Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nathaniel M. Lambert, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor


University of the South Pacific

Department of Psychology

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Phone: 801-960-0304801-960-0304 

 

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

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    Positive relationship processes including:

    1. Religion/Prayer
    2. Gratitude

     

    Self-regulation issues in relationships including:

    1. Infidelity/Pornography
    2. Intimate Partner Violence

      Measures

      1. Faith Activities in the Home Scale (FAITHS)
      2. Expression of Gratitude in Relationships Measure
      3. Prayer for Partner Measure
      4. Belonging

       

      Peer-Reviewed Publications  

      In Press


      Crescioni, A. W., Baumeister, R. F., Ainsworth, S. E., Ent, M., Lambert, N. M. (in press). Subjective correlates and consequences of belief in free will. Philosophical Psychology.

      Negash, S., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Trading later rewards for current pleasure: How pornography use weakens the ability to delay discounting. Journal of Sex Research.

      2015

      Lambert, N. M., Wood, S., Brown, P. C., Fincham, F. D., & May, R. (2015). “I’m so excited for you!”: How an enthusiastic responding intervention enhances close relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 24-40. (pdf)

      2014

      Lambert, N. M., Mulder, S., Fincham, F. D. (2014). Thin slices of infidelity: Determining whether observers can pick out cheaters from a video clip interaction and what tips them off. Personal Relationships, 21, 612-619. (pdf)

      DeWall, C. N., McCullough, M. E., Pond, R. S., Carter, E., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2014). Explaining the relationship between religiosity and alcohol consumption: Self-control matters. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 339-351. (pdf)

      Richman, S. B., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S. Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2014). Disgusted by vengeance: Disgust sensitivity predicts increased forgiveness. Personal Relationships, 33, 831-846. (pdf)

      2013

      Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., & Beach, S. R. H. (2013). Shifting towards cooperative tendencies and forgiveness: How partner-focused prayer transforms motivation. Personal Relationships, 20, 184-197.(pdf)

      Lambert, N. M., Gwinn, A. M.*, Baumeister, R. F., Strachman, A., Washburn, I. J., Gable, S. L., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). A boost of positive affect: The perks of sharing positive experiences and grateful experiences. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 24-43. (pdf)

      Lambert, N. M., Stillman, T. F., Fincham, F. D., & Scott, P. (2013). Autobiographical narratives of spiritual experiences: Solitude, tragedy, and the absence of materialism. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 273-279. (pdf)

      Lambert, N. M., Stillman, T. F., Hicks, J. A., Kamble, S., Baumeister, R. F., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). To belong is to matter: Sense of belonging enhances meaning in life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1418-1427. (pdf)

      Baker, L. R., McNulty, J., Overall, N. C., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D. (2013). How do relationship maintenance behaviors affect individual well-being? A contextual perspective. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 282-289. (pdf)

      Cobb R. A., DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). Implicit theories of relationships and close relationship violence: Does believing your relationship can grow relate to lower perpetration of violence? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 279-290. (pdf)

      Dean, L. R., Joo, S. H., Gudmunson, C.G., Fischer, J. L., & Lambert, N. M. (2013).  Debt begets debt:  Examining negative credit card behaviors and other forms of consumer debt.  Journal of Financial Services Professionals, 62, 783-787. (pdf)

      DeWall, C. N., Finkel, E. J., Lambert, N. M., Slotter, E. B., Bodenhausen, G.V., Pond, R. S., Renzetti, C. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). The Voodoo doll task: Introducing and validating a novel method for studying aggressive inclinations. Aggressive Behavior, 39, 419-439. (pdf)

      Eastwick, P. W., Wilkey, B. M., Finkel, E.J., Lambert, N. M., Fitzsimons, G., Brown, P. C., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). Act with authority: Romantic desire at the nexus of power possessed and power perceived. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 267-271. (pdf)

      Kashdan, T. B., DeWall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Savostyanova, A., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Keller, P. (2013). Curiosity protects against interpersonal aggression: Cross-sectional, daily process, and behavioral evidence. Journal of Personality, 81, 87-102. (pdf)

      Veldorale-Brogan, A., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Dewall, C. N. (2013). The virtue of problem-solving: Perceived relationship virtues as predictors of problem-solving efficacy. Personal Relationships, 20, 511-523. (pdf)

