Donelson R. Forsyth







Donelson R. Forsyth                               


     
Current Position
Professor, Colonel Leo K. and Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership

Vita and Presentation Topics

Education
Ph.D: University of Florida (Psychology)
BS: Florida State University (Psychology & Sociology)

Publications
Groups and Leadership
Ethics and Morality
Clinical applications
Educational Outcomes
Environmental Issues
Social Processes

Courses
Group Dynamics
Theories & Models of Leadership
Good & Evil: Empirical Perspectives
Empirical Exploration of Ethics
Leadership & the Social Sciences
FYS100: Groupology

 
Donelson R. Forsyth Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Jepson Hall
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia 23173
U.S.A.    Email Contact

A social and personality psychologist, Forsyth studies groups, leadership, ethical thought, and moral judgment. In addition to his general interest in group processes and psychological aspects of moral judgments, he explores empirically the psychological and interpersonal consequences of success and failure at the group and individual level, individual differences in ethical ideology, and perceptions of leaders. He has authored over 150 books, chapters, and articles on ethics, groups and related topics, and his work has appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychologist, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His work has been supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, JPL/NASA, and SCHEV. In 1996 he founded the journal Group Dynamics and served in 2008 as the president of Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.

He was recognized as the Outstanding Group Psychologist by the American Psychological Association in 1996, and received the Award of Excellence from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002, the State of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002, and the Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Richmond in 2010. He lectures and leads workshops on a range of topics associated with groups, leadership, and education (please see presentation topics).

For more information, please see DF's books and publications listed below or visit his:
Research website
Group Dynamics website
Ethics Position Questionnaire website
Google Scholar profile page.
Amazon Author profile page.


Books

  College teaching: Practical insights from the science of teaching and learning. (2016). Washington: American Psychological Association.

 

  Leading through conflict: Into the fray. (2016). New York: Palgrave McMillan. Co-editor with D. T. Kong.

 

  Group dynamics (6th edition). (2013). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

 

  For the greater good of all: Perspectives on individualism, society, and leadership (2011). Co-editor with C. L. Hoyt. New York: Palgrave.

  Group Dynamics (5th edition). (2010). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage.

  Social psychology of leadership. (2008). Co-editor with C. Hoyt & A. Goethals. New York: Praeger.

   Group dynamics (4th edition). (2006). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

The professor's guide to teaching: Psychological principles and practices. (2003). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Group dynamics (3rd edition). (1999). Belmont, Ca: Wadsworth.

Our social world. (1995). Pacific Grove, Ca: Brooks/Cole.

Handbook of social and clinical psychology: The health perspective. Co-editor with C. R. Snyder. (1991). New York: Pergamon.

Group dynamics (2nd edition). (1990). Pacific Grove, Ca: Brooks/Cole.

Psychotherapy and behavior change: Social, cultural, and methodological perspectives. With H. N. Higginbotham & Stephan G. West. (1988). New York: Pergamon.

Social psychology. (1987). Pacific Grove, Ca: Brooks/Cole.

An introduction to group dynamics. (1983). Pacific Grove, Ca: Brooks/Cole.

Moral attribution and the evaluation of action. (1978). Dissertation, University of Florida.



Groups and Leadership

Forsyth, D. R. (in press). How do leaders lead? Through social influence. In A. Goethals, S. Allison, R. Kramer, & D. Messick (Eds.), Contemporary conceptions of leadership. New York: Palgrave.

Forsyth, D. R. (2014). The psychology of groups. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers.

Forsyth, D. R. (2014). Groups in exercise and sports contexts: A forward. In M. R. Beauchamp & M. A. Eys (Eds.), Group dynamics in exercise and sport psychology (2nd. ed., pp. xxv-xxvi). New York: Routledge/Psychology Press.

Van Tongeren, D. R., Burnette, J. L., O’ Boyle, E., Worthington, E. L., & Forsyth, D. (2014). A meta-analysis of intergroup forgiveness. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 81-95.

