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Ferguson, E., Lawrence, C., Bowen, S., Gemelli, C. N., Rozsa, A., Niekrasz, K., van Dongen, A., Williams, L. A., Thijsen, A., Guerin, N., Masser, B., & Davison, T. E. Warming up cool cooperators. Nature Human Behavior.

Marey, T., Tzelios, K., Williams, L. A., & Baker, S. Equity and STEM in elite contexts: Challenging institutional assumptions about students in Australia. International Journal of Inclusive Education. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2021.1904016

Williams, L. A., Nicholls, K., & Williams, J. R. W. Psychological responses to blood donated by men who have sex with men. Blood Transfusion. DOI: 10.2450/BloodTransfus.481


Thijsen, A., Masser, B., Davison, T. E., van Dongen, A., & Williams, L. A. (2023). Beyond fear: A longitudinal investigation of emotions and risk of a vasovagal reaction in first-time whole-blood donors. Transfusion, 63(1). DOI: 10.1111/trf.17169


Tzelios, K., Williams, L. A., Omerod, J., & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2022). Evidence of the unidimensional structure of mind perception. Scientific Reports, 12. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-23047-6


Gruber, J., Mendle, J., … Williams, L. A. (2021). The future of women in psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(3), 483-516. DOI: 10.1177/1745691620952789

Van Dongen, A., Williams, L. A., Masser, B., Briggs, N., Thijsen, A., Davison, T. E. (2021). The impact of temporal trajectories of emotional experience on blood donor return. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55(7), 686-692. DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaaa067/5908313

Williams, L. A. (2021). From wellbeing to welfare. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 131, 941-952. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.09.014


Bliss-Moreau, E., Santistevan, A. C., & Williams, L. A. (2020). The immutability of valence and arousal in the foundation of emotion. Emotion, 20(6), 993-1004. DOI: 10.1037/emo0000606

France, C., France, J., Himawan, L., Jeitani, A., & Williams, L. A. (2020). Emotional mechanisms and format effects of motivational questions for blood donation. Transfusion, 60(9), 1998-2009. DOI: 10.1111/trf.15942

Masser, B., Ferguson, E., Merz, E., & Williams, L. A. (2020). Beyond description – the predictive role of affect, memory, and context on the decision to donate or not donate blood. Transfusion Medicine & Hemotherapy, 47, 175-185. DOI: 10.1159/000501917

Tzelios, K., & Williams, L. A. (2020). The Psychological Impact of Digital Signatures: A Multi-study Replication. Technology, Mind, and Behavior, 1(2). DOI: 10.1037/tmb0000019

Williams, L. A., Brosnan, S. F., & Clay, Z. (2020). Anthropomorphism in comparative affective science: Advocating a mindful approach. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 115, 299-307. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.05.014


Williams, L. A., Sun, J., & Masser, B. (2019). Integrating Self-Determination Theory and the Theory of Planned Behaviour to predict intention to donate blood. Transfusion Medicine, 29(S1), 59-64. DOI: 10.1111/tme.12566


Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., …. Williams, L. A., …, Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating variation in replicability across sample and setting (Registered Replication Report). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490. DOI: 10.1177/2515245918810225

Bliss-Moreau, E., Karaskiewicz, C., & Williams, L. A. (2018). Evolution of emotion in social context. In T. Hackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2459-1

Garg, N., Williams, L. A., & Lerner, J. (2018). The Misery-Is-Not-Miserly Effect revisited: Replication in the face of hedonic consumption. PLOS ONE, 13(6), e0199433. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199433

Greenaway, K. H., Kalokerinos, E. K., & Williams, L. A. (2018). Context is everything (in emotion research). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12(6), e12393. DOI: 10.1111/spc3.12393

Williams, L. A. (2018). Emotions of excellence: The communal and agentic functions of pride, moral elevation, and admiration. In H. Lench (Ed.), The Functions of Emotion (pp. 235-252). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77619-4_12

Williams, L. A., Masser, B., van Dongen, A., Thijsen, A., & Davison, T. (2018). The emotional psychology of blood donors: A time-course approach. ISBT Science Series/Vox Sanguinis, 13(1), 93-100. DOI: 10.1111/voxs.12385


Crone, D., & Williams, L. A. (2017). Crowdsourcing participants for psychological research in Australia: A test of Microworkers. Australian Journal of Psychology, 69(1), 39-47. DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12110

Williams, L. A., & Davies, J. (2017). Beyond the self: Pride felt in relation to others. In J. A. Carter & E. C. Gordon (Eds.), The Moral Psychology of Pride (pp. 43-68) (part of The Moral Psychology of Emotions Series). London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Williams, L. A., Schofield, T. P., & Whitford, T. J. (2017). Romantic red: Testing the characteristics of color-attraction effects in a novel paradigm. Collabra: Psychology, 3(1), 10. DOI: 10.1525/collabra.54


Barrett-Cheetham, E., Williams, L. A., & Bednall, T. (2016). A differentiated approach to the link between positive emotion and wellbeing. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11(6), 595-608. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1152502

Williams, L. A., & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2016). Humans are ultrasocial and emotional. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 39-40. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15001211


Gooley, S. L., Zadro, L., Williams, L. A., *Svetieva, E., & Gonsalkorale, K. (2015). Ostracizing for a reason: A novel source paradigm for examining the nature and consequences of motivated ostracism. Journal of Social Psychology, 155(5), 410-431. DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2015.1060933

Williams, L. A., & Barrett-Cheetham, E. (2015). Social psychological perspectives on compassion. In M. Brenner (Ed.), Conversations on Compassion. Createspace Publishers.

Williams, L. A., & Bartlett, M. Y. (2015). Warm thanks: Gratitude expression facilitates social affiliation in new relationships via perceived warmth. Emotion, 15(1), 1-5. DOI: 10.1037/emo0000017

Williams, L. A., Masser, B., & Sun, J. (2015). Revisiting the effect of anthropomorphizing a social campaign. PLOS ONE, 10(9): e0138886. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138886


Bliss-Moreau, E., & Williams, L. A. (2014). Tag, you’re it: Affect tagging promotes goal formation and selection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(2), 138-139. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13001969

Masser, B., Smith, G., & Williams, L. A. (2014). Donor research in Australia: Challenges and promise. Transfusion Medicine & Hemotherapy, 41, 296-301. DOI: 10.1159/000365016

Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2014). How positive social emotions motivate actions for the future self: Building bonds, attaining ambitions, and establishing esteem. In J. Gruber & J. T. Moskowitz (Eds.), Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides (pp. 206-224). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0012


DeSteno, D., Bartlett, M. Y., Baumann, J., Williams, L. A., & Dickens, L. (2010). Gratitude as moral sentiment: Emotion-guided cooperation in economic exchange. Emotion, 2, 289-293. DOI: 10.1037/a0017883

Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2010). Pride in parsimony. Emotion Review, 2, 180-181. DOI: 10.1177/1754073909355015


Dasgupta, N., DeSteno, D., Williams, L. A., & Hunsinger, M. (2009). Fanning the flames of prejudice: The influence of specific incidental emotions on implicit prejudice. Emotion, 9, 585-591. DOI: 10.1037/a0015961

Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2009). Pride: Adaptive social emotion or seventh sin? Psychological Science, 20, 284-288. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02292.x


Williams, L. A., & DeSteno, D. (2008). Pride and perseverance: The motivational function of pride. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 1007-1017. DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.94.6.1007