James K McNulty

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tennessee
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in response to sexual expectancies and changes in sexual frequency: a short-term longitudinal study of sexual satisfaction in newly married couples
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 37:229-40. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Neuroticism and marital satisfaction: the mediating role played by the sexual relationship
    Terri D Fisher
    Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University at Mansfield, Mansfield, OH 44906, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:112-22. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Forgiveness in marriage: putting the benefits into context
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:171-5. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The dark side of forgiveness: the tendency to forgive predicts continued psychological and physical aggression in marriage
    James K McNulty
    University of Tennessee, 1404 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 37:770-83. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Beyond positive psychology? Toward a contextual view of psychological processes and well-being
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, USA
    Am Psychol 67:101-10. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Forgiveness increases the likelihood of subsequent partner transgressions in marriage
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:787-90. 2010
  7. pmc When "negative" behaviors are positive: a contextual analysis of the long-term effects of problem-solving behaviors on changes in relationship satisfaction
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1404 Circle Drive, Austin Peay Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:587-604. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Emotion regulation and intimate partner violence in newlyweds
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:794-7. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Neuroticism and interpersonal negativity: the independent contributions of perceptions and behaviors
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:1439-50. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Benevolent cognitions as a strategy of relationship maintenance: "don't sweat the small stuff".... But it is not all small stuff
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:631-46. 2008

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in response to sexual expectancies and changes in sexual frequency: a short-term longitudinal study of sexual satisfaction in newly married couples
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 37:229-40. 2008
    ..Implications for theories of gender differences in sexuality, theories of expectancy confirmation, and models of sex and marital therapy are discussed...
  2. doi request reprint Neuroticism and marital satisfaction: the mediating role played by the sexual relationship
    Terri D Fisher
    Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University at Mansfield, Mansfield, OH 44906, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:112-22. 2008
    ..Results highlight the prominent role played by the sexual relationship in accounting for marital outcomes and thus suggest specific processes through which Neuroticism may affect the marriage...
  3. doi request reprint Forgiveness in marriage: putting the benefits into context
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:171-5. 2008
    ..These findings question whether all spouses should benefit from forgiveness interventions and thus highlight the need for further research on the most appropriate targets for such interventions...
  4. doi request reprint The dark side of forgiveness: the tendency to forgive predicts continued psychological and physical aggression in marriage
    James K McNulty
    University of Tennessee, 1404 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 37:770-83. 2011
    ..These findings join just a few others in demonstrating that forgiveness is not a panacea...
  5. doi request reprint Beyond positive psychology? Toward a contextual view of psychological processes and well-being
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, USA
    Am Psychol 67:101-10. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Forgiveness increases the likelihood of subsequent partner transgressions in marriage
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:787-90. 2010
    ..Interpersonal theories and interventions designed to treat and prevent relationship distress may benefit by acknowledging this potential cost of forgiveness...
  7. pmc When "negative" behaviors are positive: a contextual analysis of the long-term effects of problem-solving behaviors on changes in relationship satisfaction
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1404 Circle Drive, Austin Peay Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:587-604. 2010
    ..The current findings join others in highlighting the theoretical importance of accounting for the relational context when examining the implications of various interpersonal processes...
  8. doi request reprint Emotion regulation and intimate partner violence in newlyweds
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:794-7. 2008
    ..Although preliminary, these results support theories suggesting that the ability to regulate negative emotions may help intimates avoid perpetrating IPV, particularly when faced with a partner's IPV perpetration...
  9. doi request reprint Neuroticism and interpersonal negativity: the independent contributions of perceptions and behaviors
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:1439-50. 2008
    ..For husbands, their own expectancies mediated these effects. That personality uniquely affects relationships through behavioral and perceptual processes suggests that those processes should be studied independently...
  10. doi request reprint Benevolent cognitions as a strategy of relationship maintenance: "don't sweat the small stuff".... But it is not all small stuff
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:631-46. 2008
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Beyond initial attraction: physical attractiveness in newlywed marriage
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:135-43. 2008
    ..These results highlight the importance of dyadic examinations of the effects of spouses' qualities on their marriages...
  12. pmc Self-compassion and relationship maintenance: the moderating roles of conscientiousness and gender
    Levi R Baker
    Department of Psychology, Austin Peay Building Room 311B, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:853-73. 2011
    ....
  13. pmc The implications of sexual narcissism for sexual and marital satisfaction
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, 1107 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:1021-32. 2013
    ....
  14. pmc Positively biased appraisals in everyday life: when do they benefit mental health and when do they harm it?
    Erin M O'Mara
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:415-32. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that cognitive biases are not inherently positive or negative; their implications for mental health depend on the context in which they occur...
  15. doi request reprint Neuroticism, marital violence, and the moderating role of stress and behavioral skills
    Julianne C Hellmuth
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:166-80. 2008
    ..Results highlight the importance of considering the broader relationship context when examining predictors of specific interpersonal processes...