Forsyth, D. R. (2013). Social influence and group behavior. In I. B. Weiner (Ed. in-chief) Handbook of psychology (Vol. 5, H. Tennen & J. Suls, Eds., pp. 305-328). New York: Wiley.

Burnette, J. L., Forsyth, D. R., & Pollack, J. M. (2011). Leadership in extreme contexts: A groupthink analysis of the May 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4, 29-40.

Hoyt, C. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (2010). Teams and groups. In R. A. Couto (Ed.), Political and civic leadership (Vol. 2, pp. 781-789). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R., & Burnett, J. L. (2010). Group processes. In E. R. Baumeister and E. Finkel (Eds.), Advanced social psychology (pp. 495-534). New York: Cambridge.

Forsyth, D. R. (2010). Delphi technique. In J. M. Levine & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations (Vol. 1, pp. 195-197). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R. (2009). Group dynamics. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Self-serving bias. In W. A. Darity (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences (Vol. 7, 2nd ed., p. 429). New York: Macmillan Reference.

Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Autokinetic effect. In W. A. Darity (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences (Vol. 1, 2nd ed., p. 216-217). New York: Macmillan Reference.

Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Group dynamics. In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 391-393). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hoyt, C. L., Goethals, G. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Introduction: A contemporary social psychology of leadership. In C. L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Leadership and Psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 1-10). Westport, CN: Praeger.

Forsyth, D. R., & Nye, J. L. (2008). Seeing and being a leader: The perceptual, cognitive, and interpersonal roots of conferred influence. In C. L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Leadership and Psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 116-131). Westport, CN: Praeger.

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.

Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Group dynamics. In A. Marturano & J. Gosling (Eds.), Key concepts in leadership studies (pp. 71-74). London: Routlege.

Forsyth, D. R. (2007). Group dynamics and leadership. (440 definitions of terms ranging from “accelerated interaction" to "work team"). In G. R. VandenBos (Ed. in Chief), APA dictionary of psychology. Washington: American Psychological Association.

Burnette, J. L., Taylor, K., Worthington, E., & Forsyth, D. R. (2007). Attachment working models and trait forgivingness: The mediating role of angry rumination. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1585-1596.

Forsyth, D. R. (2006). Effective group meetings and decision making. In R. M. MacNair (Ed.), Working for peace: A handbook of practical psychology (pp. 88-97). Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers.

Forsyth, D. R. (2006). Exploring group behavior. In G. D. Oster (Ed.), Life as a psychologist (pp. 64-67). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Forsyth, D. R., & Burnette, J. L. (2005). The history of group research. In S. Wheelan (Ed.), The handbook of group research and practice (pp. 3-18). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Derlega, V. J., Cukur, C., Kuang, J. C. Y., & Forsyth, D. R. (2002). Interdependent construal of self and the endorsement of conflict resolution strategies in interpersonal, intergroup, and international disputes. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 33, 610-625.

Forsyth, D. R., Zyzniewski, L. E., & Giammanco, C. A. (2002). Responsibility diffusion in cooperative collectives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 54-65.

Forsyth, D. R. (2000). Social comparison and influence in groups. In J. Suls & L. Wheeler (Eds.), Handbook of social comparison: Theory and research (pp. 81-103). New York: Plenum

Forsyth, D. R. (2000). One hundred years of group research. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 1-3.

Forsyth, D. R., Elliott, T. R., & Welsh, J. A. (1999). The functions of groups: A psychometric analysis of the group resources inventory. International Journal of Action Methods, 52, 1-14.

Forsyth, D. R (1998). Methodological advances in the study of group dynamics. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 211-212.

Forsyth, D. R., Wittenbaum, G. M. (1998). Nothing is wrong, change is inevitable. Contemporary Psychology, 43, 476-477.

Forsyth, D. R., & Kaufman, D. (1997). Improving with age. Contemporary Psychology, 42, 1084-1085.

Forsyth, D. R. (1997). The scientific study of groups: An editorial. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1, 36.