      2012

        Lambert, N. M., Baumeister, R. F., Stillman, T. F., & Fincham, F. D. (2012). Family and meaning: Examining the four needs for meaning as mediators. The International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, 4, 30-44. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., LaVallee, D.C., A., & Brantly, C. (2012). Praying together and staying together: Couple prayer and trust. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 4, 1-9. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Stanley, S. (2012). Prayer increases satisfaction with sacrifice in close relationships. Journal of  Personal and Social Relationships, 29, 1058-1070. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Stillman, T. F. (2012). Gratitude and depressive symptoms: The role of positive reframing and positive emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 602-614. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Negash, S., Stillman, T. F., Olmstead, S. B., & Fincham, F. D. (2012). A love that doesn’t last: Pornography consumption and weakened commitment to a romantic partner. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 410-438. (pdf)

        DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., Pond, R. S. Kashdan, T. B., & Fincham, F. D. (2012). A grateful heart is a nonviolent heart: Cross-sectional, longitudinal, experience sampling, and experimental evidence. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 232-240. (pdf)

        Norris, J. I., Lambert, N. M., DeWall, C. N. & Fincham, F. D. (2012). Can’t buy me love? Anxious attachment and materialistic values. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 666-669. (pdf)

        Pond, R. S., DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., Deckman, T., Bonser, I., & Fincham, F. D. (2012). Repulsed by violence: Disgust sensitivity buffers trait, behavioral, and daily aggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 175-188. (pdf)

        Pond, R. S., Kashdan, T. B., DeWall, C. N., Savostyanova, A., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2012). Emotion differentiation moderates aggressive tendencies in angry people: A daily diary analysis. Emotion, 12, 326-337. (pdf)

        Slotter, E. B. Finkel, E. J., Dewall, C. N., Pond, R. S., Lambert, N. M., Bodenhausen, G. V., & Fincham, F.D. (2012). Putting the brakes on aggression toward a romantic partner: The inhibitory influence of relationship commitment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 291-305. (pdf)

        Stillman, T. F., Fincham, F. D., Voss, K. D., Lambert, N. M., & Phillips, C. A. (2012). The material and immaterial in conflict: Spirituality reduces conspicuous consumption. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 102, 291-305. (pdf)

        2011

        Lambert, N. M. & Fincham, F. D. (2011). Expressing gratitude to a partner leads to more relationship maintenance behavior. Emotion, 11, 52-60. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Graham, S. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2011). Understanding the layperson’s perception of prayer: A prototype analysis of prayer. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 3, 55-65. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Gwinn, A. M., Fincham, F. D., & Stillman, T. F. (2011). Feeling tired? How sharing positive experiences can boost vitality. International Journal of Wellbeing, 1(3), 307-314. (pdf)

        DeWall, C.N., Lambert, N.M., Slotter, E.B., Pond, R.S., Deckman. T. Finkel, E.J., Luchies, L.B. & Fincham. F.D. (2011). So far away from one’s partner, yet so close to romantic alternatives: Avoidant attachment, interest in alternatives, and infidelity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1302-1316. (pdf)

        Stillman, T. F., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Baumeister, R. F. (2011). Meaning as magnetic force: Evidence that meaning in life promotes interpersonal appeal. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 13-20. (pdf)

        2010

         Lambert, N. M., Clarke, M. S., Durtschi, J. A., Fincham, F. D., & Graham, S. M. (2010). Benefits of expressing gratitude: Expressing gratitude to a partner changes one's view of the relationship. Psychological Science, 21, 574-580. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., & Dollahite, D. C. (2010). Development of the Faith Activities in the Home Scale (FAITHS). Journal of Family Issues, 31, 1442-1464. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Stillman, T. F., Graham, S. M., & Beach, S. R. H. (2010). Motivating change in relationships: Can prayer increase forgiveness? Psychological Science, 21, 126-132.  (pdf)
         
        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Marks, L. D., Stillman, & T. F. (2010). Invocations and intoxication: Does prayer decrease alcohol consumption? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 209-219. (pdf)
         
        Lambert, N. M., Stillman, T. F., Baumeister, R. F., Fincham, F. R., Hicks, J. A., & Graham, S. M. (2010). Family as a salient source of meaning in young adulthood. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 367 – 376. (pdf)

        Braithwaite, S., Lambert, N., Fincham, F.D. & Pasley, K. (2010). Does college -based relationship education decrease extradyadic involvement in relationships? Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 740-745. (pdf)

