..Survival differences were largely attributable to cross-sectional and prospective between-class differences in personality traits, social ties, health behaviors, and mental and physical health...
  10. ncbi On the form and function of forgiving: modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Emotion 10:358-76. 2010
    ..Consistent with evolutionary theorizing (McCullough, 2008), Study 2 revealed that forgiveness was uniquely associated with participants' perceptions that their relationships with their offenders retained value...
  11. ncbi Writing about the benefits of an interpersonal transgression facilitates forgiveness
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:887-97. 2006
    ..The Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory--18-Item Version (TRIM-18) is appended...
  12. ncbi The varieties of religious development in adulthood: a longitudinal investigation of religion and rational choice
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:78-89. 2005
    ..Gender, strength of religious upbringing, number of children, marrying, and agreeableness predicted membership in the trajectory classes. Results were largely consistent with the rational choice theory of religious involvement...
  13. ncbi Religiousness and the trajectory of self-rated health across adulthood
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:560-73. 2005
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  14. ncbi Forgiveness, forbearance, and time: the temporal unfolding of transgression-related interpersonal motivations
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, New, York, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:540-57. 2003
    ..The distinctiveness of each of these 3 parameters underscores the importance of studying forgiveness temporally...
  15. ncbi Gender and the natural history of self-rated health: a 59-year longitudinal study
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Health Psychol 23:651-5. 2004
    ..Men had higher self-rated health throughout most of adulthood than did women but had steeper linear rates of decline. As a result, the gender difference in self-rated health disappeared by late adulthood...
  16. ncbi Personality traits in adolescence as predictors of religiousness in early adulthood: findings from the Terman Longitudinal Study
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:980-91. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi Narcissists as "Victims": the role of narcissism in the perception of transgressions
    Michael E McCullough
    University of Miami, Coral, Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:885-93. 2003
    ..The exploitiveness/entitlement dimension of narcissism may be particularly useful for explaining why narcissistic people report higher rates of interpersonal transgressions in their daily lives...
  18. ncbi Gratitude in intermediate affective terrain: links of grateful moods to individual differences and daily emotional experience
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:295-309. 2004
    ..In addition, gratitude as an affective trait appeared to render participants' grateful moods somewhat resistant to the effects of discrete emotional episodes of gratitude...
  19. doi Conciliatory gestures facilitate forgiveness and feelings of friendship by making transgressors appear more agreeable
    Benjamin A Tabak
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Pers 80:503-36. 2012
    ..Results suggest that conciliatory gestures promote forgiveness in part by depicting transgressors as more sympathetic, considerate, fair, and just (i.e., agreeable)...
  20. pmc Evaluation of enzyme immunoassay and radioimmunoassay methods for the measurement of plasma oxytocin
    Angela Szeto
    Behavioral Medicine Research Center and Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:393-400. 2011
    ....
  21. ncbi The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography
    Michael E McCullough
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275 0442, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 82:112-27. 2002
    ..Neuroticism/negative affectivity, and Agreeableness. The development of the Gratitude Questionnaire, a unidimensional measure with good psychometric properties, is also described...
  22. ncbi Forgiveness, feeling connected to others, and well-being: two longitudinal studies
    Giacomo Bono
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:182-95. 2008
    ..However, changes in feelings of closeness toward the partner appeared to account for the associations of forgiveness with well-being, but not vice versa...
  23. ncbi Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life
    Robert A Emmons
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:377-89. 2003
    ..The effect on positive affect appeared to be the most robust finding. Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits...
  24. pmc Oxytocin indexes relational distress following interpersonal harms in women
    Benjamin A Tabak
    Department of Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Research Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:115-22. 2011
    ....
  25. doi Perceived transgressor agreeableness decreases cortisol response and increases forgiveness following recent interpersonal transgressions
    Benjamin A Tabak
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Biol Psychol 87:386-92. 2011
    ..Participants' own agreeableness and neuroticism had negligible associations with cortisol response and forgiveness over time...
  26. pmc Do humans really punish altruistically? A closer look
    Eric J Pedersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122723. 2013
    ..Together, these findings suggest that the case for altruistic punishment in humans-a view that has gained increasing attention in the biological and social sciences-has been overstated...
  27. ncbi Variation in oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphisms is associated with emotional and behavioral reactions to betrayal
    Benjamin A Tabak
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA and Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:810-6. 2014
    ..Furthermore, a second haplotype (A-rs237887, C-rs2268490) was associated with higher levels of post-betrayal satisfaction, and a third haplotype (G-rs237887, C-rs2268490) was associated with lower levels of post-betrayal satisfaction. ..
  28. ncbi Drinking games as a venue for sexual competition
    Liana S E Hone
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Evol Psychol 11:889-906. 2013
    ..Thus, the functional perspective we used to analyze them here may help to inform public health and university interventions and enable better identification of at-risk students. ..
  29. ncbi Forgiveness and justice: a research agenda for social and personality psychology
    Julie Juola Exline
    Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 7:337-48. 2003
    ..For each question, we briefly review representative research, raise hypotheses, and suggest specific ways in which social and personality psychologists could make distinctive contributions...
  30. pmc Modeling the effects of spirituality/religion on patients' perceptions of living with HIV/AIDS
    Magdalena Szaflarski
    Institute for the Study of Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0840, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S28-38. 2006
    ..Spirituality/religion is an important factor in health and illness, but more work is needed to determine its link to quality of life in patients with HIV/AIDS...
  31. ncbi Religiousness and depression: evidence for a main effect and the moderating influence of stressful life events
    Timothy B Smith
    Department of Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602 5093, USA
    Psychol Bull 129:614-36. 2003
    ..g., avoiding difficulties through religious activities, blaming God for difficulties) associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, the opposite direction of the overall findings...
  32. ncbi Dimensions of religiosity and their relationship to lifetime psychiatric and substance use disorders
    Kenneth S Kendler
    Virginia Institute for Psychiatry and Behavioral Genetics and Department of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298 0126, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:496-503. 2003
    ..This study used data from a general population sample to clarify the dimensions of religiosity and the relationships of these dimensions to risk for lifetime psychiatric and substance use disorders...
  33. ncbi Responses to interpersonal transgressions in families: forgivingness, forgivability, and relationship-specific effects
    William T Hoyt
    Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 1398, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:375-94. 2005
    ..The findings point to the need to embed the study of forgiveness in more complex psychosocial contexts. The theoretical, methodological, and applied implications of this conclusion are discussed...

Research Grants4

  1. Aversive Interpersonal Events, Psychopathology, Health
    Michael McCullough; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Forgiveness, Psychopathology, and Health--Equity Model
    Michael McCullough; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Aversive Interpersonal Events, Psychopathology, and Health
    Michael McCullough; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..