Forsyth, D. R., Heiney, M. M., & Wright, S. S. (1997). Biases in appraisals of women leaders. Group Dynamics, 1, 98-103.

Wright, S. S., & Forsyth, D. R. (1997). Group membership and collective identity: Consequences for self-esteem. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 16, 43-56.

Forsyth, D. R., & Kelley, K. N. (1996). Heuristic-based biases in estimations of personal contributions to collective endeavors. In J. L. Nye and A. Brower (Eds.), What's social about social cognition: Social cognition research in small groups (pp. 106-123). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

von der Gruen, W. O, & Forsyth, D. R. (1996). Interpersonal determinants of attitude change following counterattitudinal behavior. Current Psychology: Developmental, Learning, Personality, and Social, 15, 147-156.

Forsyth, D. R. (1994). Norms. In T. Manstead & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology. Oxford, UK.

Forsyth, D. R. (1994). Reference groups. In T. Manstead & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology. Oxford, UK.

Forsyth, D. R. (1994). Reciprocity. In T. Manstead & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology. Oxford, UK.

Forsyth, D. R., & Kelley, K. N. (1994). Attribution in groups: Estimations of personal contributions to collective endeavors. Small Group Research, 25, 367-383.

Forsyth, D. R. (1991). Charismatic leaders: manipulators, madmen, or myth? Contemporary Psychology, 36, 1037-1038.

Nye, J. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (1991). The effects of prototype-based biases on leadership appraisals: A test of leadership categorization theory. Small Group Research, 22, 360-379.

Forsyth, D. R. (1990). The pecking order. In R. Brown (Ed.), Human behavior: How groups work (Vol. 15, 1820-1827). New York: Marshall Cavendish.

Leary, M. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1987). Attributions of responsibility for collective endeavors. Review of Personality and Social Psychology, 8, 167-188.

Forsyth, D. R. (1985). Effective group decision making. In N. Wollman (Ed.), Working for peace: A handbook of practical psychology. San Luis Obispo, Calif.: Impact Publishers.

Schlenker, B. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1980). Effects of choice, responsibility, and anonymity on attitudes following attitude-consistent behavior. Journal of Psychology, 105, 75-82.

Schlenker, B. R., Forsyth, D. R., Leary, M. R., & Miller, R. S. (1980). A self-presentational analysis of the effects of incentives on attitude change following counterattitudinal behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 553-577.

Forsyth, D. R., Schlenker, B. R., Leary, M. R., & McCown, N. E. (1985). Self-presentational determinants of sex differences in leadership behavior. Small Group Behavior, 16, 197-210.

Zucker, P., Worthington, E., & Forsyth, D. R. (1985). Empathy skills training in structured groups. Human Relations, 38, 247-255.

Norvell, N., & Forsyth, D. R. (1984). The impact of inhibiting and facilitating causal factors on group members' reactions after success and failure. Social Psychology Quarterly, 47, 293-297.

Tuthill, D. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1982). Sex differences in opinion conformity and dissent. Journal of Social Psychology, 116, 205-210.

Walden, T. A., & Forsyth, D. R. (1981). Close encounters of the stressful kind: Affective, physiological, and behavioral reactions to the experience of crowding. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 6, 46-64.

Forsyth, D. R., Berger, R., & Mitchell, T. (1981). The effects of self- serving vs. other-serving claims of responsibility on attraction and attribution in groups. Social Psychology Quarterly, 44, 59-64.

Forsyth, D. R. (1980). The function of attributions. Social Psychology Quarterly, 43, 184-189.

Forsyth, D. R., & Mitchell, T. (1979). Reactions to other's egocentric claims of responsibility. Journal of Psychology, 103, 281-285.

Severy, L. J., Forsyth, D. R., & Wagner, P. J. (1979). A multi-method assessment of personal space development in female and male, black and white children. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 4, 68-86.

Riess, M., Forsyth, D. R., Schlenker, B. R., & Freed, S. (1977). Opinion conformity as an impression management tactic following commitment to unpleasant behaviors. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 9, 211-213.

