2017

Stillman, P., Medvedev, D., & Ferguson, M. J. (in press). Resisting temptation: Tracking how self-control conflicts are successfully resolved in real time.  Psychological Science.

 

Cone, J., Mann, T. C., & Ferguson, M. J. (in press). Can we change our implicit minds?  New evidence for how, when, and why implicit impressions can be rapidly revised.  Advances in Social Psychology.

 

Mann, T., & Ferguson, M. J.  (2017).  Reversing implicit first impressions through reinterpretation after a two-day delay.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 122127.

 

2016

Critcher, C., & Ferguson, M. J. (2016). “Whether I like it or not, it’s important”: Implicit importance of means predicts self-regulatory persistence and success. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110,  818-839pdf

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Critcher, C. (2016, October 27).  How To Tell if Someone Will Succeed.  Time Magazine, The Conversation, and other outletslink

 

Ferguson, M. J. (2016, April 13).  Is it too late for Trump and Clinton to become more likable?  Scientific American, Newsweek, The Conversation, and other outlets.  link

 

Mann, T. C., & Ferguson, M. J. (2016, June 1).  How does reinterpretation influence our first impressions?  Keller Center for Researchlink

 

2015

Mann, T., & Ferguson, M. J.  (2015).  Can we undo our first impressions?  The role of reinterpretation in reversing implicit evaluations.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 823-849.  pdf  interactive figures

     * Winner, Best Paper Award, ISCON 2016


Cone, J., & Ferguson, M. J. (2015).  He Did What? The role of diagnosticity in revising implicit evaluations.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 37-57. pdf

 

Mann, T., Cone, J., & Ferguson, M. J.  (2015). Social-psychological evidence for the effective updating of implicit attitudes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 32-33.  pdf

 

2014

Ferguson, M. J., Carter, T. J., & Hassin, R. R. (2014). Commentary on the attempt to replicate the effect of the American flag on increased Republican attitudes. Social Psychology, 45, 301-302.  pdf

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Mann, T.  (2014).  Effects of evaluation: An example of robust ‘social’ priming. Social Cognition, 32 (Supplement), 68-87. 

 

Critcher, C. R., & Ferguson, M. J. (2014). The cost of keeping it hidden: Decomposing concealment reveals what makes it depleting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 721-735.


Ferguson, M. J., Mann, T. C., & Wojnowicz, M. (2014).  Rethinking duality: Criticisms and ways forward.  Invited chapter in J. Sherman, B. Gawronski, & Y. Trope (Eds.), Dual process theories of the social mind (pp. 578-594).  Guilford Press.  pdf

 

2013

Fukukura, J., Helzer, E., & Ferguson, M. J. (2013).  Prospection by any other name?  A reply to Seligmen et al.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(2), 146-150.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Cone, J. (2013).  The mind in motivation: A social cognitive perspective on the role of consciousness in goal pursuit.  Invited chapter in D. Carlston’s (Ed.) Handbook of social cognition (pp. 476-496). Oxford University Press.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Porter, S. (2013).  An examination of categorization processes in organizations: The root of intergroup bias and a route to prejudice reduction.  Invited chapter in Q. Robertson’s (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work (pp. 98-114).  Oxford University Press.

 

Fukukura, J., Ferguson, M. J., & Fujita, K. (2013).  Psychological distance can improve decision making under information overload via gist memory.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 658-665.

 

2012

Ferguson, M. J., & Fukukura, J. (2012).  Likes and dislikes: A social cognitive perspective.  Invited chapter in S. Fiske, & C. N. Macrae (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Social Cognition (pp. 165-189).  Los Angeles: SAGE.

 

2011

Natanzon, M., & Ferguson, M. J. (2011).  Goal pursuit is grounded: The link between forward movement and achievement.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 379-382.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Wojnowicz, M. (2011).  The when and how of evaluative readiness: A social cognitive neuroscience perspective.  Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 5, 1018-1038.

 

Critcher, C., & Ferguson, M. J. (2011). Affect in the abstract: Abstract mindsets promote sensitivity to affect.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1185-1191.

 

Carter, T., Ferguson, M. J., Hassin, R. R. (2011).  A single exposure to the American flag shifts support toward Republicanism up to 8 months later.  Psychological Science, 22, 1011-1018.


Carter, T., Ferguson, M. J., & Hassin, R. R. (2011).  Implicit nationalism as implicit system justification: The case of the United States.  Social Cognition, 29, 341-359.

 

Moore, S., Ferguson, M. J., & Chartrand, T. (2011).  Affect in the aftermath:  Effects of goal pursuit on implicit evaluations.  Cognition and Emotion, 25, 453-465.

 

2010

Ferguson, M. J., & Porter, S. C. (2010).  What is implicit about goal pursuit?  Invited chapter in B. Gawronski & K. Payne (Eds.), Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition.  New York: Guilford Press.

 

Swim, J. K., Eyssell, K. M., Quinlivan, E., & Ferguson, M. J. (2010).  Self-silencing to sexismJournal of Social Issues, 66, 493-507.

 

2009

Hassin, R., Ferguson, M. J., Kardosh, R., Porter, S., & Carter, T. (2009).  Précis to implicit nationalism.  Annals of New York Academy of Science, 1167, 135-145.

