About Green Lab

Dr. Jeffrey D. Green received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and currently is a Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Green studies the interplay of emotional states and the self (such as nostalgia), self-protection and self-enhancement, close relationships and the self (e.g., forgiveness, attachment), issues related to meaning in life and positive psychology, including humility and gratitude.

Green’s work has been published in journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Self and Identity, Social Cognition, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Psychological Inquiry.

Dr. Jeff Green with students in front of psychology building.

2015 student group posing on the stairs

Recent Publications

Gabriel, A. S., da Motta Veiga, S. P., Butts, M. M., Turban, D. B., Chawla, N., & Green, J. D. (in press). Feeling positive, negative, or both? Examining the self-regulatory benefits of emotional ambivalence. Organization Science. Impact factor: 3.26.

Abdevali, M., Mazaheri, M., Besharat, M., Zabihzadeh, A., & Green, J. D. (in press). Borderline personality disorder and larger comfortable distance in close relationships. Personality and Individual Differences.

Green, J. D., Cairo, A. H., Sedikides, S., & Wildschut. (2021). The ties that bind: University nostalgia fosters relational and collective university engagement. Frontiers in Social Psychology.

Reid, C. A., Green, J. D., Short, S. D., Willis, K. D., Moloney, J. M., Collison, E. A., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Gramling, S. (2020). The past as a resource for the bereaved: Nostalgia predicts declines in distress. Cognition and Emotion.

Cairo, A. H., Green, J. D., Forsyth, D., Behler, A. M. C., & Raldiris, T. (2020). Gray (literature) matters: Evidence of selective hypothesis reporting in social psychological research. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Behler, A. M. C., Green, J. D., & Joy-Gaba, J. (2020). “We lost a member of the family”: Predictors of the grief experience surrounding the loss of a pet. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 8, 54-70.

Behler, A. M. C., Green, J. D., Wall, C.J., & Bos, A. (2020). To help or to harm? Assessing the impact of envy on prosocial and antisocial behaviors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 1156-1168.  

Cheung, W. Y., Hepper, E. G., Reid, C. A., Green, J. D., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2020). Anticipated nostalgia: Looking forward to looking back. Cognition and Emotion, 34, 511-525.

Reid, C. A., Davis, J. L., & Green, J. D. (2019). Whatever it takes: Attitude alignment in close relationships following third party rejection. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58, 853-868.

Green, J. D., Sedikides, C., Van Tongeren, D. R., Behler, A. M. C., & Barber, J. R. (2019). Self-enhancement, righteous anger, and moral grandiosity. Self and Identity, 18, 201-216.

Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J., Coy, A. E., Reid, C. A., Van Tongeren, D.R., Davis, J. L., & Green, J. D. (2019). People feel worse about their forgiveness when mismatches between forgiveness and revenge create adaptation risks. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36, 681-705.

Berry, D. R., Brown, K. W., Cairo, A. H., Goodman, R. J., Quaglia, J. T., & Green, J. D. (2018). Mindfulness increases prosocial responses toward ostracized strangers through empathic concern. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 93-112.