Forsyth, D. R., & Schlenker, B. R. (1977). Attributing the causes of group performance: Effects of performance quality, task importance, and future testing. Journal of Personality, 45, 220-236.

Forsyth, D. R., & Schlenker, B. R. (1977). Attributional egocentrism following performance of a competitive task. Journal of Social Psychology, 102, 47-52.


Ethics and Moral Processes

O’Boyle, E. H., Forsyth, D. R., Banks, G. C., Story, P. A., & White, C. D. (in press). A meta-analytic test of redundancy and relative importance of the dark triad and five-factor model of personality. Journal of Personality.

O'Boyle, E. H., Jr., Forsyth, D. R., Story, P. A., & Banks, G. C. (2013). The dark triad–intelligence connection: No support for the “Evil Genius” hypothesis. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 789-794.

Forsyth, D. R. (2013). Judging the morality of business practices: The influence of personal moral philosophies: 20 years later. In A. C. Michalos & D. C. Poff (Eds.), Citation classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Celebrating the first thirty years of publication (pp. 722-723). New York: Springer Science+Business Media.

Forsyth, D. R., & O’Boyle, E. H., Jr. (2012). Ethics position theory and unethical work behavior. In R. A. Giacalone & M. D. Promislo (Eds.), Handbook of unethical work behavior: Implications for individual well-being (pp. 221-236). New York: M.E.Sharpe.

O’Boyle, E. H., Jr., Forsyth, D. R., Banks, G., & McDaniel, M. (2012). A meta-analysis of the dark triad and work outcomes: A social exchange perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 557-579.

O'Boyle, E. H., Jr., Forsyth, D.R., & O'Boyle, A. S. (2011). Bad apples or bad barrels: An examination of group- and organizational-level effects in the study of counterproductive work behavior. Group & Organizational Management, 36, 39-69.

Forsyth, D. R., & O'Boyle, E. H. (2011). Rules, standards, and ethics: Relativism predicts cross-national differences in the codification of moral standards. International Business Review, 20, 353-361.

Forsyth, D. R., & Hoyt, C. L. (2011). Perspectives on individualism, collectivism, and the greater good. In D. R. Forsyth & C. L. Hoyt (Eds.), For the greater good of all: Perspectives on individualism, society, and leadership (pp. 1-9). New York: Palgrave.

Ciulla, J. B., & Forsyth, D. R. (2011). Leadership ethics. In A. Bryman, D. Collinson, K. Grint, B. Jackson, & M. Uhl-Bien (Eds.), Handbook of leadership (pp. 229-241). London: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Ethics in experimentation. In W. A. Darity (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences (Vol. 2, 2nd ed., pp. 635-637). New York: Macmillan Reference.

Forsyth, D. R., O'Boyle, E. H., & McDaniel, M. A. (2008). East meets West: A meta-analytic investigation of cultural variations in idealism and relativism. Journal of Business Ethics, 83, 813-833.

Forsyth, D. R. (2001). Breaking standards of morality when studying morality: Case commentaries. Ethics & Behavior, 11, 357-360.

Forsyth, D. R. (1994). Caring about meta-ethics: Psychological perspectives on moral philosophy. Contemporary Psychology, 39, 386-387.

Forsyth, D. R. (1994). Helping people help themselves. Contemporary Psychology, 39, 819.

Forsyth, D. R. (1993). Honorable intentions versus praiseworthy accomplishments: The impact of motives and outcomes on the moral self. Current Psychology: Developmental, Learning, Personality, and Social, 12, 298-311.

Forsyth, D. R. (1992). Judging the morality of business practices: The influence of personal moral philosophies. Journal of Business Ethics, 11, 461-470.

Forsyth, D. R. (1992). Values, conceptions of science, and the social psychological study of morality. In W. M. Kurtines, M. Azmitia, & J. L. Gewirtz (Eds.), The role of values in psychology and human development (pp. 239-255). New York: Wiley.