        DeWall, C. N., Buckner, J. D., Lambert, N. M., Cohen, A. S., & Fincham, F. D. (2010). Bracing for the worst, but behaving the best: Social anxiety, hostility, and behavioral aggression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 260-268. (pdf)

        Fincham, F. D., Lambert, N. M., & Beach, S. R. H. (2010). Faith and unfaithfulness: Can praying for your partner reduce infidelity? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 649-659. ( pdf)

        Stillman, T. F., Baumeister, R. F., Vohs, K. D., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Brewer, L. E. (2010). Personal philosophy and personnel achievement: Belief in free will predicts better job performance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 43-50.  (pdf)

        2009

        Braithwaite, S., Fincham, F., Lambert, N. M. (2009). Hurt and psychological health in close relationships. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling Hurt in Close Relationships. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (pdf)

        Lambert, N. M., Graham, S. M., Fincham, F. D., & Stillman, T. F. (2009). A changed perspective: How gratitude can affect sense of coherence through positive reframing. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 461-470.  (pdf)

        Stillman, T. F., Baumeister, R. F., Lambert, N. M., Crescioni, W. A., DeWall, C. N., & Fincham, F. D.  Alone and without purpose: Life loses meaning following social exclusion. (2009). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 686-694.  (pdf)
         
        Lambert, N. M., Graham, S. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2009). A prototype analysis of gratitude: Varieties of gratitude experiences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1193-1207.   (pdf
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        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Braithwaite, S. R., Graham, S. M., & Beach, S. R. H. (2009). Can prayer increase gratitude? Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 39-49.  (pdf
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        Stillman, T. F., Tice, D. M., Fincham, F. D., & Lambert, N. M. (2009). The psychological presence of family improves self-control. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28, 498-529. (pdf)

         
        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Stillman, T. F., & Dean, L. (2009). More gratitude, less materialism: The mediating role of life satisfaction. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 32-42. (pdf
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         2008

        Fincham, F. D., Beach, S. R. H., Lambert, N. M., Stillman, T. F., & Braithwaite, S. R. (2008). Spiritual behaviors and relationship satisfaction: A critical analysis of the role of prayer. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 362-388.  (pdf)
         
        Lambert, N. M., & Dollahite, D. C. (2008). The threefold cord: Marital commitment in religious couples. Journal of Family Issues, 29, 592-614. (pdf)

         2007

        Dollahite, D. C., & Lambert, N. M. (2007). Forsaking all others: How religious involvement promotes marital fidelity in Christian, Jewish and Muslim couples. Review of Religious Research, 48, 290-307.

         2006

        Lambert, N. M., Dollahite, D. C. (2006). How religiosity helps couples prevent, resolve, and overcome marital conflict. Family Relations, 55, 439-449. (pdf)

        Books

        Lambert, N. M. (2013). Publish and Prosper: A Strategy Guide for Students and Researchers. New York, NY: Routledge.

        Book Reviews

        Lambert, N. M. (in press). Psychology of Prayer: A Scientific Approach [Review of the book Psychology of Prayer: A Scientific Approach, by Spilka, B. & Ladd, K. L.]. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

        Book Chapters

        Lambert, N. M. (in press). Positive Relationship Deposits. In E. Diener & R. Biswas-Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers. 

        Lambert, N. M., & Veldorale-Brogan, A. (in press). Gratitude intervention in adolescence and young adulthood. In C. Proctor & A. Linley (Eds.), Positive Psychology: Research, applications and interventions for children and adolescents. Springer Press.

        Stillman, T. F. & Lambert, N. M., (2013).  The bidirectional relationship of meaning and belonging. In C. Routledge & J. Hicks (Eds.), The Experience of Meaning in Life: Perspectives from the Psychological Sciences (pp. 305-315). Myrtle Beach, SC: Springer Press. Springer Press.

        Lambert, N. M. (2012). Sanctification and cooperation: How prayer helps strengthen relationships in good times and heal relationships in bad times. In A. Hawkins, D. Dollahite, & T. Draper (Eds.), Successful marriages and families: Proclamation principles and research perspectives (pp. 196-200). Provo, UT: BYU Studies.

        Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Gwinn, A. M., & Ajayi, C. (2011). Positive relationship science: A new frontier for positive psychology? In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, & M. Steger (Eds.), Designing the Future of Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward (pp. 265-279). Oxford: Cambridge University Press.

        Braithwaite, S., Fincham, F., Lambert, N. M. (2009). Hurt and psychological health in close relationships. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling Hurt in Close Relationships (pp. 376-399). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.