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Jeni Burnette

Jeni Burnette

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Dr. Burnette's primary research interests focus on the role of implicit theories in overcoming challenges to intrapersonal and interpersonal goal pursuits. Other lines of research include forgiveness and intergroup processes.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Burnette, J. L. (2010). Implicit theories of body weight: Entity beliefs can weigh you down. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 410-422.
  • Burnette, J. L., Davis, D., Green, J. D., & Worthington, E.L., Jr., & Bradfield*, E. (2009). Insecure attachment and depressive symptoms: The mediating role of rumination, empathy and forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 276-280.
  • Burnette, J. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (2008). “I didn’t do it:” Responsibility biases in open and closed groups. Group Dynamics: Theory Research and Practice, 12, 210-222.
  • Burnette, J. L. & Franiuk, R. (2010). Individual differences in implicit theories of relationships: Predicting forgiveness in developing relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 2, 144-148.
  • Burnette, J. L., Pollack, J. M., & Hoyt, C. L. (2010) Individual differences in implicit theories of leadership ability and self-efficacy: Predicting responses to stereotype threat. Journal of Leadership Studies, 3, 46-56.
  • Burnette, J. L., Taylor, K., Worthington, E. L., Jr., & Forsyth, D. R. (2007). Attachment working models and trait forgivingness: The mediating role of angry rumination. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1585-1596.
  • Finkel, E. J., Burnette, J. L., & Scissors, L. E. (2007). Vengefully ever after: Destiny beliefs, state attachment anxiety, and forgiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 871-886.
  • Forsyth, D. R., Kerr, N. A., Burnette, J. L., & Baumeister, R. F. (2007). Attempting to improve the academic performance of struggling college students by bolstering their self-esteem: An intervention that backfired. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 447-459.
  • Green, J. D., Burnette J. L., & Davis, J. L. (2008). Third-party forgiveness: (Not) forgiving your close others betrayal. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 407-418.

Other Publications:

  • Forsyth, D. R., & Burnette, J. L. (2010). Group Processes. In R. F. Baumeister & E. J. Finkel (Eds.), Advanced Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks. CA: Sage.

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Methods and Analyses
  • Methods and Statistics for Social Psychology
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics in Psychological Research
  • The Self and Relationships
  • Weight Management: Theory and Practice

Jeni Burnette
Department of Psychology
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia 23173
United States

  • Phone: (804) 289-8113

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