Forsyth, D. R., & Nye, J. L. (1990). Personal moral philosophy and moral choice. Journal of Research in Personality, 24, 398-414.

Forsyth, D. R. (1990). The social psychology of self-presentation. Review of S. L. Zelen (Ed.), Self- representation: The Second Attribution-Personality Theory Conference. Contemporary Psychology, 35, 372- 373.

Singh, B., & Forsyth, D. R. (1989). Sexual attitudes and moral values: The importance of idealism and relativism. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 27, 160-162.

Forsyth, D. R., Nye, J. L., & Kelley, K. N. (1988). Idealism, relativism, and the ethic of caring. Journal of Psychology, 122, 243-248.

Pope, W. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1986). Judgments of deceptive communications: A multidimensional analysis. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 24, 435-436.

Forsyth, D. R., Pope, W. R., & McMillan, J. H. (1985). Students' reactions to cheating: An attributional analysis. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 10, 72-82.

Forsyth, D. R. (1985). Individual differences in information integration during moral judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 264-272.

Forsyth, D. R. (1984). Predicting immoral behavior. Research in Action, 8(3), 3-6.

Forsyth, D. R., & Scott, W. (1984). Attributions and moral judgments: Kohlberg's stage theory as a taxonomy of moral attributions. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 22, 321-323.

Forsyth, D. R., & Pope, W. R. (1984). Ethical ideology and judgments of social psychological research: A multidimensional analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 1365-1375.

Forsyth, D. R., & Pope, W. R. (1983). The attribution cube and moral judgments. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 21, 117-118.

Forsyth, D. R., & Berger, R. E. (1982). The effects of ethical ideology on moral behavior. Journal of Social Psychology, 117, 53-652.

Forsyth, D. R. (1981). A psychological perspective on ethical uncertainties in behavioral research. In A. J. Kimmel (Ed.), New directions for methodology of social and behavioral science: Ethics of human subject research, No. 10. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Forsyth, D. R. (1981). Moral judgment: The influence of ethical ideology. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 7, 218-223.

Forsyth, D. R. (1980). A taxonomy of ethical ideologies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 175-184.

Schlenker, B. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1977). On the ethics of psychological research. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 13, 369-396.

Forsyth, D. R. (1978). Moral attribution and the evaluation of action. Dissertation, University of Florida.


Clinical Applications

Forsyth, D. R. (in press). Clinical psychology of group psychotherapy. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd. ed). Oxford: Elsevier.

Forsyth, D. R., & Diederich, L. T. (2014). Group dynamics and development. In J. DeLucia-Waack, C. Kalodner, & M. Riva (Eds.), The handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy (2nd ed., pp. 34-45). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R. (2011). Groups and change: A multilevel perspective. In R. Conyne (Ed.), Oxford handbook of group counseling (pp. 19-35). New York: Oxford University Press.

Forsyth, D. R. (2010). Group process and group psychotherapy: Social psychological foundations of change in therapeutic groups. In J. E. Maddux & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Social psychological foundations of clinical psychology (pp. 497-513). New York: Guilford.

Forsyth, D. R. (2010). Support groups. In J. M. Levine & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations. (Vol 2, pp. 922-924). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R. (2010). Therapy groups. In J. M. Levine & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations. (Vol. 2, pp. 872-876).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R. (2004). Therapeutic groups. In M. Brewer (Ed.), Applied social psychology. UK: Blackwell.

Forsyth, D. R. (2002). Clinical psychology of group psychotherapy. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (pp.6426-6430). New York: Elsevier Science.

Forsyth, D. R. (2001). Therapeutic groups. In M. A. Hogg & R. S. Tindale (Eds.), Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology, Vol. 3: Group Processes (pp. 628-659). Oxford, UK: Blackwell

Forsyth, D. R. (2000). The social psychology of groups and group psychotherapy: One view of the next century. Group, 24, 147-155.

