Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nathaniel M. Lambert, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor


Brigham Young University, School of Family Life

2065 JFSB, Provo, UT 84604

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Phone: 801-960-0304

 

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

       

      Peer-Reviewed Publications  

            In Press  

      In Press

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

      DeWall, C. N., McCullough, M. E., Pond, R. S., Carter, E., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Unraveling the mystery of the relationship between religiosity and alcohol consumption: Self-control matters. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

      Gwinn, A. M., Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., & Maner, J. K. (in press). Pornography, relationship alternatives, and intimate extradyadic behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

      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.