  16. doi request reprint Social support and weight maintenance in marriage: the interactive effects of support seeking, support provision, and gender
    Andrea L Meltzer
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Fam Psychol 26:678-87. 2012
    ..These findings demonstrate the importance of spouses' supportive behaviors for goal achievement, illuminate the dyadic nature of weight gain, and demonstrate the benefits of negativity in some contexts...
  17. doi request reprint Marital satisfaction predicts weight gain in early marriage
    Andrea L Meltzer
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Health Psychol 32:824-7. 2013
    ..Thus, spouses should be least likely to gain weight when either partner is less satisfied because they should feel an increased need to attract a new mate. This longitudinal study of 169 newlywed couples evaluated each possibility...
  18. doi request reprint Sexual narcissism and the perpetration of sexual aggression
    Laura Widman
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 39:926-39. 2010
    ..g., contraceptive use, infidelity, sexual satisfaction)...
  19. doi request reprint How do constraints on leaving a marriage affect behavior within the marriage?
    Nancy E Frye
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, C W Post Campus, Brookville, NY 11548 1300, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:153-61. 2008
    ..They also highlight the need for a dyadic perspective on the forces that keep relationships together...
  20. ncbi request reprint Positive expectations in the early years of marriage: should couples expect the best or brace for the worst?
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, 44906, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:729-43. 2004
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Though they may be unaware, newlyweds implicitly know whether their marriage will be satisfying
    James K McNulty
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Science 342:1119-20. 2013
    ....
  22. pmc Attachment insecurity and infidelity in marriage: do studies of dating relationships really inform us about marriage?
    V Michelle Russell
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, 1107 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, USA
    J Fam Psychol 27:242-51. 2013
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Using I³ theory to clarify when dispositional aggressiveness predicts intimate partner violence perpetration
    Eli J Finkel
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 102:533-49. 2012
    ..Discussion emphasizes the importance of incorporating instigating, impelling, and inhibiting processes into theoretical and empirical analyses of IPV perpetration...
  24. doi request reprint Brief behavioral activation and problem-solving therapy for depressed breast cancer patients: randomized trial
    Derek R Hopko
    Department of Psychology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 0900, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:834-49. 2011
    ..Although some research has explored the utility of psychotherapy with breast cancer patients, only 2 small trials have investigated the potential benefits of behavior therapy among patients with well-diagnosed depression...
  25. pmc Body image and marital satisfaction: evidence for the mediating role of sexual frequency and sexual satisfaction
    Andrea L Meltzer
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:156-64. 2010
    ..Accordingly, marital interventions may greatly benefit by addressing women's body esteem...
  26. doi request reprint Shyness and marriage: does shyness shape even established relationships?
    Levi Baker
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:665-76. 2010
    ..These findings join a growing body of research demonstrating the cognitive mechanisms through which personality shapes relationships...
  27. pmc Empathic accuracy and adolescent romantic relationships
    Peter T Haugen
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Austin Peay Building, Knoxville, TN 37996 0900, USA
    J Adolesc 31:709-27. 2008
    ..Empathic accuracy was not significantly associated with age or relationship length. Taken together, these results reveal that a complete picture of empathic accuracy requires research on perceptions of various types of information...
  28. doi request reprint When low self-esteem encourages behaviors that risk rejection to increase interdependence: the role of relational self-construal [corrected]
    Levi R Baker
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 104:995-1018. 2013
    ..Accordingly, theoretical descriptions of the role of self-esteem in relationships will be most complete to the extent that they consider the degree to which people define themselves by their close relationships...
  29. doi request reprint The doormat effect: when forgiving erodes self-respect and self-concept clarity
    Laura B Luchies
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 2029 Sheridan Road, Swift Hall, Room 102, Evanston, IL 60208 2710, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:734-49. 2010
    ..These studies reveal that, under some circumstances, forgiveness negatively impacts the self...
  30. doi request reprint The reward probability index: design and validation of a scale measuring access to environmental reward
    John P Carvalho
    University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Behav Ther 42:249-62. 2011
    ..The RPI represents a parsimonious, reliable, and valid measure that may facilitate understanding of the etiology of depression and its relationship to overt behaviors...
  31. doi request reprint Sex buffers intimates against the negative implications of attachment insecurity
    Katherine C Little
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:484-98. 2010
    ..Both effects were mediated by expectancies for partner availability. These findings suggest that the effects of attachment insecurity are not immutable but vary according to the context of the relationship...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sexual communication and contraceptive use in adolescent dating couples
    Laura Widman
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:893-9. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The affective consequences of expected and unexpected outcomes
    James A Shepperd
    Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611 2250, USA
    Psychol Sci 13:85-8. 2002
    ..According to consistency theories, both good and bad outcomes feel worse when unexpected than when expected. These two theoretical approaches were tested in three studies. The results consistently support DAT..