Forsyth, D. R., & Corazzini, J. G. (2000). Groups as change agents. In C. R. Snyder & R. E. Ingram (Eds.), Handbook of Psychological Change: Psychotherapy Processes and Practices for the 21st Century (pp. 309-336). New York: Wiley.

Forsyth, D. R., & Elliott, T. R. (1999). Group dynamics in the development and maintenance of psychological problems. In R. M. Kowalski & M. R. Leary (Eds.), The social psychology of emotional and behavioral problems (pp. 339-361). Washington, DC: APA.

Forsyth, D. R., & Leary, M. R. (1997). Achieving the goals of the scientist-practitioner model: The seven interfaces of social and counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 25, 180-200.

Forsyth, D. R., & Rose, M. L. (1993). Foundations and applications of group psychotherapy: A review. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 12, 237-238.

Forsyth, D. R. (1993). Building a bridge between basic social psychology and the study of mental health. Contemporary Psychology, 38, 932-933.

Forsyth, D. R. (1991). Change in therapeutic groups. In C. R. Snyder & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Handbook of Social and Clinical Psychology: The Health Perspective (pp. 664-680). New York: Pergamon.

Forsyth, D. R., & Leary, M. R. (1991). Metatheoretical and epistemological issues. In C. R. Snyder & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Handbook of Social and Clinical Psychology: The Health Perspective (pp. 757-773). New York: Pergamon.

Snyder, C. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1991). Social and clinical psychology united: The health-help-health cycle. In C. R. Snyder & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Handbook of Social and Clinical Psychology: The Health Perspective (pp. 3-17). New York: Pergamon.

Snyder, C. R., & Forsyth, D. R. (1991). The interface toward the Year 2000. In C. R. Snyder & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Handbook of Social and Clinical Psychology: The Health Perspective (pp. 788-806). New York: Pergamon.

Forsyth, D. R. (1988). Social psychology's three little pigs. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 3, 63-65. Reprinted in M. R. Leary (Ed.), The state of social psychology: Issues, themes, and controversies (pp. 63-65). Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage.

Forsyth, D. R., & Strong, S. R. (1986). The scientific study of counseling and psychotherapy: A unificationist view. American Psychologist, 41, 113-111. Reprinted in A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Methodological issues in clinical research (1992). Washington: APA.

Forsyth, N. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (1983). The peril and promise of attributional counseling: A reply. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 457-458.

Forsyth, N. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (1982). Internality, controllability, and the effectiveness of attributional interpretation in counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 29, 140-150.

Altmaier, E. M., Leary, M. R., Forsyth, D. R., & Ansel, J. D. (1979). Attribution therapy: Effects of locus of control and timing on treatment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 26, 481-486.


Social Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Forsyth, D. R. (2011). Group dynamics. In R. L. Miller, E. Balcetis, S. R. Burns, D. B. Daniel, B. K. Saville, & W. D. Woody (Eds.), Promoting student engagement (Vol. 2, pp. 28-32). Washington: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Forsyth, D. R., Story, P. A., Kelley, K. N., & McMillan, J. H. (2009). What causes failure and success? Students' perceptions of their academic outcomes. Social Psychology of Education, 12, 157-174.

Forsyth, D. R., Lawrence, N. K., 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.

Forsyth, D. R. (2003). The professor's guide to teaching: Psychological principles and practices. Washington: American Psychological Association.

Forsyth, D. R., & Archer, C. R. (1997). Technologically assisted instruction and student mastery, motivation, and matriculation. Teaching of Psychology, 24, 207-212.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Welsh, J. A., Archer, C. R., Mindes, E. J., & Forsyth, D. R. (1996). Computer- assisted instruction as a supplement to lectures in an introductory psychology class. Teaching of Psychology, 23, 175-180.

Forsyth, D. R., & Wibberly, K. H. (1993). The self-reference effect: Demonstrating schematic processing in the classroom. Teaching of Psychology, 20, 237-238.

