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Faculty Member - Experimental Psychology

Jessica Alquist, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Social Psychology

Florida State University


Phone: TBA

Fax: (806) 742-0818


Research Interests:

My research focuses on self-control and agency.

My work is primarily based on the limited resource model of self-control, and I am particularly interested in the ways that self-control affects people's physical health. I am also interested in uncertainty, emotion, and how people’s belief in free will affects their behavior.

If you are interested in joining my lab as a graduate student please email me. If you are interested in being an undergraduate research assistant in my lab, please fill out the following application.

Selected Research:

    • Alquist, J. L., Ainsworth, S. & Baumeister, R. F. (2013). Determined to conform: Disbelief in free will increases conformity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 80-86.
    • Alquist, J. L. & Baumeister, R. F. (2012). Self control and addiction. In H. J. Shaffer, D. A. LaPlante, & S. E. Nelson (Eds.), American Psychological Association Addiction Syndrome Handbook (165-174). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Alquist, J. L. & Baumeister, R. F. (2012). Self-control: Limited resources and extensive benefits. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 3, 419-423.
    • Conlon, K. E., Ehrlinger, J., Eibach, R. P., Crescioni, A.W., Alquist, J. L., Gerend, M. A., & Dutton, G.R. (2011). Eyes on the prize: The longitudinal benefits of goal focus on progress toward a weight loss goal. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 853-855.
    • Crescioni, A. W., Ehrlinger, J., Alquist, J. L., Conlon, K. E., Baumeister, R. F., Schatschneider, C. & Dutton, G. R. (2011). High self-control predicts positive health behaviors and success in weight loss. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 750-759.
    • Baumeister, R. F. & Alquist, J. L. (2009). Is there a downside to good self-control? Self and Identity, 8, 115-130.

Teaching Interests and Activities:

Graduate Courses:

  • Social Psychology

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Research Methods
  • Personality Psychology

Graduate Students:

  • Tammy Core