Texas Tech University

Alquist Lab

Selected Publications

(full copies of many of these publications are available through researchgate)

Rodriguez, J. E., Holmes, H. L., Alquist, J. L., Uziel, L., & Stinnett, A. J. (2021). Self-controlled responses to COVID-19: Self-control and uncertainty predict responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current Psychology, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02066-y 

Uziel, L., Baumeister, R. F., & Alquist, J. L. (2021). What makes people want more self-control: A duo of deficiency and necessity. Motivation Science.

Rice, L., Alquist, J. L., Penuliar, M., Donato, F. V., & Price, M. M. (2021). Engaging Students in a Research Methods Writing Lab Online. Teaching of Psychology, 48(1), 18-25.

Alquist, J. L., Baumeister, R. F., Tice, D. M., & Core, T. J. (2020). What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Uncertainty Impairs Executive Function. Frontiers in psychology, 11.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7573282/ 

Alquist, J. L., Price, M. M., Hancock, D., Talley, A. E., & Cukrowicz, K. (2019). Exposure to negative stereotypes impairs older adults' self-control. Self and Identity, 18(2), 217-226.

Mitchell, S. M., Cukrowicz, K. C., Roush, J. F., Brown, S. L., Alquist, J. L., Bolaños, A. D., ... & Poindexter, E. K. (2019). Thwarted interpersonal needs and suicide ideation distress among psychiatric inpatients: The moderating role of criminal associates. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 63(12), 2138-2156.

Alquist, J. L., & Baumeister, R. F. (2019). Foraging extends beyond food: Hoarding of mental energy and information seeking in response to uncertainty. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42.

Alquist, J. L., Baumeister, R. F., McGregor, I., Core, T. J., Benjamin, I., & Tice, D. M. (2018). Personal conflict impairs performance on an unrelated self-control task: Lingering costs of uncertainty and conflict. Journal of experimental social psychology, 74, 157-160. 

Core, T. J., Price, M. M., Alquist, J. L., Baumeister, R. F., & Tice, D. M. (2018). Life is uncertain, eat dessert first: Uncertainty causes controlled and unemotional eaters to consume more sweets. Appetite, 131, 68-72.

Hohman, Z., Hudson, D., Williams, R., Harris, B., Alquist, J., Mitchell, D., ... & Price, M. (2018). The Impacts of Stress on Economic Decisions. Available at SSRN 3249793.

Hurst, A. C., Alquist, J. L., & Puts, D. A. (2017). Women's fertility status alters other women's jealousy and mate guarding. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(2), 191-203.

Parent, M. C., & Alquist, J. L. (2016). Born fat: The relations between weight changeability beliefs and health behaviors and physical health. Health Education & Behavior, 43(3), 337-346.

Alquist, J. L., Ainsworth, S., Baumeister, R. F., Daly, M., & Stillman, T. F. (2015) The makings of might-have-beens: Effects of belief about free will on counterfactual thinking. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 268-283.

Baumeister, R. F., Alquist, J. L., & Vohs, K. D. (2015). Illusions of learning: Irrelevant emotions inflate judgments of learning. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 149-158.

Littlefield, A. K. & Alquist, J. L. (2014). Greater clarity with consilience: Testing causal models across methodological approaches. European Journal of Personality, 28, 394-395.

Alquist, J. L., Ainsworth, S. & Baumeister, R. F. (2013). Determined to conform: Disbelief in free will increases conformity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 5, 432-443.

Alquist, J. L. & Baumeister, R. F. (2012). Self control and addiction. In Shaffer, H. J., LaPlante, D. A., & Nelson, S. E. (Eds.), American Psychological Association Addiction Syndrome Handbook (pp. 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.

Baumeister, R. F., Crescioni, A. W., & Alquist, J. L. (2011). Free will as advanced action control for human social life and culture. Neuroethics, 4, 1-11.

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., DeWall, C.N., Vohs, K.D., & Alquist, J.L. (2010). Does emotion cause behavior (apart from making people do stupid, destructive things)? In Agnew, C. R., Carlston, D. E., Graziano, W. G., & Kelly, J. R. (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 119-136). New York: Oxford University Press.

Baumeister, R. F. & Alquist, J. L. (2009). Is there a downside to good self-control? Self and Identity, 8, 115-130.

Selected Presentations

*student co-author


Alquist, J. L., Ainsworth, S. E., Baumeister, R. F., Daly, M., & Stillman, T. (2014, February). The effects of free will beliefs on counterfactual thinking and independent thought. Paper presented at the Common-Sense Beliefs and Lay Theories SPSP preconference, Austin, TX.

Core, T. J.*, Alquist, J. L., & Baumeister, R. F. (2014, February). Religious certainty and health. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting 2014, Austin, Texas.

Alquist, J. L., Baumeister, R. F., & Tice, D. M. (2012, January). What you don't know can hurt you: Uncertainty depletes self-control resources. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Alquist, J. L. (2012, June). Willpower. Invited talk at the Global Spa and Wellness Summit, Aspen, CO.