In Press/2014


Aguilar, L., Walton, G., & Wieman, C. (2014). Psychological insights for improved physics teaching. Physics Today, 67, 43-49.


Bryan, C. J, Master, A., & Walton, G. M. (in press). “Helping” versus “being a helper”: Invoking the self to increase helping in young children.pdf. Child Development.

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Carr, P. B. & Walton, G. M. (2014). Cues of working together fuel intrinsic motivation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 169-184.


Erman, S. & Walton, G. M. (in press). Stereotype threat and anti-discrimination law: Affirmative steps to promote meritocracy and racial equality. Southern California Law Review.


Job, V., Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (in press). Implicit theories about willpower predict self-regulation and grades in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Walton, G. M. (2014). The new science of wise psychological interventions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 73-82.

  1. Featured by C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers in Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science.


Walton, G. M., Logel, C., Peach, J., Spencer, S, & Zanna, M. P.  (in press). Two brief interventions to mitigate a “chilly” climate transform women’s experience, relationships, and achievement in engineering. Journal of Educational Psychology.


Yeager, D. S., Henderson, M., D’Mello, S., Paunesku, D. Walton, G. M., Spitzer, B. J., & Duckworth, A. L. (in press). Boring but important: A self-transcendent purpose for learning fosters academic self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


2013


Brannon, T. N. & Walton, G. M. (2013). Enacting cultural interests: How intergroup contact reduces prejudice by sparking interest in an out-group’s culture. Psychological Science, 24, 1947-1957.

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Butler, L. P. & Walton, G. M. (2013). The opportunity to collaborate increases preschoolers’ motivation for challenging tasks. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 953-961.


Finkel, E. J., Slotter, E. B., Luchies, L. B., Walton, G. M., & Gross, J. J. (2013). A brief intervention to promote conflict reappraisal preserves marital quality over time. Psychological Science, 24, 1595-1601.


Job, V. Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2013). Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of glucose on self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.


Master, A. & Walton, G. M. (2013). Membership in a minimal group increases motivation and learning in young children. Child Development, 84, 737-751.


Walton, G. M. (2013). The myth of intelligence: Smartness isn’t like height. In D. Allen & R. Reich (Eds.) Education, Justice, and Democracy (pp. 155-172). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.


Walton, G. M., Spencer, S. J., & Erman, S. (2013). Affirmative meritocracy. Social Issues and Policy Review, 7, 1-35.

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Yeager, D. S., Paunesku, D., Walton, G. M., & Dweck, C. S. (2013). How can we instill productive mindsets at scale? A review of the evidence and an initial R&D agenda. White paper prepared for the White House meeting on Excellence in education: The importance of academic mindsets. May 10, 2013.


Yeager, D., Walton, G., & Cohen, G. L. (2013). Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions. Phi Delta Kappan, 94, 62-65.


2012


Logel, C., Walton, G. M., Peach, J., Spencer, S. J., & Zanna, M. P. (2012). Unleashing latent ability: Implications of creating stereotype-safe environments for college admissions. Educational Psychologist, 47, 42-50.


Miller, E. M., Walton, G. M., Dweck, C. S., Job, V., Trzesniewski, K. H., & McClure, S. M., (2012). Theories of willpower affect sustained learning. PLoS One, 7, e38680.


Walton, G. M. & Carr, P. B. (2012). Social belonging and the motivation and intellectual achievement of negatively stereotyped students.  In M. Inzlicht & T. Schmader (Eds.) Stereotype Threat: Theory, Processes, and Application (pp. 89-106). New York: Oxford University Press.


Walton, G. M., Cohen, G. L., Cwir, D., & Spencer, S. J. (2012). Mere belonging: The power of social connections. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 513-532.


Walton, G. M., Paunesku, D., & Dweck, C. S. (2012). Expandable selves. In M. R. Leary & J. P. Tangney (Eds.) Handbook of Self and Identity (pp. 141-154). New York: The Guilford Press.


2011


Akcinar, E. N., Carr, P. B., & Walton, G. M. (2011). Interactions with men and Whites matter too. Psychological Inquiry, 22, 247-251.


Bryan, C. J., Walton, G. M, Rogers, T. & Dweck, C. S. (2011). Motivating voter turnout by invoking the self. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 12653-12656.

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Cwir, D., Carr, P. B., Walton, G. M., & Spencer, S. J. (2011). Your heart makes my heart move: Cues of social connectedness cause shared emotions and physiological states among strangers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 661-664.


Dweck, C. S., Walton, G. M., & Cohen, G. L. (2011). Academic tenacity. White paper prepared for the Gates Foundation. Seattle, WA.


Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Walton, G. M. (2011).  Is multiculturalism bad for African-Americans?  Towards a new conversation about race in America.  In L. R. Tropp & R. Mallett (Eds.)  Beyond Prejudice Reduction to Positive Intergroup Relations. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.


Taylor, V. J. & Walton, G. M. (2011). Stereotype threat undermines academic learningPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1055-1067.


Walton, G. M. & Cohen, G. L. (2011).  A brief social-belonging intervention improves academic and health outcomes of minority students. Science, 331, 1447-1451.

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Walton, G. M. & Cohen, G. L. (2011). Sharing motivation. In D. Dunning (Ed.)  Social Motivation (pp. 79-101). New York: Psychology Press.


Yeager, D. S. & Walton, G. M. (2011). Social-psychological interventions in education: They’re not magic.  Review of Educational Research, 81, 267-301.

  1. Recipient of  the 2012 Review of Research Award from the American Education Research Association.

  2. Recipient of  the 2012 Distinguished Research Award from Division E (Human Development) of the American Education Research Association.


2010


Job, V., Dweck, C. S., & Walton, G. M. (2010). Ego depletion--Is it all in your head?: Implicit theories about willpower affect self-regulation Psychological Science, 21, 1686-1693.


Walton, G. M. & Spencer, S. J. (2009). Latent ability: Grades and test scores systematically underestimate the intellectual ability of negatively stereotyped studentsPsychological Science, 20, 1132-1139.

  1. Winner of  the 2010  Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize as the “best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations” from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

  2. Honorable Mention, Inaugural (2011) Smashing Bias Research Prize from the Level Playing Field Institute and the Mitchell Kapor Foundation.


2009


Logel, C., Walton, G. M., Spencer, S. J., Iserman, E. C., von Hippel, W., & Bell, A.  (2009). Interacting with sexist men triggers social identity threat among female engineersJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 1089-1103.


Walton, G. M. & Dweck, C. S. (2009). Solving social problems like a psychologistPerspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 101-102


2007 and earlier


Walton, G. M. & Cohen, G. L. (2007). A question of belonging: Race, social fit, and achievement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 82-96.


Walton, G. M. & Banaji, M. R. (2004). Being what you say: The effect of essentialist linguistic labels on preferences. Social Cognition, 22, 193-213.


Walton, G. M., & Cohen, G. L. (2003). Stereotype lift. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 456-467.

Here you can find the full text of many of my papers. If you are looking for a paper that is not here or that does not have a full text link, feel free to drop me an email.

Gregory M. Walton

  1. -Assistant Professor

  2. -Department of Psychology

  3. -Stanford University


Contact Information

  1. -(650) 498-4284

  2. -gwalton(at)stanford.edu


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