I have three research areas: close relationships, conservation psychology, and educational psychology. My first research interest is examining processes related to relationship maintenance, such as interpersonal respect, forgiveness, and attitude alignment. My second research interest is examining antecedents and consequences of felt commitment to the natural environment. My third research interest is examining the psychology of teaching and learning.

Jody Davis | Research
Research Close Relationships Environmental Psychology Educational Psychology

Research

Publications

Davis, J. L., Green, J. D., Reid, C. A., Moloney, J. C., & Burnette, J. (in press). Forgiveness and health in nonmarried dyadic relationships. In L. L. Toussaint, E. Worthington, & D. Williams (Eds.), Forgiveness and health: Scientific evidence and theories relating forgiveness to better health. Springer.

Davis, J. L., Le, B., Coy, A. E., Rickert, J., Regan, B., & Ridgeway, K. (in press). Commitment to the environment: The role of subjective norms in college and community samples. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Lafrenière, M. K., Sedikides, C., Van Tongeren, D. R., & Davis, J. L. (in press). On the perceived intentionality of self-enhancement. The Journal of Social Psychology.

Pollack, J. M., Coy, A. E., Green, J. D., & Davis, J. L. (2015). Satisfaction, investments, and alternatives predict entrepreneurs' networking group commitment and subsequent revenue generation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39, 817-837.

Van Tongeren, D. R., Green, J. D., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Davis, J. L., & Ramos, M. (2015). Forgiveness increases meaning in life. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 47-55.

Trapp, S., Goodman, R., & Davis, J. L. (2014). Publishable graduate course projects: Bridging classwork with scholarship in a graduate student teaching course. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 5.

Green, J. D., Davis, J. L., & Reid, C. A. (2014). Third-party forgiveness: Social influences on intimate dyads. In C. Agnew (Ed.), Social influences on close relationships: Beyond the dyad. Cambridge University Press.

Reid, C. A., Davis, J. L., & Green, J. D. (2013). The power of change: Interpersonal attraction as a function of attitude similarity and attitude alignment. Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 700-719.

Green, J. D., Davis, J. L., Luchies, L. B., Coy, A. E., Van Tongeren, D. R., Reid, C. A., & Finkel, E. J. (2013). Victims versus perpetrators: Affective and empathic forecasting regarding transgressions in romantic relationships. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 329-333.

Coy, A. E., Farrell, A. K., Gilson, K. P., Davis, J. L., & Le, B. (2013). Commitment to the environment and student support for “green” campus initiatives. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences,3, 49-55.

Coy, A. E., Green, J. D., & Davis, J. L. (2012). With or without you: The impact of partner presence and attachment on exploration. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 411-415.

Davis, J. L., Burnette, J. L., Allison, S. T., & Stone, H. (2011). Against the odds: Academic underdogs benefit from incremental theories. Social Psychology of Education, 14, 341-346.

Davis, J. L., Le, B., & Coy, A. E. (2011). Building a model of commitment to the natural environment to predict ecological behavior and willingness to sacrifice. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 257-265. (view pdf)

Davis, J. L. (2011). How do I know if I’ve found Mr./Ms. Right? In G. Lewandowski, Jr.,  T. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (Eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Davis, J. L. (2011). My family and friends don’t like my partner. Should I listen to them? In G. Lewandowski, Jr.,  T. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (Eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Davis, J. L. (2011). Is there a good time to have kids? In G. Lewandowski, Jr.,  T. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (Eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Davis, J. L. (2011). Will having kids ruin our relationship? In G. Lewandowski, Jr.,  T. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (Eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Van Tongeren, D. R., Green, J. D., Davis, J. L., Davis, D. E., Worthington, E. L., Hook, J. N., Jennings, D. J., Gartner, A. L., & Greer, C. L. (2011). Meaning in life as a restraint of evil. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), Explaining evil. Praeger Publishers.

Davis, J. L., Green, J. D., & Reed, A. (2009). Interdependence with the environment: Commitment, interconnectedness, and environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 173-180.

Green, J. D., Burnette, J., & Davis, J. L. (2008). Third-party forgiveness: (Not) Forgiving your close other’s betrayer. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 407-418.

Green, J. D., Campbell, W. K., & Davis, J. L. (2007). Ghosts from the past: An examination of romantic relationships and self-discrepancy. Journal of Social Psychology, 147, 243-264.

Davis, J. L., & Rusbult, C. E. (2001). Attitude alignment in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 65-84.

Rusbult, C. E., Olsen, N., Davis, J. L., & Hannon, P. A. (2001). Commitment and relationship maintenance mechanisms. In J. H. Harvey & A. E. Wenzel (Eds.), Close romantic relationships: Maintenance and enhancement (pp. 87-113). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (view pdf)