 

Ferguson, M. J. & Zayas, V. (2009).  Nonconscious evaluationCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 362-366.

 

Wojnowicz, M., Ferguson, M. J, Dale, R., & Spivey, M. (2009).  The self-organization of deliberate evaluationsPsychological Science, 20, 1428-1435.

 

Ferguson, M. J., Carter, T. C., & Hassin, R. R. (2009).  On the automaticity of American nationalism. Invited chapter in J. T. Jost, A. C. Kay, & H. Thorisdottir (Eds.), Social and psychological bases of ideology and system justification. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Porter, S. C. (2009). Goals and attitudes: A social cognitive perspective.  Invited chapter to appear in G. Moscowitz & H. Grant (Eds.), The Psychology of Goals.  New York: Guilford Press.

 

2008

Ferguson, M. J. (2008).  On becoming ready to pursue a goal you don’t know you have: Effects of nonconscious goals on evaluative readiness.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1268-1294.

 

McCulloch, K.C., Ferguson, M. J., Kawada, C., & Bargh, J. A. (2008).  Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 514-523.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Bargh, J. A. (2008).  Evaluative readiness: The motivational nature of automatic evaluation.  Invited chapter in A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation.  Psychology Press.

 

Ferguson, M. J., Hassin, R., & Bargh, J. A. (2008).  Implicit motivation: Past, present, and future.  Invited chapter in J. Shah and W. Gardner (Eds.), Handbook of motivation science.  NY: Guilford.

 

2007

Hassin, R. R., Ferguson, M. J., Shidlovsky, D., & Gross, T. (2007). Waved by invisible flags: The effects of subliminal exposure to flags on political thought and behavior.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 19757-19761.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Hassin, R. R. (2007).  On the automatic association between America and aggression in news-watchers.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1632-1647.

 

Ferguson, M. J. (2007).  On the automatic evaluation of end-states.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 596-611.

 

Fishbach, A., & Ferguson, M. J. (2007).  The goal construct in social psychology.  Invited chapter in A. W. Kruglanski & E. T. Higgins & (Eds.). Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (pp. 490-515). Volume II. New York: Guilford Press.

 

Ferguson, M. J. (2007).  The automaticity of evaluation.  Invited chapter in J. A. Bargh (Ed.), Social Psychology and the Unconscious: The automaticity of higher mental processes (pp. 219-264). Psychology Press.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Bargh, J. A. (2007).   Beyond the attitude object: How automatic attitudes spring from object-centered-contexts.  Invited chapter in B. Wittenbrink and N. Schwarz (Eds.), Implicit measures of attitudes (pp. 216-246).  NY: Guilford.

 

2005

Ferguson, M. J., Bargh, J. A., & Nayak, D. A. (2005).  After-affects: How automatic evaluations influence the interpretation of unrelated, subsequent stimuli.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 182-191.

 

Hassin, R., Aarts, H., & Ferguson, M. J. (2005).  Automatic goal inferences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 129-140.

 

2004

Ferguson, M. J., & Bargh, J. A. (2004).  Liking is for doing: Effects of goal-pursuit on automatic evaluation.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 557-572.

 

Ferguson, M. J., & Bargh, J. A. (2004).  How social perception automatically influences behavior.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8, 33-39.

 

2003

Ferguson, M. J., & Bargh, J. A. (2003).  The constructive nature of automatic evaluation.  In J. Musch & K. C. Klauer (Eds.), The psychology of evaluation: Affective processes in cognition and emotion (pp.169-188). NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Bayer, U., Ferguson, M. J., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2003).  Voluntary action from the perspective of social-personality psychology.  In S. Maasen & W. Prinz (Eds.), Voluntary action: Brains, minds, and sociality (pp. 86-107).  London: Oxford University Press.

 

1999 - 2002

Ferguson, M. J., & Bargh, J. A. (2002).  Sensitivity and flexibility: Exploring the knowledge function of automatic attitudes.  In L. F. Barrett & P. Salovey (Eds.), The wisdom in feeling: Psychological processes in emotional intelligence  (pp. 383-405).  NY: Guilford Press.

 

Swim, J. K., Hyers, L. L., Cohen, L. L., & Ferguson, M. J. (2001).  Everyday sexism: Evidence for its incidence, nature, and psychological impact from three daily diary studies. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 31-53.

 

Bargh, J. A., & Ferguson, M. J. (2000).  Beyond behaviorism: On the automaticity of higher mental processes.  Psychological Bulletin, 126, 925-945.

 

Trope, Y., &  Ferguson, M. J. (2000). How and when preferences influence inferences. In J. Bargh & D. K. Apsley (Eds.), Unraveling the complexities of social life: A festschrift in honor of Robert B. Zajonc.  Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

 

Trope, Y., Ferguson, M., & Raghunatan, R. (2000).  Mood as a resource in processing self-relevant information.  In J. Forgas (Ed.), Handbook of affect and cognition (Vol. 1).  Guilford Press.


Swim, J. K., Ferguson, M. J., & Hyers, L. L. (1999). Avoiding stigma by association: Subtle prejudice against lesbians as a form of social distancing. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 21, 61-68.