Forsyth, D. R., & McMillan, J. H. (1991). Some practical proposals for motivation students. In R. J. Menges & M. Svinicki (Eds.), Approaching Instructional Problems through Theoretical Perspectives: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 44, 53-66. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

McMillan, J. H., & Forsyth, D. R. (1991). Why do learners learn? Answers offered by current theories of motivation. In R. J. Menges & M. Svinicki (Eds.), Approaching Instructional Problems through Theoretical Perspectives: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 44, 39-52. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.

Noel, J., Forsyth, D. R., & Kelley, K. (1987). Improving the performance of failing students by overcoming their self-serving attributional biases. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 8, 151-162.

McMillan, J. H., Wergin, J. F., Forsyth, D. R., & Brown, J. C. (1987). Student ratings of instruction: A summary of the literature. Instructional Evaluation, 8, 2-13.

Forsyth, D. R. (1986). An attributional analysis of students' reactions to success and failure. In R. Feldman (Ed.), The social psychology of education. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Mcmillan, J. H., & Forsyth, D. R. (1983). Attribution-affect relationships following classroom performance. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 8, 109-118.

Forsyth, D. R., & McMillan, J. (1981). Attributions, affect, and expectations: A test of Weiner's three-dimensional model. Journal of Educational Psychology, 73, 393-401.

Forsyth, D. R., & McMillan, J. (1981). The attribution cube and reactions to educational outcomes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 73, 632-641.

McMillan, J. H., & Forsyth, D. R. (1981). The impact of social psychological factors on school learning: An overview. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 12, 20-31.


Social Psychology and the Environment

Forsyth, D. R., van Vugt, M., Schlein, G., & Story, P. A. (in press). Identity and environmental sustainability: Place-based social identity increases environmental engagement. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Story, P. A., & Forsyth, D. R. (2008). Watershed conservation and preservation: Environmental engagement as helping. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 28, 305-317.

Forsyth, D. R., Garcia, M., Zyzniewski, L. E., Story, P. A., & Kerr, N. A. (2004). Watershed pollution and preservation: The awareness-appraisal model of environmentally positive intentions and behaviors. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 4, 115-128.


Studies in Social Psychology

Forsyth, D. R. (2004). Inferences about actions performed in constraining contexts: Correspondence bias or correspondent inference? Current Psychology: Developmental, Learning, Personality, Social, 23, 41-51.

Murdock, N. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (1985). Is gender biased language sexist? A perceptual approach. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 9, 39-49.

Forsyth, D. R. (1979). Scientific and commonsense reasoning: A comparison. Human Studies, 2, 161-172.

Schlenker, B. R., Bonoma, T. V., & Forsyth, D. R. (1977). The attributional "double standard": Actor-observer differences in predicting the relationship between attitudes and behaviors. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 8, 108-117.

Forsyth, D. R., Riess, M., & Schlenker, B. R. (1977). Impression management concerns governing reactions to a faulty decision. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 8, 12-22.

Forsyth, D. R., Albritton, E., & Schlenker, B. R. (1977). The effects of social context and size of injury on perceptions of a harm-doer. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 9, 37-39.

Forsyth, D. R. (1976). Crucial experiments and social psychological inquiry. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2, 454-459.

Forsyth, D. R., & Clark, R. D. (1975). The effects of frustration and social desirability on heterosexual attraction. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 6, 114-118.

Honors and Achievements

  • SPSP Award for Distinguished Service to the Society (2014), Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Richmond (2010)
  • President, Division 49, Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association (2008)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (2008)
  • G. Stanley Hall/H. K. Wolfe Lecturer, American Psychological Association (2008)
  • Award of Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University (2002)
  • State of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (2002)
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Virginia Social Science Association (2001)
  • Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University (2000)
  • Outstanding Group Psychologist, Division 49, American Psychological Association (1996)
  • Distinguished Leadership and Service Award, College of Humanities and Science, Graduate Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (1995)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Virginia Commonwealth University (1993)
  • Central Virginia Faculty Consortium Professor (1992-1994)
  • Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University (1992)
  • Humanities and Sciences Outstanding Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University (1985)